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Thread #46624 Message #812677
Posted By: wysiwyg
27-Oct-02 - 04:41 PM
Thread Name: Review: PHILLY FOLKSONG SOCIETY Reviews
Subject: Review: Paddy Keenan, The Long Grazing Acre
Back in the late 60's, I lived in Dublin, where I spent all my time playing with and listening to some of the most talented traditional musicians in the world; the Fureys, Barney McKenna, Johnny Beggin, Tommy Peoples, they all played at O'Doneghue's on Merion Row.(The Cassideys played upstairs on Wednesdays). On the north side of the Liffy, at Slatterey's on Capel Street, I sang with Andy Irvine, Christy Moore and Danny Doyle. At an after-hours spot called the Piper's Club, I listened to the soulful Dan O'Dowd and my friend, the legendary Seamus Ennis.
I am dropping these names because I want you to know that I know what great Irish music sounds like. It sounds like Paddy Keenan.
Paddy Keenan is simply the finest Irish Piper I have ever heard. His new CD The Long Grazing Acre is a treasure to be listened to and listened to again. The production is flawless, the program is theater and the tone of the pipes is clarinet clear. The addition of guitarist Tommy O'Sullivan seems to spur Keenan to dizzying heights of vituousity. I reccomend this CD to those of you who are into Irish piping. I reccomend this CD to those af you who dig Celtic music (and, also, to those who don't). This is a great sound from a great artist). Why are you reading this when you could be keying up www.paddykeenan.com?
-Mike Miller for PFS
Reprinted from PFS "Tune Up," by permission