Between Worlds CD GLCD1004
‘Between Worlds’ is Sue Aston’s most ambitious work to date. Recorded in Penzance and featuring a host of Cornish musical talent, it is already being hailed as her best work. Sue’s talent as a composer comes to the fore on this album as many of the tracks feature Sue’s haunting violin melodies soaring above a musical backdrop provided by string quartet, guitars, flute, piano and voice.
‘Between Worlds oozes with talent, each piece a perfect landscape of Cornwall painted by Sue Aston’s violin playing. From the soft idyllic side of The Final Homecoming to the original and uplifting Celtic sounds of Mazey Dazey, it’s easy to see why she is so vital to the classical scene, both in Cornwall and further afield. Between Worlds will no doubt only see her importance and popularity soar.’
Craig Broad ‘My Cornwall’ magazine
So is it Celtic or Classical Music?
“Classical or Celtic Music is not a specific style or sound to me, it is a creative desire to channel the natural landscape into the universal language of music. My muse is the granite cliffs and the rolling moors of Kernow, her legends, her culture and people.”
‘Sue Aston’s is modern Cornish music, taking and interpreting themes and harmonies letting them be heard again. It is as relevant as Malcolm Arnold’s Padstow Lifeboat and Cornish Dances and Bax’s Tintagel – perhaps more so’. John Colby
‘As a composer, Sue Aston is surely in touch with the vibrant revival of Celtic music in Cornwall, as an instrumentalist she expertly brings those compositions to life in an emotional and classical form. Her work reverberates from her West Penwith home and is surely without equal.
Sue’s music has featured on many television programmes and radio stations, but to me, the one thing which counts above all else is her intimate connection with Cornwall and the Cornish’. Michael John Chappell