Alison O’Donnell

Monday, 12 June 2017, 18:34 | Category : Podcasts
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Alison O’Donnell, former singer for acid folk legends Mellow Candle talks to Jason Barnard about her life in music, including forthcoming solo album Climb Sheer The Fields Of Peace on Mega Dodo.

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  1. Alison O’Donnell – An Empire In Its Glory (Climb Sheer The Fields Of Peace, MegaDodo, 2017)
  2. Mellow Candle – Feeling High (Single A-side, SNB, 1968)
  3. Mellow Candle – Heaven Heath (1969 demo) (The Virgin Prophet, Kissing Spell, 1994)
  4. Mellow Candle – Sheep Season (Swaddling Songs, Deram, 1972)
  5. Mellow Candle – Messenger Birds (Swaddling Songs, Deram, 1972)
  6. Mellow Candle – Dan The Wing (Swaddling Songs, Deram, 1972)
  7. Flibbertigibbet – Little Roving Sailor (Whistling Jigs To The Moon, Stanyan, 1978)
  8. Flibbertigibbet – Episodes (Whistling Jigs To The Moon, Stanyan, 1978)
  9. The Owl Service and Alison O’Donnell – The Wooden Coat (The Fabric of Folk, Static Caravan, 2008)
  10. Alison O’Donnell – Come Unto Me (Hey Hey Hippy Witch, Freeworld, 2009)
  11. Head South By Weaving & Alison O’Donnell – Fleeing Limbus (The Execution of Frederick Baker, Ritual Echo, 2012)
  12. Firefay & Alison O’Donnell – Night Spell (Anointed Queen, Stone Tape Recordings, 2014)
  13. United Bible Studies – The Devil’s Trumpet is a Witch’s Weed (Rosary Bleeds, Golden Pavilion, 2016)
  14. Alison O’Donnell – In The Snowmelt (Climb Sheer The Fields Of Peace, MegaDodo, 2017)

Take a journey from Alison’s first recordings with Mellow Candle, the rare folk of Flibbertigibbet, solo work and her recent collaborations with The Owl Service, Head South By Weaving, Firefay and United Bible Studies. More information can be found at:

2 Comments for “Alison O’Donnell”

  1. 1Ben Pheiffer

    Thoroughly enjoyed this… was great to have some one-on-one time with the fabulous Assie in Dublin in April! Thanks for sharing the podcast! Ben

  2. 2Kate

    Brilliant listening and a great chance to revisit all those songs and to see how Alison’s music has changed over the years. Fantastic diversity on display and breadth of genre in there and lovely to hear the stories behind the songs.

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