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Singing from Memory
Cassidys
Singing from Memory
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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The Cassidys are siblings who play folk and folk-based music, with a touch of rock and blues tossed in to sweeten the pot. On this album they're paying homage to the tunes they grew up with, and although the words are Gael...  more »

      
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All Artists: Cassidys
Title: Singing from Memory
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sliced Bread Records
Original Release Date: 9/29/1998
Release Date: 9/29/1998
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 714577118029

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The Cassidys are siblings who play folk and folk-based music, with a touch of rock and blues tossed in to sweeten the pot. On this album they're paying homage to the tunes they grew up with, and although the words are Gaelic, many tunes will be familiar. "Oro Se Do Bheatha'bhaile" became the sea chantey "Early in the Morning" and "Cill Chais" was known as "Acres of Clams" by the time it reached Oregon. Like many family bands, the Cassidys specialize in close harmony singing, blending their vocals into a single voice that can lift your spirits or chill you to the bone. And instrumentally, there's something for everyone--crystalline acoustic laments, bluesy stomps, melancholy fiddling, and moody ballads that bring to mind the ambient Irish soundscapes of Clannad. --j. poet

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Na Casaidigh - another great Donegal group
John T. Nugent, Sr. | Connecticut, USA | 09/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First of all the review above translates as "It was an exceptional CD" for those of you uninitiated into the challenging world of Irish Gaelic. But one does not have to read or understand Irish Gaelic to appreciate the wonderfully harmonized tunes of boats, the sea and Irish rural life contained in these songs [what else would natives of Donegal sing about?]. For American Gaelgeoirs their pronunciation is only occasionally "tainted" by na Casaidigh's Donegal Ulster accent. They are also the first group to give Patrick Pearse [Padraig mac Piarais], the leader of the 1916 Easter Rising against the British, his due on those songs he composed, although the producers continue to shy away from the politically incorrect "An Dorde Feinne" [The Fenian Fist], the actual title of "Oro se do Bheatha abhaile." Anyone interested in studying the Irish language would do well to purchase this CD and then have fun translating the Irish words provided in the CD jacket. I certainly did."