Traditional Irish Music
I used love listening to Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. I still have a tape of them in my collection. So when at an event I got a free display of similar music from Rose Flanagan, my ear candy antenna popped out recognizing the signature sound of the NY Irish scene so well expressed in the McGann era.
Later, on Facebook, I ran across Rose posting on unrelated news. Her music still beckoning in my recent memory I browsed her pages to see if I could hear some more nice tunes. Instead I found she and Laura Byrne had recently published a CD, 'Forget Me Not'.
Following that through Google led to a failed attempt to buy the digital copy, but with updated drivers I finally had the goodies in my Media Player. I must say, though, that having to install the Amazon player to my PC makes purchasing stuff there a pain in the CPU, because that device is just a bad copy of the Microsoft one, and it tries to monopolize all ones Media Player material AS Amazon content. Which it manifestly is not.
And so after getting the digital copy of the CD and saving it, I then have to uninstall the Amazon player because it wants to take over my own created content as well as other publishers material on my PC.
Sure enough this CD is very well worth a listen, I especially loved the track with the 'Black Thorn Stick' in it, even if I recall that one as a different name. I know Joe Cooley revived the tune on his famous LP / CD but there is it simply called 'The Blackthorn' And Joe keeps the frosty side of Irish music well alive in his performance where-as this performance is a warmer thing altogether. Listening to Joe I imagined the player riding his motorcycle along an Irish boreen on a frosty night, listening to Laura and Rose I imagined them swinging on a porch chair, on a warm evening, up there in NewYork someplace.
This CD is just the thing if you like the NY Irish trad sound and need a refill of your ear candy supply!
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