Album Review - The Quarter Mile / Almost There

"This is a recording of songs and music that we enjoy singing and playing." The opening words by the trio of Anne Marie Furlong, Ger Furlong and Ger Keane who make up the group The Quarter Mile.  All pursue their own individual projects and following a series of gigs together in 2012 they decided to make this recording.  They tackle a number of well known tunes and songs such as Brave Bold Donnelly, The Good Ship Kangaroo as well as some traditional tunes.  They handle some demanding songs very well like Crazy Man Michael  and give a solid folk rendition to Mary Ellen Carter.  The overly long And the band played Waltzing Matilda drags a tad but is easily balanced out with the bright and expressive Madam I'm a Darlin'.  With 4 traditional tracks that are expressively handled along with 7 songs, The Quarter Mile succeed in their aspirations.  If you like the audio for The Lads O' The Fair which is included below you will like the rest of the album.  They layer on some impressive harmonies and accompaniment to give a recording that deserves a bit more airplay.

To purchase/download visit : www.cdbaby.com/cd/thequartermile

 

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