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Chapter One

by The Bookends

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about

The Bookends debut album Chapter One. Recorded May to September 2019 in Stratford, ON and released in April 2020 in the middle of the global pandemic. We hope you like the record and want to support us as we start to think about and rehearse for Chapter Two...

credits

released April 15, 2020

Produced and Arranged by The Bookends

Recorded at Knox Church and Trew Studio, Stratford ON

Recording Engineered by John Hazen and Pete Watson

Mixed by Pete Watson at Trew Studio, Stratford ON

Mastered by Robert Nation at EMAC Recording Studio, London ON

Design by Cait Watson and Miriam Fischer

Logo design by Pete Watson

Photography by Michael Steingard (back), Miriam Fischer and Errol Fischer (inside)

Moon inflatable art installation by Museum of the Moon: Luke Jerram

We would like to dedicate this to:

Our kids - thank you for putting up with the same tunes over and over again and for being such amazing little people! We grow with you

Our parents - you started us on the path of music and continue to support us as we pursue our dreams: Patricia Fischer; Alfred & Joan Fischer; Dorothea Hopf; Andreas Hopf; Deb Gibson & Don Shipley; John Thody & Mary Gore; Kathleen & Dennis Watson

Our friends & family - for all the love and support

Special Thanks to:

John Hazen - for recording and live sound engineering

Drew Skuce; Paul Gribbon; Graham Hargrove - for playing

Robert Nation and EMAC Recording Studios (London) - for the mix advice and mastering

Loreena McKennitt - for bringing us together and for the encouragement

Thanks also to:

David Neale; Dayna Manning; Dean Marshall; Kevin Crawford; Tom Delaney; Michael Rooney & June McCormack; Keystone Alley: Anthony Jordaan & Kim Hurley; Stratford Summer Music: Lana Mau, John Miller, Judy Mathieson, and Mark Fewer; Knox Church: Kathy Baker; Jubilee Stratford: Trevor Biehn; Michael & Kailyn Steingard; David Lester; Mike & Maria Walsh; Scott Wishart; Collin Gibson; Tim Stock-Bateman; Paul West & Kim Wagner; The Park House (Goderich); Leo McCann; Johnny Harling; Rob Wigan; Jeff Leney; and the Cobourg Street gang

And many thanks to everyone who has come out to support us at our live shows and sessions!

Museum of the Moon: my-moon.org

Stratford Summer Music: stratfordsummermusic.ca

Michael Steingard: michaelsteingard.com

Drew Skuce: drewskuce.com

Knox Church - knoxstratford.com

Keystone Alley - keystonealley.com

Pete Watson plays Collings, Taylor, Gibson, and Fender guitars with Elixir Strings and Thalia Capos

Cait Watson plays Gene Milligan & Tony Dixon Whistles

Miriam Fischer plays Hohner accordions and whatever piano is available

Errol Fischer plays old violins with Thomastik Dominant Strings and Clareen tenor banjos

The Bookends use L.R. Baggs, BOSS, MXR, Radial, and Roland effects.

Recorded on Neumann and Shure microphones.

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The Bookends Stratford, Ontario

The Bookends are Celtic instrumentalists who keep audiences of all ages spellbound and fast-footed with their masterful arrangements. Building on a library of traditional Irish and Scottish gems, they draw on rock & roll, classical, world, and folk music to hone their own sound and pen their own compositions – with arrangements that compel even the hardest of metalheads to dance jigs. ... more

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