September 20, 2009
Rousing and raucous, Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays kicked-up Celtic and world music with hints of Gypsy and Klezmer, all infused with a touch of punk-rock sensibility. Take a pair of classically trained dueling fiddlers, toss in a rhythm guitar and the occasional funky accordion, then power it with the driving rhythm of a jazz percussionist, and you've got the ingredients for a show you won't soon forget. Their high-energy, adrenaline-peddling, interactive brand of music has one goal in mind; to get people on their feet and dancing. Their repertoire ranges from traditional and contemporary Celtic and folk music to the alluring and dramatic strains of Gypsy and Eastern European tunes, and then crosses back over the border to pick up some good old-fashioned bluegrass licks.
Be sure to check out our first review of their debut album, Immigrant_Road_Show
Celtic Radio Comments:
Marching towards a musically victory of some of the most energetic live recordings we have heard to date, Scythian's Live Volume 1 is a masterpiece of fiddling, drums, guitars and vocals. You just might fold your arms, jump on top of the kitchen table and start kicking the dishes off as you dance to some of their incredible eastern European sounding tracks like Chava Nagila or the slow building "Gypsy Fiddle" that erupts into an explosion of phenomenal dance jigs that would bring down the house anywhere. Scythian has achieved, through their talents, what few bands can claim, a Live album that sounds just as good, if not better, then their studio version.
A big round of applause and congratulations to Scythian for a Live album that sounds beautiful and captures the character and intensity of a group of extraordinary musicians that are giving the people a reason to dance and look for better days ahead. We can only hope that Volume 2 will be coming out very shortly! 5 Golden Celtic Radio stars for Scythian 's remarkable Live album - we can promise you will want to see this group play in concert after hearing this album!