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A Soft Day

by The Beggarmen

A unique and energetic spin on traditional and original music in the Irish tradition featuring uilleann pipes, whistles, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and bodhran along with shimmering vocals.
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1. The Verdant Braes of Screen
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2. Fergal O'Gara's Set
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3. The Angels Whispered
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4. Through Words Unsaid
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5. Pocket Full of Gold Set
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6. Ramblin' Rover
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7. All The Places Dreams Might Lead You
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8. Jonah Surya's Delight Set
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9. The Foggy Dew
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10. Would I Still
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11. The New Pioneer Set
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12. Almost Home
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Album Notes
July 22, 2010 review of A Soft Day
Press-Citizen
Jim Musser

This sublime quartet has been delivering quality traditional and original (yet in-the-tradition) Celtic music to the region for the better part of a decade.

Previous discs "I Shall" (2005) and "Newry Town" (2007) were solid, straight-ahead entries of the form, and the brand-new "A Soft Day" continues the band's steady upward arc in musicianship, varied, easy-rolling tracking and overall dynamic range.

Boosted by grants from the Iowa Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, "A Soft Day" is easily the group's best-sounding disc yet, offering crisp separation, a big, spacious feel and immaculate presentation of the three diverse vocalists.

Guitarist Keith Reins has a pleasantly weathered, reedy voice; Brad Pouleson (mandolin, whistles, uillean pipes) offers a clear tenor; and fiddler Tara Dutcher (McGovern) applies her lovely, bell-toned voice to a pair of beauties; Joe Dutcher (bodhran) supplies steady rhythmic propulsion.

The ensemble playing is organic, buoyant and graceful; this melodic gem is recommended to all fans of the genre.

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