Bùmarang Echo Land Fallen Tree Records Canada’s well-known for their power trios, Rush, Triumph, and Lafleur-Lemaire-Shutt being but the three most famous. Now out of Monteal comes Bùmarang, a powerhouse of Celtic energy and nuance. The history of the Celts isn’t a quaint one, and their music reflects centuries of turmoil, conflict, and survival. Bùmarang—Sarah… Continue reading Bùmarang- Echo Land review
Dervish- The Great Irish Songbook review
Dervish The Great Irish Songbook Rounder Records Northwest Ireland’s favourite band, Dervish returns with a well-executed collection of songs suitably entitled The Great Irish Songbook. Much as other performers of the Celtic variety have done—The Chieftains, Altan, Sharon Shannon among them—Dervish looks to North Americana (I typed that accidentally, and decided it somehow seemed appropriate!)… Continue reading Dervish- The Great Irish Songbook review
West of Eden- Safe Crossing
West of Eden Safe Crossing Self-released With this writing gig, one is never sure what will arrive on the desk. How about this? An album of shipwreck-inspired songs recorded on the Cornish coast by a folk-based, Celtic-rock band from Sweden? From Gothenburg, Sweden, West of Eden has been releasing albums since 1997, but Safe Crossing… Continue reading West of Eden- Safe Crossing
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