Piping It In by Jack Baker (Irish American News, August 2018)

"A couple of years ago I had the distinct pleasure to review the first album by Gillian Head, one of the finest fiddlers to come from Nova Scotia in a long time.  This last month I had the joy to receive Gillian's latest release "tidal" and boy-oh-brother it is so alive and powerful, flat out fun fiddling that there is no way you can keep from falling in love with it.  Joined by Jason Roach, as fine as piano player as I've ever heard, Gillian sails to new heights, taking chances, playing with fire and imagination and grace.  She does some of the late Jerry Holland's music, he was her teacher and would be mightly proud that the seeds he planted have grown into this dynamo.  She also does tunes by Liz Carroll and a goodly number of original tunes that will leave you awestruck by her immense talent.  I sincerely hope some of the performances venues in this area start dragging this powerhouse fiddler down from Nova Scotia to grace Midwestern stages.  This is a young musician to keep your eye on, and your ears open to, don't get much better."

Leave a comment