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The Sharecroppers Home, Boys!

Faith Cormier wrote this review. The Sharecroppers (Guy Romaine, Mike Madigan and Ed Humber) are three teachers from Pasadena, Newfoundland. Even their Web site doesn’t explain why they chose their name, since sharecropping has never been a way of life … Continue reading

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The Sharecroppers’ This New Founde Lande

Faith Cormier wrote this review. The Sharecroppers (Guy Romaine, Mike Madigan and Ed Humber) are three teachers from Pasadena, Newfoundland. This New Founde Lande, their second CD, is largely a celebration of Newfoundland history. The title track speaks about the … Continue reading

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The Sharecroppers’ Natural

Faith Cormier wrote this review. The Sharecroppers (Guy Romaine, Mike Madigan and Ed Humber) are three teachers from Pasadena, Newfoundland. This, their first album, contains a variety of styles. The first cut, “One Room School,” is very country and sounds … Continue reading

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Shebeen’s The Pebbled Shore

Pat Simmonds wrote this review. Shebeen is based around the piping of Robbie Byrne who, according to his Web site, is an ex-Scots Guard Highland Piper and folk musician. The CD arrived with an accompanying note but no cover and … Continue reading

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Sharon Shannon’s Out the Gap, and Spellbound: the Best of Sharon Shannon

Ever wonder where the other Waterboys got to after Mike Scott left for New York? Did you suspect that the wonderful arrangements on their Fisherman’s Blues and Room to Roam owed a lot to the contributions of ensemble members – … Continue reading

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Silver Arm’s Never Despair

The world is a strange place, full of people who think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. In Europe, where I live, we are crowded with singers and musicians who do their best to sound … Continue reading

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Aoife Clancy’s Silvery Moon

Judith Gennett wrote this review. Aoife (“Eee-fa”) Clancy is the daughter of Bobby of the Clancy Brothers, and has been lead vocalist with Cherish The Ladies. Silvery Moon is her third solo album and is an amalgam of Celtic and … Continue reading

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The Skirlers’ Cutting the Bracken

Take Lorraine Kelly and Marion Storey both on fiddles, add Allen Bowling on highland and border pipes, Bob Smith on vocals, mandolin, guitar, tin whistles and bodhran, Chic Judge on highland pipes and vocals, and Tom Docherty on guitar and … Continue reading

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Orthodox Celts’ Green Roses

Orthodox Celts hail from Belgrade – a far cry from Ireland! Musically, the band is very tight. As a folk rock band, they sit midway between The Pogues and The Old Blind Dogs. Orthodox Celts was formed by fiddle player … Continue reading

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Childsplay’s Childsplay Live

Before encountering the phenomenon that is Childsplay, the name meant little more than a pretty moniker for a Celtic band. Hearing Childsplay for the first time and finding out the meaning behind the story has been a fascinating experience. For … Continue reading

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