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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Wednesday, August 25, 2004
    Lights in the Dark
     


    Zazou to the rescue. It's been that kind of week. Lights in the Dark is his take on Irish sacred music, a thoughtfully-researched set of traditional songs which weave the old with the new, lullabys and laments to the fore, a trademark Zazou collaboration with fine ethnic musicians and icons like Peter Gabriel and Dead Can Dance's Brendan Perry.

    It's Zazou to the rescue because I've been planning four 'Iona-style' services for the Liverpool clergy conference, and wanted to offer a contemplative soundtrack some distance from predictable mass-market 'Celtic' mush. This is it.