This band has been around since 2005, and it has four members. “Beneath The Waves” combines Celtic influence with American pop/rock sounds for an interesting and unique blend that is all their own. Much of the songs here can be described as lively–most certainly a fitting tip of the hat to the band’s name, as “Ceilidh” is basically a party–so it comes as no surprise that the feel is fun.
Personally, I’m a big fan of starting out a CD with a good track, and Songs For Ceilidh does not disappoint, belting out “Jolly Rover” with verve and spunk. It gives you a good idea of what the band is about right away–a sort of “preview” of what’s to come. Those who appreciate tunes with a maritime flavor will enjoy “Every Time I Write A Song” and I have to point out track 8, “Maggie’s Cat”, which I really liked.
I’d recommend this album to anyone who likes to sing along, or to those who want to have some great Celtic-style music on hand that inspires the feet to move. It’s the kind of CD that it’s difficult to sit still and listen to–which in my mind is a very good thing. Peppy and perky, “Beneath The Waves” brings a smile to the face and excellent musicianship to the ears–a nice choice for anyone looking for a happy album to add to their collection.
Artist: Songs For Ceilidh
Buy Album: Beneath The Waves
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.