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[Watching Ghosts...and Other Songs] "Songs full of charm"

(fRoots Radio Playlist Album Choice, Jan 2014)

 Songwriter / Musician New Zealand

 [Light Time & Sound] "Perfect late-night listening for grown-ups"

(fRoots Magazine, Mar 2018)

Listen/Buy at Bandcamp

Light Time & Sound 

2017 NEW RELEASE

Breaking Beyond (single)

From: Fences Fall - Songs from the Lyrics of Michael O'Leary (2011)

Watching Ghosts...and Other Songs 2013

The Going Away

2009

Light Time & Sound (2017)

 Radio Angel - 1

 Another Way - 2

Touch & Stay - 3

 (Another) Saturday Night - 4

 Be Kind To Your Heart - 5

 Over The Line - 6

 Eucalyptus Man - 7

 In The Breezy Summer Air - 8

 Twelve Of Us - 9

 The Unspoken Word - 10

 Last Run Moment - 11

All songs written and produced by Helen Dorothy except:

'(Another) Saturday Night' - lyrics by Michael O'Leary from 'Toku Tinihanga (Self Deception)

selected poems 1982-2002' (2003)

'Last Run Moment' - music 'The Last Run' by Paul Symons from 'Spaceman' recorded at Braeburn Recording Studio (2004)

Lyrics of 'Eucalyptus Man' based on the novel 'Eucalyptus' by Murray Bail (1999)

Recorded/engineered by Dave Trail and Adele McCartney, Tsunami Sound Studios, Levin, New Zealand

Helen Dorothy—vocals, acoustic guitar, mandola, percussion / Paul Symons—vocals, pedal steel, dobro, electric and acoustic guitars /

Lott—double bass, percussion, jazz guitar / Neil Billington—chromatic and blues harp / Janet Holborow—cello

1 - Twilighting

2 - For Peace & For Green

3 - Father de Carli

4 - Weeping Waters

5 - Circular Bend

6 - Curio Bay

7 - Watching Ghosts

8 - Tractor Jean

9 - Mrs Chippy & Harry McNish

Watching Ghosts...and Other Songs (2013)

All songs written and produced by Helen Dorothy

'Watching Ghosts' a poem by Michael O'Leary

Pipes tune in 'Mrs Chippy & Harry McNish' based on 'The Stone Frigate' by Donald Carrigan

Recorded/engineered by Robbie Duncan, Braeburn Recording Studio, Wellington, New Zealand

Helen Dorothy—vocals, acoustic and resonator guitars, mandola, piano, accordion, chimes, glass, percussion  /  Richard Prowse—double bass

Fiona Smythe—violin  /  Kevin Clark—flugelhorn  /  Robbie Duncan—Kay guitar  /  Oscar West—Scottish smallpipes

Helen Dorothy—vocals, acoustic guitar, accordion / Richard Prowse—double bass / Fiona Smythe—violin / Duncan Davidson—mandolin, flute / 

Robbie Duncan—Kay guitar / Chris Price—percussion

The Going Away (2009)

The Going Away - 1

Island In The West - 2

Dark & Fair - 3

Dream To Meet - 4

Windy Nights - 5

Free-ranging - 6

First Light - 7

Song For Melody - 8

Pink Soda Lakes - 9

Let The Children - 10

Ballad Of An Albino - 11

Eucalyptus Man - 12

Wedding Song - 13

All songs written by Helen Dorothy except

'Windy Nights': poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

Produced by Helen Dorothy with Robbie Duncan

Recorded/engineered by Robbie Duncan, Braeburn Recording Studio, Wellington, New Zealand