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Thread #46624 Message #733120
Posted By: wysiwyg
19-Jun-02 - 03:40 PM
Thread Name: Review: PHILLY FOLKSONG SOCIETY Reviews
Subject: Review: Seamus Kennedy, Goodwill To Men
I am fully aware what month this is. Spring is in the air and Helen wants me to buy gladiolas when I go out for groceries. I never wear my jacket and Easter is past tense. So, why am I writing about a Christmas album? Because it is a great album by a great performer with a major-league voice and, also, because I misplaced it when it came last winter, and I feel guilty, guilty, GUILTY. OK, so it's not Santa season, but trust me on this one.
Seamus Kennedy's Goodwill To Men will knock the socks off your mantle. He opens up with a stirring "Gaudete", then booms through a collection of carols and anthems and traditional novelties. I loved his "Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake", a sprightly 6/8 that segues effortlessly into a double jig.
Seamus is a very dramatic singer, but on him, it looks good. Seamus has a website, which is good because he has lots of CDs and I can't review them all, but I can assure you that those I have heard are primo.
MM for PFS