There is something about the sea that draws people to it, holidaymakers, swimmers, fisherman, naturalists, naturists, sailors, lovers. It has many moods, dark and brooding, light and glistening. Hidden dangers and safe havens. In folk terms it's too easy to dismiss the sea with it's shanties. Fortunately, Charity Quin has decided to try and capture the multifaceted environment in a cycle of song and a damned fine job she makes of it to. Voiced like a siren she envokes many images and thoughts about the watery domain and it's interaction with life.


Charity has a beautiful and haunting voice. 'The Patience of The Fishermen' is all Charity's own work apart from the old Irish folk song "Sea Fever" and "Motherless Child", which was recorded in Ely Cathedral. Charity's interpretative powers do justice to her own Celtic and folk-tinged compositions. Very much all the way through one can hear the depths of love for the restless moving of the sea and nature in Charity's writings, especially in "Come And Lay Your Head" and "The Beach". This is a lady with great depth of thought and character. For those with an ear for wistfully, contemplative music, this is thoroughly recommended.