About Atlantic Union
vocals, guitar, bodhran, concertina
vocals, violin, viola, bouzouki, guitar
Celtic harp. accordion, piano, vocals
ATLANTIC UNION is an innovative acoustic trio based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Since 1997, Atlantic Union has built a solid reputation in Atlantic Canada for new interpretations of traditional material and for original songs that draw on Celtic roots and folk traditions from both sides of the pond. Their music is effervescent, original and emotionally compelling. Sally Goddard, originally from England, is known for the power and purity of her voice. She plays guitar, bass, bodhran and concertina. Dan Rubin toured and recorded across Western Canada for decades before moving to Newfoundland in 2002. He plays violin, viola, mandolin, octave mandolin, bouzouki, dulcimer, guitar and bass. With the addition of Jane Ogilvie, originally from New Brunswick, playing Celtic Harp, piano and accordion, the trio has found new momentum and has just released its third recording.
We have just released our fourth recording, Indulgence, a collaborative project more than two years in the making. We are very happy with this collection of nine originals and five songs by composers we love. The subjects range from lost love to the Battle of the Atlantic and from newborn babies to giant clams. The instrumentation is rich, including Celtic harp, wonderful vocals, accordion, piano, violin, viola, guitar and bouzouki. For samples of the songs, just go to the page for INDULGENCE. Copies will be on sale soon at Fred's Records and O'Brien's Music in St. John's, and you can order your copy by emailing us. FREE Review copies are available if you are a radio programmer; just let us know.
Atlantic Union’s third release is a collection of traditional and original songs about the pull towards home. The album combines local anthems with pieces inspired by the writings of JRR Tolkien and Henry David Thoreau. Sally’s tribute to her hometown of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, the song Hush Hush about the Highland Clearances and Jim Payne’s Waltz Around the Cape add layers to
the story. As the liner notes explain, This is the journey we are on, travelling far but turning, always turning, toward home. . .
WHAT LIES AHEAD?
For Atlantic Union, these are exciting times. With a new CD just released, the trio is looking forward to regional and international touring to reach new audiences.
You can contact Atlantic Union by email () or by telephone (709-335-2340.)