Chris Foster - Hadelin

- Chris Foster

Chris Foster - Hadelin

This is my seventh solo album. The songs on Hadelin have all sorts of connections with people and places that I have known over the years. Most of them bear the patina of age, but they are not museum pieces. They refer to the natural world, the rhythm of the seasons, birth, life, death, love, betrayal, the ebb and flow of the struggle for justice and human rights. All things that remain a constant, albeit shifting, backdrop to the human condition, from generation to generation. With this in mind, I invited Jim Moray to produce the album, and I sought out musicians of the next generation to join me in recording it, along with others who I have worked with over the years.


Released February 25, 2017

Chris Foster: Vocals, Guitar and Hammered Dulcimer

Trevor Lines: Five string double bass

Jackie Oates: Five string viola and Vocals

John Kirkpatrick: Button accordion and One-row melodeon and Vocals

Martin Brinsford: Tambourine

Gillian Stevens: Treble viol, Tenor viol and Bass viol

Bára Grímsdóttir, Amy Dawson, Simon Metson, Libby Metson and Jim Causley: Vocals

All songs arranged by Chris Foster with the performers, except the string arrangement for The holland handkerchief and vocal arrangements on The trees they’re all bare, Who reaps the profit? Who pays the price? and Spring song by Bára Grímsdóttir.

Producer: Jim Moray

Assistant engineer: Dylan Fowler at Stiwdio Felin Fach

​ Recorded May to September 2016 in Reykjavík, Iceland, Stiwdio Felin Fach, Abergavenny, Wales and The Old School House, Bristol, England

Mastered by Minerva Pappi of Waudio, Finland

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