About the CD: 16 Irish dancing songs (jigs, reels, hornpipes,set dances, march) About the artist: Uplifting songs, sing-along ballads, bawdy tales and a bit of the brew are trademarks of Beer Belly, a five-piece band from Slovenia. The aim of the group is to present the sound of Irish reels and jigs, Scottish bagpipes and traditional Celtic music through live performances and to surprise with arrangements of various Irish bands as well as with the music of their own Members of the band come from a wide and varied assortment of musical backgrounds including folk, classical, rock and jazz styles. This rich history, plus their passion for this difficult but enjoyable musical style sets them apart from many of the groups in their country. Other particularities of the band are also the accordion which plays bagpipe lines and the great kilt, which they wear at open-air festivals. Review by Celtic MP3s Music Magazine: There is great collection of tunes here--and plenty of them to listen to as well. If you are in the mood for a rousing reel or jig, Paddy's Boots does indeed deliver. Sprightly sounds spring forth from the instruments as the music is called forth from the skilled hands of the musicians. There are no amateurs here! Beautifully played, the songs on this CD feature a good mix of Irish dance music that is a pleasure to listen to. Need to get motivated for something? This is a good album to put on! Beer Belly delivers right out of the gate with the first track--a well-played reel. From there the CD continues to move through different songs and arrangements featuring different traditional sounds and instruments. There is nothing too offbeat here, so the album is best-suited to those who favor traditional stylings. Nothing wrong with that. The musicians here draw from a wide variety of different musical backgrounds including folk, jazz and classical, so here and there a bit may pop through, but Celtic music lovers will feel right at home with this CD on. It stays the course.
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