The New Album will be released on 28th September. It contains the results of work done during 2018 with Rachel Pain of Newcastle University, looking into trauma associated with domestic abuse. Brenda and Rachel worked with a group of women in My Sisters Place in Middlesbrough.
The songs were inspired by the sessions, the stories and the feelings which emerged from the brave women who now liked to be known as the Paper Dolls group. Paper Dolls, holding hands Hang together, try to stand Paper Dolls, do not cry Hang together, stay alive
Paper Dolls contains 5 newly written songs, 2 unreleased songs, and new versions of 2 songs which originally appeared on the CD It Couldnt Last which were used to inspire the sessions
"I took the disc home and put it on the CD player and I've got to tell you something. I don't think I can remember a time when I was so completely engrossed, impressed, entranced, I do believe that this song is very special indeed - from the CD Roadside Dreams by Ribbon Road, the beautiful voice of Brenda Heslop - I just think this is simply amazing."
"Songwriter Brenda Heslop has a secret, and she will whisper it in your ear: but a shocking secret, and its effect on you is much greater than you expect from a whisper. True, Brenda's secrets are in song, but the effect of her quiet vocals and harmonies with husband Geoff whacks you in the lughole and makes you pay attention."
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