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Golden Bough / Songs of the Irish Immigrants
Album:Songs of the Irish Immigrants Collection:World
Artist:Golden Bough Added:11/2004
Label:Arc Music Inc. 

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Add Date:2004-12-19 Pull Date:2005-02-18 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending:13 Feb30 Jan23 Jan16 Jan9 Jan2 Jan
Airplays:111221

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1.Thu, 17 Mar 16:M A R G Y
Melange
4.Tue, 25 Jan 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Tue, 04 Jul 06:Decca
The Cafe Americain
5.Tue, 18 Jan 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Tue, 08 Feb 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
6.Fri, 14 Jan 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Decca
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