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Thread #46624   Message #1115775
Posted By: Fortunato
14-Feb-04 - 08:13 AM
Thread Name: Review: PHILLY FOLKSONG SOCIETY Reviews
Subject: Round The House: 'Til The Wee Hours
From a little closer to home (actually from Tucson, Arizona, which is only close if you live in New Mexico) comes a lively barrage of Irish music from marvelous quartet who call themselves Round The House. Their CD, "'Til The Wee Hours" is as surprising as it is delightful and it is as delightful as it can be. The selections are up and at 'em sparklers, featuring precise picking from mandolinist Dave Firestine and fancy fiddle flourishes from Sharon Goldwasser. I really liked their interplay on the polka medley and Miss Monahan's Reel. The vocals are every bit as fine. Claire Jamieson Zucker, singer and self contained rhythm section, does a dynamite reading of the lyrics. Her voice tintinabulous and her phrasing is sharp and professional. I have listened to her joyful "Irish Molly O" over and over again. It never fails to force a smile. This CD is available from cdbaby.com or from their website, www.roundthehouse.com

(A CD of Irish music from a group that features names like Goldwasser, Firestine and Zucker can only mean that a Chieftains Shpiel Klezmer recording is in the offing.)--- Michael Miller