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Treasure in the History of Things

by Katherine McMahon, with Fiona Keenan

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PadraigC This album is just so gorgeous & evocative.
The poetry is really beautiful & inspiring.
The artists voice and accent
are lovely to listen to as are
the musical and field recording elements - lively & airy.
I love the 'breaks' they add a playful, real, live element.
I can't pick a favourite piece/track, they all add up to a lovely aural experience - makes me want to go to the beach!
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    A pamphlet, with all the poems on the album, produced by Stewed Rhubarb Press. Includes a CD printed with hand-drawn artwork.

    I've been lucky enough to get some really lovely reviews - check them out below. Thanks to Sabotage and The Scottish Review of Books for taking the time to write them!

    “[Treasure in the History of Things] is gorgeous... [The poetry has] a self-awareness coupled with wonder at nature that makes it rather charming. There should be more poets who can both marvel at anthropomorphised wind that ‘scrawls its name across my cheeks’ and discuss astronomers’ wavelengths.” Dana Bubulj, Sabotage Reviews

    “[Katherine McMahon is] a mellifluous performer... [Treasure in The History of Things contains] some very beautiful and thoughtful pieces.” Elizabeth Rimmer, The Scottish Review of Books (tinyurl.com/treasurescottishreviewofbooks)

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Blackberries 01:06
Duskfall 01:06
Aloud 04:18
break #1 00:31
Jetsam 01:11
Gold 03:32
break #2 00:15
Storm 00:57
break #3 00:14
Haar 01:37
break #4 00:21
break #5 00:14
Labyrinth 03:09
Shine 02:00


Spoken word, with music and sounds.


released August 8, 2012

Poetry written and performed by Katherine McMahon

Sounds, instruments and recording by Fiona Keenan

Recorded variously at North Berwick, Bristo Square, a kitchen on Easter Road, Reid Hall, and the University of Edinburgh Sound Design studios, Alison House. (Ten points if you can guess which is which.)

Mixed and mistressed by Fiona Keenan

Produced by Katherine McMahon and Fiona Keenan

Cover design by James T Harding


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Katherine McMahon Edinburgh, UK

Katherine McMahon is a performance poet. She has poems published in several anthologies and has won a few slams. She also won a Blue Peter badge for a poem when she was 9. You can find more information about her at katherinemcmahon.org

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