As long as there have been mothers, songs have been sung to comfort and lull their children into heavy eyed forgetfulness. Lullabies historically have been sung a-cappella by women creating a sound that communicates directly and intimately to the listener.
Lullabies, like laments, serenades, love songs and old time hymns are heartfelt and soothing and have been passed from generation to generation orally. Each song, even with its shared purpose, is imbued with its own style that takes you across the world to its own birthplace and time.
The CD includes lullabies from Iceland, South Korea, Slovakia and New Zealand.
You can hear a sample on their website at www.worldlullabies.co.uk
Performed by Justine Wheeler & Louise Raven