Solas / For Love And Laughter
Album:For Love And Laughter Collection:World
Artist:Solas Added:Oct 2008
Label:Compass Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-11-02 Pull Date:2009-01-04 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jan 4Dec 21Dec 14Dec 7Nov 30Nov 23Nov 16Nov 9

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 02, 2023:Traditions
Seven Curses
4.Jan 07, 2009:Cipher's Crop Circle
Seven Curses
2.Nov 02, 2016:At the Cafe Bohemian
Vital Mental Medicine/ The Pullet
5.Jan 06, 2009:At the Cafe Bohemian
Eoin Bear's Reel/ Tune For Sharon/ The Rossa Reel
3.Feb 11, 2016:All Passion No Technique
There Is A Time
6.Dec 31, 2008:Cipher's Crop Circle
Eoin Bear's Reel/ Tune For Sharon/ The Rossa Reel

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-10-13 
Contemporary Celtic folk from these Irish-American stars. New singer Mairead Phelan adds gorgeous vocals to the expert playing on flute, banjo, mandolin, guitar, bodhran, fiddle, accordion, and keyboards. Solid throughout, in English and Gaelic.

*1. Instantly catchy set of two reels. Bright and lively.
*2. Fresh and fiery story song w/good vocals & a toe-tapping bounce.
3. A sweet, dreamy opening becomes a midtempo set of dances.
*4. Fragile vocals in a lush and sweeping ballad. Lovely.
5. Midtempo pop folk w/female vocals & a hint of country.
6. An old-fashioned waltz then a more contemporary mid dance. Nice.
*7. Upbeat w/great strings (very cool banjo) and serious playing.
8. Downtempo Rickie Lee Jones cover. Melodic & sweeping.
9. Midtempo folk rock w/a strong beat and good use of strings.
*10. Mid/uptempo set of dances, stylish and such great musicianship.
11. Downtempo, romantic ballad with sweet vocal harmonies.
12. Slow and sad with a gorgeous melody and lush arrangement.

Track Listing
1.Eoin Bear's Reel/ Tune For Sharon/ The Rossa Reel 7.Vital Mental Medicine/ The Pullet
2.Seven Curses 8.Sailor Song
3.Tilly's Jig/ The Happy Traveler 9.There Is A Time
4.Mollai Na Gcuach Ni Chulleanain 10.John Riordan's Heels/ Hoban's White House/ The Lisnagun Jig
5.Merry Go Round 11.The Gallant Hussar
6.Sunday's Waltz/ Solo Double Oh 12.My Dream Of You