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Irish Experience, The / Irish Experience, The
Album:Irish Experience, The Collection:General
Artist:Irish Experience, The Added:Mar 2010

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Add Date:2010-04-25 Pull Date:2010-06-27 
Week Ending:May 23May 9May 2

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 05, 2011:European Musings
Morrison's Jig
4.Apr 30, 2010:Everyday Commotion
Julia Delaney / Dinny O'brien's / Drowsy Maggie
2.May 18, 2010:SCRAM
Going Back To Israel
5.Apr 27, 2010:Scram
Grumblin' Old Man & Growlin' Old Woman
3.May 07, 2010:Everyday Commotion
Julia Delaney / Dinny O'brien's / Drowsy Maggie

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-04-18 
You may be familiar with Celtic ensemble The Irish Experience from their more recent release, Green Energy. This is their original, self-titled release and it follows more traditional lines of Celtic instrumentalism. Combine some wicked awesome track titles (“Pipe on the Hob / Hag at the Churn”) with some expert playing and you have a superb feast of Celtic joy. All tracks are instrumental.

1. Mid-tempo round. Picks up at 1:38 into some fast fiddling.
2. Mid-fast tempo with a more evident beat. Stomp yer feet!
3. Upbeat, “grumblin and growlin” but still light and carefree.
4. Slow, sad start. Picks up at 0:55 for a mid-slow ditty.
*5. Upbeat and fun as hell. This’ll get you dancing.
6. Slow/peaceful until 2:05, then changes completely. Bassline kicks into a catchy melody. Very soft ending.
*7. More upbeat awesomeness. A catchy jig that goes crazy at 2:12.
*8. Up-mid medley of three parts. A very pleasant, catchy, foot-stomping track that would go over well in a pub.
9. Mid-tempo with some really nice playing. Cuts off at -0:07.
10. Up-mid with a nice (albeit repetitive) melody.
11. Dark and brooding with a sad melody that gradually brightens before going nuts at 2:42.

Track Listing
1.The Pipe On The Hob / The Hag At The Churn 6.Martin Wynne's #2 / Trip To Skye
2.Paddy On The Landfill 7.Morrison's Jig
3.Grumblin' Old Man & Growlin' Old Woman 8.Julia Delaney / Dinny O'brien's / Drowsy Maggie
4.The Butterfly 9.Rocky Road To Dublin / Tam Lin
5.The Star Of Munster 10.Going Back To Israel
 11.Walls Of Liscarroll / Road To Lisdoonvarnal / Jenny On The Railroad