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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Celtic Music News Podcast #63

I've just listened to Celtic Music New Podcast, #63, and it's a good one.

CMN #63 roars off with OK from the Young Dubliners - taken from their powerhouse CD Real World, and then we go back to podcasting about podcasting when there really isn't any need - the show is that long established and it works that, well, just carry on.

The Barra MacNeills were next and I was surprised they turned up. Misty Moisty Morning sounds like a title Shane MacGowan made up, but the tune sounds closer to a genteel form of English folk than the edgier traditional music I like from Cape Breton.

We then go back to the CD Live in Galway for the Saw Doctors and their track I'll Be On My Way. A funky time from the boys from Tuam.

Black 47 - who are triumphantly appearing at this year's KC Irish Fest five years after headlining the Brookside Irish Fest - are next with the very strong The Bells of Hell from the CD: Elvis Murphy's Green Suede Shoes. Class and fun - no mean feat; Larry Kirwan is indeed a national treasure.

CMN #63 finishes with Celtic superstars Runrig performing Book Of Golden Stories (in this case taken from 30 Year Journey - The Best of Runrig UK Edition - but you can find it on Stamping Ground) Like all the best Runrig songs, this makes you want to run over mountains hand-in-hand in love with somebody, pausing only to playfully kick some leaves or kill a redcoat with a sword. I killed two.


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