Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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An extrordinary,passionate album of Ireland past & present
CAREYG3@AOL.COM | Swampscott,MA. USA | 11/05/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Derek Warfield, who is without a doubt, the leader of the Wolfe Tones, reveals in this solo venture how much knowledge and passion he has for Ireland and things Irish. He tells the Irish side of the story that everyone else seems afraid to say! Whether its regarding the execution style murder by the English government's SAS soldiers of 3 unarmed alleged IRA members in Gilbraltor or the alleged famine ( the starving of the Irish people). He sings of the efforts of Australia attempting to break its ties w/ England (Australia the Republic). The whole album is an education about Ireland. Its past problems as well as the current issues it is facing. And he masterfully does this in an entertaining and thoughtful manner. I would recommend this album to ANYONE who has any interest in learning about Ireland and Irish issues!"
Ex-Wolfe Tones member sings history lesson
Francis King | Calgary, AB, Canada | 06/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Derek Warfield made his name in the annals of traditional Irish balladry with his singing, songwriting and mandolin playing for the Wolfe Tones (who are continuing without him). For Legacy, his first solo disc, Warfield didn't stray far stylistically. There are still plenty of ballads about various people and events in Ireland's troubled history, and he augments them with essays on each song. Indeed, you'll spend nearly as much time reading the booklet as listening to the music. Sometimes it all seems a bit heavy-handed and overly serious, but it's safe to say if you like the Wolfe Tones, you'll enjoy Legacy (and his second disc, too)."