Allison Lupton
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Allison Lupton

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"David Francey"

“A lovely voice and a killer band breathe new life into the trad tunes on the album, and instill a traditional grace in the newer pieces. The songs are imbued with the sheer joy the band had playing them, the voice speaking of sweet wistfulness and sweeter celebration.”
David Francey
- David Francey

"Jan Vanderhorst"

"…Fly Like Swallows" is quite simply, outstanding.”
“Allison Lupton's new CD "Fly Like Swallows" is quite simply, outstanding. Beautiful vocals are backed up by a crackerjack ensemble of Geoff Somers, Ian Bell, Jay Weiler and Denis Rondeau. Stand out tracks include "Rare's Hill" with its achingly beautiful fiddle intro, "Father Was A Fisherman" (one of Ian Bell's finest compositions) and "Blue Willow", an Allison Lupton/Geoff Somers collaboration. If the finest Irish lace could sing, it would have the voice of Allison Lupton.”
Jan Vanderhorst, Just Us Folk CKPC-FM 92.1
- Jan Vanderhorst

"Stuart McLean"

Allison Lupton has a beautiful, clear singing voice, an eclectic capability and sensibility and the ability to tell a story with her flute. She is a wonderful musician and a lovely person.
- Stuart McLean, The Vinyl Cafe

"Warren Robinson"

Allison is a triple-threat! Flute instrumentalist, captivating singer and a warm personality that grabs an audience. Allison breathes warmth into her music and has a passionate love for her art. She's the real thing!

- Warren Robinson, Celtic Roots Festival, Goderich, Ontario

"Dirty Linen Review"

Traditional music from Ireland and Scotland is the specialty of Ontario singer and flute/whistle player Allison Lupton, formerly of the band Killiecrankie. On My True Love, she applies her sweet, expressive voice to ballads like "Jock O'Hazeldean", creatively reinforced with a jazzy acoustic bass, and simple, delicate arrangements of songs of lost love like "Bantry Girl's lament" and "As I Roved Out". Six instrumental sets demonstrate Lupton's flute skills on fast and slow tunes accompanied by a diversity of acoustic ensembles. There's also a beautiful version of Richard Thompson's "Dimming of the Day" that uses piano and uilleann pipes to underline the song's sad longing.
- Tom Nelligan, Dirty Linen Magazine

"The Record review"

Another emotional high-point was provided by Cambridge's own Allison Lupton. Although she has performed as a member of one or all of Rathlin, Killiecrankie and Lea-rig, her auspicious solo debut was an ideal way of marking the [Mill Race] festival's anniversary. A gifted flautist with a haunting soprano that plums the depths of Celtic ballads, Lupton performed material from her fine debut solo release My True Love. Her rendition of the traditional folk hymn "The Water Is Wide", against the backdrop of the Grand River rushing under the Park Hill Road bridge, was enough to shoot pricklies up the backs of necks.

- Robert Reid, The Record


solo cd "Fly Like Swallows"
solo cd "My True Love"
Killiecrankie: "Haggis Egg"
Killiecrankie: "High Road To Linton"



Allison has been performing as a singer/flute player for over 20 years. Her interest in music began in the community of West Zorra Township where she learned to sing in church choirs. She went on to study music in university and later released two recordings as part of the group “Killiecrankie”. Allison has been featured as a guest musician on recordings by such artists as Don McGeoch and has performed on CBC radio’s “The Vinyl Café” hosted by Stuart McLean. Allison and band mates Ian Bell, Denis Rondeau, Geoff Somers and Jay Weiler captivate listeners with their beautiful renditions of traditional and original songs and tunes. The band features exquisite, three-part vocal harmonies and captivating arrangements highlighting flute, fiddle, guitar, accordion, mandolin and acoustic bass.