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Thousands Are Sailing: Irish Songs Of Immigration
Various Artists
Thousands Are Sailing: Irish Songs Of Immigration
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

This is a clever repackaging of some of the better recordings in Shanachie's back catalog. Immigration is probably one of the overriding themes of Irish music, particularly for Irish in America. This album takes a look fro...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Thousands Are Sailing: Irish Songs Of Immigration
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Original Release Date: 2/16/1999
Release Date: 2/16/1999
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351782526, 669910092156

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This is a clever repackaging of some of the better recordings in Shanachie's back catalog. Immigration is probably one of the overriding themes of Irish music, particularly for Irish in America. This album takes a look from both sides, with songs about coming to and being in America balanced by songs of longing by those who stayed behind. You can't complain about a collection that includes Boys of the Lough, Karan Casey, De Dannan, Dolores Keane, Planxty, and Kathy Ryan, and if you aren't familiar with the sweet and somewhat formal a cappella of Voice Squad, their heartbreaking contribution will hook you. There are also two obligatory and typically maudlin Wolfe Tones tracks. Thousands Are Sailing goes from synth-soaked to absolutely pure folk, and unless you own albums by all of these artists, you will find much to enjoy here. --Louis Gibson
 

CD Reviews

5 out of 14 Songs are good!
11/10/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I saw an ad in a catalog for this CD and I ordered it because I'm Irish and I love Irish music, well I was really disappointed with this CD and think it had potential and could have been much better. The only songs I like are Galway Bay, To Welcome Paddy Home, Rambling Irishman, Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore, and Shores Of America, the rest of the songs were just way too mellow and I had to keep myself from dozing off! I guess I just prefer the more lively, energetic Irish songs that make you want to get up and dance a jig!"
It's Okay!
05/03/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I have many Irish CD's and tapes and this is one of the CD's I have in my collection and it's okay but personally I think there are much better Irish albums out there."