Solas Sunny Spells & Scattered Showers

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Item:  SHA 78010

CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Shanachie

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  • Buy for $0.992.The Big Reel Of Ballynacally / The High Hill / Flash Away The Pressing Game
  • Buy for $0.993.Aililiu Na Gamhna
  • Buy for $0.994.Tom Busby's / James O'Byrne's / The Four Posts Of The Bed
  • Buy for $0.995.Paddy Taylors / McFadden's Handsome Daughter / The Narrowback / Franks Reel / Esther's Reel
  • Buy for $0.996.The Unquiet Grave
  • Buy for $0.997.The Maid on the Shore
  • Buy for $0.998.Song of the Kelpie
  • Buy for $0.999.Mom's Jig / Bill Nicholson's 67th
  • Buy for $0.9910.The Primrose Lass / Molly From Longford / The Four Kisses
  • Buy for $0.9911.Vanished Like the Snow
  • Buy for $0.9912.The Kilnamona Barndance / Give The Girl Her Fourpence / My Maryanne
  • Buy for $0.9913.Adieu Lovely Nancy

Product Description:

It would be hard for Solas to top their eponymous debut album, and the group don't quite succeed, but they do present a wonderful follow-up nonetheless. Things are a bit more self-conscious and experimental this time around: S‚amus Egan brings his banjo to the proceedings, playing it with an incredible rhythmic technique, and guest percussionist John Anthony bangs on drums from Europe, Africa, and Asia. The music, however, is still traditional, and that may keep the band from drifting off into worldbeat genericness. "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" is given a modern treatment but is still the same old story of rebellion wrapped in a love song. "The Unquiet Grave" starts with a conventional sentiment -- "Cold blows the wind upon my true love" -- but then develops into a weird dialogue between a man and his dead sweetheart. The instrumentals, as always, are dense and engaging. Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers is recommended to any fan of modern Irish music. ~ Kurt Keefner

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 016351781024
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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