Release date: April 2012
A North Country Lass is an album by Lesley Garrett, released for St George's Day on April 23, 2012. Reunited with music director Paul Bateman and producer James Fitzpatrick, with whom she worked on her first five hit albums, Lesley has mined more than six centuries of traditional music. She has selected sixteen songs that range from Henry VIII's 'Pastime With Good Company' and John Dowland's 'Fine Knacks For Ladies', the 17th century's 'Over The Hills And Far Away' and title track 'A North Country Lass', to the more recent Welsh lullaby 'Suo Gan' and as a bonus the complete version of 'On Ilkley Moor Baht'at' arranged for soprano, brass band and choir.
The album features the award-winning City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus and the Black Dyke Band
Symphonic Arrangements and orchestrations by some of Britain's finest Film and Classical composers.