If you give this CD a listen you’ll feel an honesty and passion for Celtic music that is unmistakable. Tie that together with stellar musicianship and a rollicking good mix of tunes and you have a recipe for a truly great album. That is what the Blarney Rebel Band serves up here on “Beneath the Surface”. The players are from central New York, and they do traditional Celtic music proud.
Great renditions of favorites such as “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” provide a surge of energy as they sit beside “cute” tracks like “I Know My Love” and quieter offerings such as “Legacy”. The mix provides balance and variety, and it seems as though every one of the musicians here carries their weight and takes turns in the spotlight. Working together as a team, they have put out a solid CD of 14 tracks that are sure to please Celtic music lovers.
This band isn’t short on talent or love of music. Some bands have one or the other, but it isn’t every day you see a pretty fair mix of the two. I couldn’t choose which the Blarney Rebel Band had more of–and that’s most certainly a very good thing.
Artist: Blarney Rebel Band
Album: Beneath The Surface
Catherine L. Tully specializes in writing about the arts, lifestyle and travel. She is the Owner of 4dancers, a blog for those who love dance, and Editor for Freelance-Zone, an award-winning site for freelance writers. Catherine also reviews music for Celtic MP3s Music Magazine.