Golden Bough / Songs of the Irish Immigrants
Album: Songs of the Irish Immigrants   Collection:World
Artist:Golden Bough   Added:Nov 2004
Label:Arc Music Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-12-19 Pull Date: 2005-02-18 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Feb 13 Jan 30 Jan 23 Jan 16 Jan 9 Jan 2
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 17, 2016: Melange
Muirsheen Durkin/Ballydesmoa
4. Jan 25, 2005: At the Cafe Bohemian
Exile/Ships Are Sailing
2. Jul 04, 2006: The Cafe Americain
Muirsheen Durkin/Ballydesmoa
5. Jan 18, 2005: At the Cafe Bohemian
Muirsheen Durkin/Ballydesmoa
3. Feb 08, 2005: At the Cafe Bohemian
The Shores of Amerikay/Spanl
6. Jan 14, 2005: At the Cafe Bohemian
Muirsheen Durkin/Ballydesmoa

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-12-16
Local Celtic trio known for their tight vocal harmonies and playing of an impressive number of instruments (harp/guitar/penny-whistle/bodhran, etc). This release focuses on (as the title says) songs of the immigrants, so a lot are sad story songs (dealing with farewell/war/famine). I liked the uptempo tracks better than the sad ones, and the male vocalist better than the female, whose voice is a bit too fragile at times.

*1. Bright & fun song of the gold rush.
2. Slow & sad w/delicate vocals and harp accents.
3. Fem vocals/guitar/ midtempo folk song of sailing.
4. Slow & nostalgic w/a tragic air.
*5. Lively song w/good strings & male lead vocal.
6. Slow a capella track about war. Would have better w/male lead.
7. Instrumental set of jig & 2 reels. Well played & quite nice.
*8. Harp/vocals. Relaxed & sweet love song.
9. Slow & old-fashioned song of old New York.
10. Instrumental medley. Slow/midtempo dances.
*11. Midtempo, bouncy song of the girl left behind.
12. Original composition. Slow, lots of strings/vocals.

Track Listing
1. Muirsheen Durkin/Ballydesmoa   7. Exile/Ships Are Sailing
2. Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears   8. North Americay/Farewell to N
3. Paddy's Green Shamrock Shors   9. When New York Was Irish
4. Sliabh Gallion Braes   10. The Shores of Amerikay/Spanl
5. John Riley   11. My Lovely Irish Maid
6. Paddy's Lamentation   12. A Song of the Celts