Rik Barron | Bound for the Ice

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Bound for the Ice

by Rik Barron

True Maritime folk
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. 10,000 Miles Away
3:25 $0.99
2. Oh No Not I
3:53 $0.99
3. The Foggy Dew/Sally in the Garden
2:49 $0.99
4. New Frontier
2:23 $0.99
5. The Girl I Left Behind
2:34 $0.99
6. The Ferryland Sealer
3:21 $0.99
7. I Wish We Had Our Time Again
2:10 $0.99
8. The Old Polina
3:13 $0.99
9. Green Castle Hornpipe/Nancy
2:21 $0.99
10. A Shantyman's Life
2:56 $0.99
11. The Preacher and the Bear
3:06 $0.99
12. Snowdrop/Come In
4:06 $0.99
13. Heave Away
3:20 $0.99
14. Open Road
2:59 $0.99
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Album Notes
Bound for the Ice is Rik Barron’s first solo CD. While it has a broad musical scope his Newfoundland seafaring heritage is clearly evident throughout this well played and produced collection. The recording is sprinkled with sea shanties and fine celtic instrumentals. Whether it is the ballad of the Shantyman’s Life or the rollicking 10,000 Miles Away Rik’s distinctive baritone voice brings a distinctive feel to this storied but all to often derivative tradition. The Ferryland Sealer is a particularly interesting traditional song for Rik as his mothers family have occupied the town of Ferryland for more than 150 years and were indeed fisherman and sealers. Instrumentals like the Foggy Dew and Sally in the Garden show the cross section of cultures from the British Isles to the New World.

Noted sub mariner and singer Tom Lewis gave the CD an enthusiastic thumbs up.



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raymond j tetreault

bound for the ice
I've been looking for sea shanties that have a modern feel for quite some time and Rik Barron fills the bil.

Greg Bale

Rik Barron - "Bound For The Ice"
I picked this up in the $5 sale, based on the comparison to Stan Rogers. Actually, Rik sounds eerily like John Hartford, which is highlighted by his (excellent) cover of John's "I Wish We Had Our Time Again." Rik has a strong, pleasant baritone that really shines on more exuberant pieces like "The Old Polina," probably the album's best cut; but all the cuts are quite good, and the musicianship from all is first-rate. Interesting versions of old traditional songs and a few new ones thrown in, the album has grabbed me a little more each of the 3 times I've listened so far. I will be looking for more of Rik's later material.