To Love Is To Listen (Circo SLP-2108) 1968








Sisters Of The Holy Names - To Love Is To Listen








Six young nuns led by singer/songwriter Barbara Pires. A simple quaint harmonized folk sound probably inspired by the first couple Medical Mission Sisters records. Very austere arrangements, though I did notice an electric guitar sneaking into the mix on three tracks. “Any attempts to alter these original and lovely lyrics and lilting melodies instrumentally or with professional studio voices was out of the question”. Barbara’s song ‘An Irish Blessing’ (included here also) made it onto Frank Dumin’s Another Dawn album on Avant Garde. Barbara also has a lovely solo folk lp titled Do You Know Who You Are? (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Sisters Of Holy names - To (Bck)

I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track list.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Two People, One Dream
1-2Walking Still
1-3Moments In Time
1-4You And I
1-5A Little Joy In My Heart
1-6To Love Is To Listen
2-1An Irish Blessing
2-2Just For What I Am
2-3Love Is Like The Wind
2-4Somewhere And Sometime
2-5I Read Of A Man
2-6Till We Meet Again