Friday, March 23, 2007

now playing: Irish three: John & Liz, Cherish, Mary Black

Liz Carroll and John Doyle In Play Carroll plays fiddle, Doyle plays guitar, and they got together one day in a Nashville studio on the edge of Music Row and had fun with that, original and traditional work, not a word said or sung, but loads of stories well told.

Cherish the Ladies The Back Door
Cherish the Ladies is an Irish American band that’s going on for twenty years in existence now. This is their first recording with the lineup that’s make them famous, and f though times have changed and the band’s personnel has undergone some shift, it’s certainly worth listening to., and if you’re thinking of your Irish roots because of Patrick’s Day, the title song and several other give a different view of the immigrant’s life, and the determination it took to make in a new land.

Mary Black Best of Mary Black vol 2 Mary Black may be better known Ireland -- and Japan, and Germany, and the Netherlands-- than she is in North America, but her blend of seeking out songs which echo elements of story telling tradition while being contemporary, and a really conversational way of singing and relating to her listeners invite you into this collection even if you’ve not heard of her. If you have, you’ll be glad to know it’s a two disc set, one of favorites from earlier releases and one that’s out takes, live recordings and one offs. Great stuff. If you don’t have a copy of Black singing Song for Ireland, get it just for that.

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