Solas - Solas
Track Listing
  1. Nil 'Na Lá
  2. Flowing Bowl/Má Ire Breathnachs #1/The Doon/The Mason's Men
  3. White Petticoat/Stan Chapmans/The Miller's Maggot
  4. I Wonder What's Keeping My True Love Tonight?
  5. Yellow Tinker/Cranking Out/Master Crowleys #2
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  1. Nil 'Na Lá
  2. Flowing Bowl/Má Ire Breathnachs #1/The Doon/The Mason's Men
  3. White Petticoat/Stan Chapmans/The Miller's Maggot
  4. I Wonder What's Keeping My True Love Tonight?
  5. Yellow Tinker/Cranking Out/Master Crowleys #2
  6. Crested Hens
  7. Johnny's Gone for a Soldier
  8. Dougie MacDonalds/Má Ore Breathnachs #2/The Antrim Rose/Atlantic Wave
  9. The Newry Highwayman
  10. Gan Ainm/The Humors of Whiskey/Leslie's March
  11. Sliabh Geal Gcua Na Féile
  12. Lament for Frankie
  13. Timmy Cliffords/The Return Home/O'Ot Be Est da Vong/John Joe Caseys
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Solas succeed where other Irish bands fail: They're lively without being frenetic; Karan Casey's vocals are high and clear without being ethereal or waifish; and they manage to add texture and complexity to the many traditionals they play. Their self-titled debut contains five songs (not enough!) and eight jigs, reels, and airs. The group know how to build an instrumental up to a fevered pitch, as on "The Yellow Tinker/Cranking Out/Master Crowley's #2," which creates fantasy swirls of accordion and fiddle before the guitar ...

Solas 1996, Shanachie Records

UPC: 016351780225

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