Posts Tagged ‘don meade’

Traditional Music Roundup

Mirth-Making Heroes There are folks who think of “Celtic” music as a gently soothing, slightly ethereal style, heavy on the harps and tin whistles. They haven’t heard At the Racket, a fun-loving bunch who prefer their jigs and reels on the saxophone and tenor banjo. This “racket” is actually the sort of whoop-it-up band youRead more..

Music: The Reel Thing

Modern Ireland can boast plenty of pop superstars whose recordings sell in the millions. But if U2, Van Morrison, Sinead O’Connor and Enya are undeniably Irish musicians, is what they play really Irish music? When listening to the artists whose recordings are reviewed below, you won’t have to ponder that interesting philosophical question. There’s nothingRead more..