Solas Solas

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Shanachie

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Nil Na La
  • Buy for $0.992.The Flowing Bowl / Maire Breatnachs #1 / The Doon / The Mason's Men
  • Buy for $0.993.The White Petticoat / Stan Chapmans / The Miller's Maggot
  • Buy for $0.994.I Wonder What's Keeping My True Love Tonight
  • Buy for $0.995.The Yellow Tinker / Cranking Out / Master Crowleys #2
  • Buy for $0.996.Crested Hens
  • Buy for $0.997.Johny's Gone For a Soldier
  • Buy for $0.998.Dougie Macdonald's / Maire Breatnachs #2 / The Antrim Rose / Atlantic Wave / Toss The Feathers
  • Buy for $0.999.The Newry Highwayman
  • Buy for $0.9910.Gan Ainm / The Humours Of Whiskey / Leslie's March
  • Buy for $0.9911.Sliabh Geal Gcua Na Feile
  • Buy for $0.9912.Lament For Frankie
  • Buy for $0.9913.Timmy Cliffords / The Return Home / O'Ot Be Est Da Vong / John Joe Casey's

Product Description:

Solas: Karan Casey (vocals); John Doyle (guitar); Winifred Horan (fiddle); Seamus Egan (flute); John Williams (accordion).
Solas succeed where other Irish bands fail: They're lively without being frenetic; Karan Casey's vocals are high and clear without being ethereal or waifish; and they manage to add texture and complexity to the many traditionals they play. Their self-titled debut contains five songs (not enough!) and eight jigs, reels, and airs. The group know how to build an instrumental up to a fevered pitch, as on "The Yellow Tinker/Cranking Out/Master Crowley's #2," which creates fantasy swirls of accordion and fiddle before the guitar enters with its insistent rhythms. Not that all the pieces are fast: "Crested Hens" is a slow, sweet air -- a bit reminiscent of Jay Ungar or Eileen Ivers -- and "My Johnny's Gone for a Soldier" is a sweet love song about an Irish rebellion. Solas is simply one of the best, most varied albums of Irish music to come out in a long time. ~ Kurt Keefner
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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 122,304
  • UPC: 016351780225
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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