Searching for the Stargazer
September 1, 2005 10:50 AM   Subscribe

Scottish born singer Shelagh McDonald was part of the late 1960s British folk scene and recorded two excellent albums in the early 70s with production not unlike that of Nick Drake. With favorable comparisons to Sandy Denny, Joni Mitchell and Judee Sill, larger success seemed right around the corner for this talented young woman. Then she vanished. It's still unknown whether she went back to Scotland or elsewhere entirely, but now her musical catalogue is back in print, prompting renewed interest. Perhaps she'll come forward at last to receive the royalties she's owed or, if we're lucky, step onto the stage once again.
posted by ktoad (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Interesting. Seems like she ought to have some family somewhere that would at least know if she's really "missing" or just in hiding.
posted by JanetLand at 11:07 AM on September 1, 2005

Well Dav(e)y Graham is playing gigs again, so I guess anything could happen.
posted by johnny novak at 11:21 AM on September 1, 2005

anyone who likes e.g. mary lou lord will most likely enjoy shelagh mcdonald. good stuff. if only someone would reprint the bongos' drums along the hudson, bleh.
posted by dorian at 2:03 PM on September 1, 2005

Thanks ktoad. I'll be checking her out.

You might also like Linda Perhacs, who has a bit of history herself.
posted by shoepal at 4:00 PM on September 1, 2005

Thanks for that ktoad. Just when you tire of the blue something like this turns up.
posted by ciderwoman at 4:50 PM on September 1, 2005


anything even remotely compared to Nick Drake gets my serious attention.
posted by Substrata at 5:06 PM on September 1, 2005

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