Answer To Jimmy’s Guessing Game: Annalivia

I told you about last night, how Tim and I were having fun finding the answer to Jimmy’s mystery tune. After  looking for the answer using Google, Bing, Yahoo, Myspace, Daily Motion and even Amazon, we found the answer.  The singer of this version of When I Was in My Prime is  Liz Simmons of Annalivia.

I mentioned the band in one of my posts.  However, it’s Jimmy’s idea that made us listen closely and even take notice of their latest CD Barrier Falls. Their music has that Americana feel with traces of Bluegrass and Irish music. The band’s  name may also refer to the following:

*103.2 Dublin City FM (Previously: Anna Livia FM and Dublin City Anna Livia FM) is an Independent Local Radio station in Dublin, Ireland

*A bronze monument formerly located on O’Connell Street in Dublin, also a name of a bridge. Check out the details of Barrier Falls here.

Here are the band members:

Liz Simmons (vocals, guitar), Flynn Cohen (guitar, vocals), Mariel Vandersteel (fiddle, vocals), Emerald Rae (fiddle, vocals, stepdancing) Stuart Kenney (upright bass, banjo)

Among the band’s chief influences are: Capercaillie, Yes,Alison Krauss and Union Station, Emmylou Harris,De Dannan, Dervish, Clannad,Pentangle, Andy Irvine and Paul Brady, The Bothy Band,Fairport Convention, Altan,  Dolores Keane, Karan Casey, Deanta,The Corrs,XTC and Steeleye Span.

More info here : This is where you can listen to that track too.

We won the new CD from the band. My copy should be in the mail in a matter of time. Thanks Jimmy. It was a fun game-and the perks.


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