Gaelic Storm

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All Music Guide - Evan Cater
The P.R. copy on the back cover of Gaelic Storm's self-titled 1998 debut credits the band's enthusiasm and verve with landing them the gig that brought them to the attention of mainstream America: their flashy cameo appearance in James Cameron's megablockuster film Titanic. The album does indeed bear out that claim. This foot-tapping collection of jigs, reels, and pub songs is nothing if not energetic, and it's easy to see how the band could captivate and even thrill a pub audience. The record is full of spirited jams like the vigorous Steve Twigger guitar solo "The Storm," which is the only original track on the album. There is also a healthy quantity of barmy drinking ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Evan Cater
The P.R. copy on the back cover of Gaelic Storm's self-titled 1998 debut credits the band's enthusiasm and verve with landing them the gig that brought them to the attention of mainstream America: their flashy cameo appearance in James Cameron's megablockuster film Titanic. The album does indeed bear out that claim. This foot-tapping collection of jigs, reels, and pub songs is nothing if not energetic, and it's easy to see how the band could captivate and even thrill a pub audience. The record is full of spirited jams like the vigorous Steve Twigger guitar solo "The Storm," which is the only original track on the album. There is also a healthy quantity of barmy drinking songs, and those are always fun. "Johnny Jumpup" is a particularly rollicking tune, a cautionary tale about the evils of cider drinkin' that undoubtedly has driven more than a few listeners to cider drinkin'. The more familiar "Tell Me Ma" and "Rocky Road to Dublin" are also performed with gusto. Far more gusto than craft, actually, and that's the biggest shortcoming of Gaelic Storm. Their musicianship is fetching, but not very polished and their rowdy pass-me-another-Guinness vocals -- while undeniably entertaining -- don't carry as well in the living room as they would at the pub. Nevertheless, this hyper Celtic jam session is probably a must have memoir for fans who have been lucky enough to catch their live act.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/1998
  • Label: Higher Octave
  • UPC: 724384611224
  • Catalog Number: 46112
  • Sales rank: 13,413

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gaelic Storm Primary Artist
Shep Lonsdale Djembe
Stephen Wehmeyer Vocals, Bodhran
Samantha Hunt Fiddle
Steve Twigger Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Patrick Murphy Harmonica, Accordion, Vocals, Spoons
Technical Credits
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Shep Lonsdale Producer, Tupan
Matt Marshall Executive Producer
Dan Selene Executive Producer
Gaelic Storm Arranger
Steve Twigger Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Storm will blow you over!

    If you like fun, energetic, catchy music then this album is for you! I've met all of the band members and they are very down to earth and grateful for their fan base. The CD's are wonderful, but if you want a good time then do yourself a favor and catch them in concert!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love to listen!

    This CD had belonged to my friend, the moment I heard the CD, I just had to get one for myself!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gaelic Storm Rocks!

    We really like this cd. If you appreciate fiddle and harmonica music, then you will really like this upbeat set of tunes. We give it five stars.

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