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The Nine Seas

Liz Tormes & Fiona McBain

Singer/songwriter/guitarists Liz Tormes and Fiona McBain have been making music together for 20 years and have finally finished their long-awaited album.

Songwriter/storyteller and album co-producer Jim White describes the sound of The Nine Seas:

“Blink your eyes and you’ll think you’re hearing some stellar, white-gospel sister group from long ago conveying plaintive, heartbreaking melodies intricately woven together to create a seamless beguiling whole”.

Their debut album “Dream of Me” was released April 3, 2020.

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The Quarantine Chronicles

The Quarantine Chronicles - Every Sunday

Our debut album came out April 3rd, 2020 which was only a couple of weeks after NYC locked down to help stem the COViD crisis. As a result, Fiona and Liz have been remotely recording versions of their songs (as well as their favourite covers), using the Acapella App.

This week, we bring you an old gospel/sacred song "I'll Fly Away". We have sung this song together in public on countless occasions where it's been played as a lively, joyful, toe-tapping gospel song. We have also each sung this solo, slowed down in more somber settings, as we witness a loved one crossing from one world to the next. No matter the tempo, somehow this song always brings comfort with the idea that there is a better world than this one, where we will meet again in joy and happiness.