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Exotic Masks And Sensible Shoes

Exotic Masks And Sensible Shoes

About this release

Alison O'Donnell is an Irish musician, singer and songwriter.  At the age of 11 she co-founded the progressive folk rock band Mellow Candle with school friends Clodagh Simonds and Maria White.  They released their first single, Feeling High in 1968 and lived and worked in Ireland and England between 1969 and 1973 releasing their first album, the highly acclaimed Swaddling Songs on Deram in 1972.  

O’Donnell has released a number of albums over the years including The Virgin Prophet, an album of unreleased Mellow Candle sessions in 1996 and a well received solo album Hey Hey Hippy Witch here on Floating World Records back in 2010.

Exotic Masks And Sensible Shoes is her second solo project since then and marks a welcome return for the queen of psych-folk.


1. Girl Of The House
2. The Stag and The Hen
3. Sing Like His Brother
4. Breaking Soul
5. In The Land Of Persepolis
6. The Owl Of Saint-Chartier
7. Listening To Aimee
8. Oh Father Who Is Not Holy
9. Hark The Mission Herald
10. The Floppy Ears I Love So Much
11. Saint Begnet Of Thorn Island
12. When Magpies Squabble

Album Review - Folk Radio, July 2019


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