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 4 Dec 21 Dec 14 Dec 7 Nov 30 Nov 23 Nov 16 Nov 9
Airplays: 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 2

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