Cabbage

Cabbage

by Gaelic Storm
     
 

Gaelic Storm is not your average Celtic music band, although the musicians can sound like one when it suits them. Using traditional tunes, they come up with Irish instrumentals such as "Jimmy's Bucket," "The Buzzards of Bourbon Street," and "Crazy Eyes McGillicudy," employing a fiddle and bagpipes and ethnic instruments to affect the sound of Irish folk music. But on… See more details below

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Gaelic Storm is not your average Celtic music band, although the musicians can sound like one when it suits them. Using traditional tunes, they come up with Irish instrumentals such as "Jimmy's Bucket," "The Buzzards of Bourbon Street," and "Crazy Eyes McGillicudy," employing a fiddle and bagpipes and ethnic instruments to affect the sound of Irish folk music. But on their originals, bandleaders Patrick Murphy (the only native Irishman in the band) and Steve Twigger examine some of the more unusual aspects of being Irish, starting with the lead-off song, "Raised on Black and Tans," in which the narrator declares his bona fides before admitting that he actually wasn't born in Ireland and, in fact, has never been there. Neither have many of the Irish-Americans who listen to Gaelic Storm, a population numbering 36 million, according to a sleeve note. Even to be Irish is a questionable attribute, according to the second song, "Space Race," in which the singer reveals that, as an Irishman he is incapable of doing something as complicated as being an astronaut. Two things the Irish can do, it seems are drink and sail the seas, however, and the characters in later songs do plenty of each. Thus, Gaelic Storm paints a less than heroic portrait of Irishness, even as the bandmembers embrace it as their own identity. Happily, their listeners can swallow this message along with their favorite alcoholic beverage and sing along on the choruses.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/03/2010
Label:
Megaforce
UPC:
0020286154358
catalogNumber:
61543

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Tracks

  1. Raised On Black and Tans  -  Gaelic Storm
  2. The Space Race  -  Gaelic Storm
  3. Cyclone McClusky  -  Gaelic Storm
  4. Blind Monkey  -  Gaelic Storm
  5. Green Eyes, Red Hair  -  Gaelic Storm
  6. Just Ran Out of Whiskey  -  Gaelic Storm
  7. Jimmy's Bucket: Paddy's Return/Ping Pong/Peggy O'Leary's  -  Gaelic Storm
  8. Cecilia  -  Gaelic Storm
  9. The Buzzards of Bourbon St.: Glenlyons/Danse Breton  -  Gaelic Storm
  10. Turn This Ship Around  -  Gaelic Storm
  11. Rum Runners  -  Gaelic Storm
  12. Northern Lights  -  Gaelic Storm
  13. Crazy Eyes McGillicuddy: Crazy Eyes/Kitchen Girl/Slapstick Reel  -  Gaelic Storm
  14. Chucky Timm  -  Gaelic Storm

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