Solstice Spirit


Solstice Spirit – The Musical Visions of Sister Gildaherd the Benign


‘The musical styles included in this Solstice offering are as eclectic as Elliott himself and I thank him for sharing his wit, wisdom and wonderful musicality with us again.’ WholeNote

Hot off the presses, this new CD from award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Kirk Elliott offers a wide range of familiar tunes for the festive season and beyond.

Who was Sister Gildaherd the Benign, you ask? ‘The youngest of twelve children, Gildaherd lost her entire family within months, due to primitive medical conditions, jousting, and head cheese. Relocated to an obsolete convent, she was tormented by insomnia – until she found a mysterious herbal cure, which somehow rendered her susceptible to auditory hallucinations.’ Self employed music historian ‘sans cred’ Kirk Elliott has created an imaginative, festive collection of Gildaherd’s musical visions, from The Huron Carol and Edi beo thu to She’s Like the Swallow and Polorum Saskatoona, and many more, all treated with Kirk’s celebrated wit, tenderness, and trademark blend of wild and wonderful instrumental sounds.

Sample track: The Huron Carol (17th c., arr. Kirk Elliott)

“Kirk Elliott is the Leonardo da Vinci of music.” (Max Ferguson, CBC)
“Elliott’s clever parody offers wonderful entertainment…PDQ Bach has a long-lost brother in arms.” (Editor’s Corner, the WholeNote)

Price: $14 plus shipping and handling. HST added at checkout for Canadian customers.

Catalogue no.: KESS 2016.

Physical street Date November 25/16; DIGITAL STREET DATE November 3/17.


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