Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|James Flannery, Janet Harbison|
Dear Harp of My Country: Melodies of Thomas Moore
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"These CDs are for lovers of Irish music and of the "old-timey" sound of John McCormack. The songs themselves are lovely, and James Flannery sings them exactly as they need to be sung... in a simple and straightforward manner. The music is evocative of the sound and spirit of a long-ago time. The accompanying book gives interesting background information about Thomas Moore and also about the songs. Good listening for a rainy day or a snowy night with the fire blazing."
James Flannery: Master of the Fermata
A. Harvey | Santa Fe, NM United States | 02/13/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Do these songs have rhythm? You would never know listening to this disk. Flannery's voice seems overly pleased with its ability to hit pitch - so much so that he can't resist holding just about every note beyond its allotted time. Kudos to Janet Harbison for putting up with it long enough to finish the album. If you're looking for good Thomas Moore, seek out the Invocation recordings, which sadly have been discontinued by the manufacturer . If it's good Irish Blarney you're looking for, stick with McCormack - he at least could control his vibrato."