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Thread #46624   Message #1192927
Posted By: Fortunato
24-May-04 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Review: PHILLY FOLKSONG SOCIETY Reviews
Subject: Makem Brothers with Mickey and Liam Spain
Another two family ensemble is The Makem Brothers with Mickey and Liam Spain who celebrate their merger in a CD called "Like Others Did Before Us" and what an apt little title that is. If their sound is evocative (Well, slap my face and call me Clancey), then more power to them. They bear the muse and views of those great Irish groups from the 60's revival. Their songs are Irish-American and Irish-Australian and Irish-everywhere else that housed the survivors of the famines and desperation that marked that sad island in the 1800's. These boys are skilled and motivated and I won't be a bit surprised if you like this CD as much as I do. Their label has a website,

Mike Miller