This review is written by Kevin McCarthy, 6/06
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Lots of whoops and hollers. Infectious to the degree that it's difficult to remain sedate. A expresso blend of celtic music.
The pattern in these descriptive lines aptly characterizes The Muses' musical style. Not that they don't also intersperse the softer and slower-paced along with the brisk--they do--but boldness is the leitmotif of Tanya Brody and Matt Gurnsey, The Muses.
Combining harp, guitar, pennywhistle, hammered dulcimer,
bodhran, mandola and concertina (the primary instruments of Brody's and
Gurnsey's repertoire), along with guests adding violin, keyboards and
bagpipe drones, all combine for a veritable celtic orchestra.
Written by Ron Hynes, the engaging "Sonny's Dream" depicts a
would-be sailor landlocked by his allegiance to his mother. "The Bonny
Ship The Diamond" is a whaling song most different--it's optimistic
with nary a disaster befalling the crew. It's followed by the equally
sanguine "Little Beggarman."
Robert Burns' epic masterpiece, "Tam O'Shanter," is given a
superb go here. Just sit back and enjoy the imagery framed in these
"...gathering her brows like gathering stormBob Stuart's calming "Come For To Sing" appropriately concludes the release.
nursing her wrath to keep it warm...
...but pleasures are like poppies spread you seize the flower, its bloom is shed...
...the carlin caught her by the rump and left poor Maggie scarce a stump..."
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