Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
When I Was Young: Children's Songs From Ireland
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Children's Music
Vocalists Len Graham and Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin are accompanied by a number of musicians and the multitalented player and producer Garry Ó Briain on a collection of songs that kids will appreciate and love and that parent... more »
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Vocalists Len Graham and Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin are accompanied by a number of musicians and the multitalented player and producer Garry Ó Briain on a collection of songs that kids will appreciate and love and that parents will both remember on occasion, and enjoy throughout. It's never cutesy or cloying and offers both the repetitive songs that younger children love and some clever (and once or twice scary) songs that grab the older kids' attention. Throughout the album the musicianship is high, with a special nod to accordion work of Mairtin O'Conner that's quite impressive. When I Was Young is a step above the current bumper crop of preachy or New Age children's records that masquerade as "Celtic." This one will actually have them clamoring for some of the real (adult) thing in a few years. --Louis Gibson
A gorgeous Celtic album...!
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 08/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not actually a "various artists" release, however: Len Graham, Garry O Briain and vocalist Padraigin Ni Uallachain are all co-collaborators on this fine Celtic outing. A lovely and delightful album, featuring pretty, lavishly melodic versions of over two dozen obscure Irish children's songs. Graham's old-man voice is always a delight, while for her part Ni Uallachain fills these songs out with a classic Celtic sonorousness. The material is pleasantly unfamiliar, playful and engaging, while the arrangements are richly fleshed out and satisfying. Nice disc -- highly recommended, especially as the title might lead some Celtic music fans to pass it by."
A must have for any childs music library
M McCarthy | Boston, MA United States | 08/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful cd with excellent musical quality. The music is a much higher quality than the typical childrens cd's available. My 1 year old daughter can't help moving to the music whenever its played. Lyrical content of a few songs is rather dark, but this is a cd that the parents will enjoy as much as the children."