Thanks for the welcome, it was the music that brought me here. I love the music on the radio here. And yes, I know about Russell Crowe and Alan Doyle, I have the cd. *grins* I thinks they make a good pair.
I heard that Great Big Sea have a new cd out. Has anyone heard it and if so do you like it. I also understand they are doing a 12 days of Christmas auction and all proceeds will benifit the Janeway Childrens Hospital Foundation. You can see more here:
It's kind of a updated live concert CD/DVD combination of Rant and Roar, or their live CD/DVD, and the Hard and Easy. Good reviews over at amazon as always. My only complaint was that the CD has only 22 of the 24 tracks on the DVD. Danny Boy and Run Runaway (the song that originally hooked me on bagpipes) are not on the CD. And they are the ones I really wanted to be on the CD.
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I haven't picked up the CD yet but I probably will. GBS usually doesn't let me down and there was only one semi negative review and that was about the DVD not the Cd. Is run runaway on any other GBS CD? It's a two hour trip to the nearest CD store that stocks anything celtic. I checked down in the twin cities this last weekend but not one store caried anything I was looking for and GBS had not arrived yet. With Sam Goody out of business here it looks like online ordering is becoming my best way of shopping for anything.
Hi Roberto, I didn't know you lived by the twin cities. I used to a long time ago. Still have family in Minneapolis. I like to shop with Amazon because its easy and fast. Well I think I will wait on mine then.. I do love this band..
We lived in the twin cities for about three years before making the mistake of moving back to Ironwod cuz tuition was cheaper. We are hoping to move back when I finish school. I did however pick up the CD this weekend. It is a good CD but not as good as their last Great Big CD/DVD combo. One reviewer on Amazon says that Alan sounded abit tired (exhausted at some points) and I would have to agree with them. There is energy here but at a lower level. If you don't have Great Big DVD & CD you'll probably like this but if you already own the first than the second will be a little bit of a let down. I have'nt seen the DVD portion of it yet but the disc also contains video of the concert as well as video for "When I am King", "Captain Kidd", "Shines Right through Me", and "Lukey" with the Chieftans which was already on youtube. I got it from Best Buy for 15 instead of the 20 from Barnes and Noble.
Ok I want ta cry... I just typed a entire page up and lost the darn thing. Anyhow Roberto, I got a surprise in the mail today.
A very dear friend gave me some Campbells Gold Collection Shortbread cookies from Scotland and som tea called twinings Assam can only by it in Wales, a wonderful postcard of the National Wallace Monument, Abbey Craig, Stirling- bet your wondering where is she going with this one.
..well they also gave me GBS's Courage Patience & Grit In Concert and the DVD woo hoo... so far I love it.. Haven't had the time to watch the DVD but I will find it. I just really love these guys tunes..
One of my favorite songs is Mari Mac and I have never heard them do it once that I didn't like. These guys are my heros....reallly.....
Slainte If I could I'd slip ya one of these wonderful cookies.....
It is a good CD and I stilll love their version of Meri Mac. Doesn't Gaelic Storm do a version of it? I know some high profile irish band does but I can't think of who right know. I'm able to get the Walker shortbread cookies up here once in blue moon from Copps. Otherwise its a trip to Hayward, WI or the Twin Cities. Have you checked Old World Market. They carry lots of goodies. Except for jelley babies. I get those at irish fest
Roberto-there's many bands that do Mairi Mac-but I have to say Great Big Sea is my all time favorite. I love Gaelic Storm too! I will check out Old World Market for the cookies thanks so much.
BEANEE- Welcome to Celtic Radio! I hope you enjoy the music as well as the wonderful people that are here on the forum. I will agree with you on the vocals of GBS they are fantastic!!!!! A wonderful band all around...
Just on the website and they are quiet. A concert here and there in Canada and the States but with the summer festivals and touring season coming up fast I would hope they are on the road. I have seen them 4 times and hope to see them again.
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They are a fun band to watch and their songs are very catchy. I've seen them 4 or 5 times now, but I think at the end of the day they are basically a pub style band. I don't mean that disrespectfully, but when you've seen a band of highly talented Celtic musicians, such as Altan, Dervish, or the Barra MacNeils, GBS ends up looking somewhat second rate. They are a very enjoyable group and I do appreciate their live shows.
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