The Rainmakers

Well, Visiting the National Folk Festival, of course I purchased some CDs. The Rainmakers (otherwise knows as the rigby thomson family band, being Jane Thompson, James, Maggie, Elsie and Naomi Rigby) was one of the best surprises of the festival. Kate knew them and insisted we all go and watch. Very clever and complex harmonies. The tracks are recorded live. Unfortunately the highlight of the show, money money money, is not on the CD. But all the tracks are of an excellent quality. Here are my thee favourite songs, though they are all very good.

  • My favourite track on the album is It’s a Free World. A quirky and satirical song about the endless need for balance between people rights and the need to get along with each other.
  • Hot Water Bottle is a gentle and happy song about everyday life, enough to lighten the heart of all who listen to it.
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow is a different and beautifully harmonic version of the classic musical song about an abused child desiring to escape into a dream world where things are better.

the rainmakers

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