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Neil Pearlman

with Maeve Gilchrist

Pianist immersed in Scottish and Cape Breton tradition touring and recording as accompanist, soloist and teacher, with an innovative style.

AFTON WATER, by Robert Burns

Maeve Gilchrist, vocal; Neil Pearlman, piano, and band

“Afton Water,” or “Flow Gently, Sweet Afton,” is one of my favorite Burns songs. It warns the river Afton not to wake the singer's sweetheart Mary, who is sleeping by its banks. Although it is a love song of sorts, the song is more focused on ...


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aftonlyrics.pdf Neil statement.pdf

From the CD Coffee and the Mojo Hat