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Got Blarnacles

by The Blarnacles

A mixture of Celtic, bluegrass, and American folk music.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Star of the County Down
3:46 $0.99
2. South Wind
2:51 $0.99
3. The Stuttering Lovers
0:55 $0.99
4. Red Wing
2:58 $0.99
5. Eddystone Light
2:49 $0.99
6. Rosin the Bow
2:57 $0.99
7. Dear Boss
2:22 $0.99
8. Off to California
3:29 $0.99
9. Bold O'Donohue
3:10 $0.99
10. The Rakes of Mallow/Miss Macleod's Reel
4:03 $0.99
11. Molly Malone
3:41 $0.99
12. Kitty McGee
0:50 $0.99
13. Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
3:33 $0.99
14. Waterford Waltz
3:10 $0.99
15. Pigeon on a Gate
5:26 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Legend
It’s a short enough story. Seems one day a lad scraped a barnacle off his currach when suddenly it (the barnacle) addressed him in an outraged voice: “What are you playing at, lad? You don’t see me tearing down your squalid little hut now, do you?” The boy ran from the scene with his tail between his legs (the tail is another story) all the way to the funny farm (O’Loon’s Asylum for the Touched, 23 Watering Way, Galway) where he was heard to repeat: “A barnacle with blarney, a barnacle with blarney.” Once beside a time this legend washed up on the shores of Cyclorama Studios in Western Cincinnati and has stayed there (rent free) ever since.

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Catherine Tully, via Celtic MP3 Music Magazine

Pleasant, amusing and nice and long
This acoustic Celtic folk band from the Cincinnati area delivers a nice song grouping here on "Got Blarnacles." The group's unusual name is actually a hybrid, mixing "blarney" and "barnacles" for a fun and catchy title. It reflects the group well--thoughtful, yet not too serious. They seem to like taking it light.

You'll most likely find this group a bit eclectic, with a strong underlying Bluegrass influence that manages to keep things interesting without hijacking the CD. Still a rather young group (around since November, 2004), don't mistake their lack of time playing together as a group for them being novice players--at least two of the members go back about 25 years as musicians, and between them all, there are more instruments than one wants to count that they can play.

The CD can really be described as "easy on the nerves," so those looking for something with a soothing, yet not boring sound will really take to the songs here. Although the Celtic sound is there, you don't get that overriding, thumping "gotta get up and dance" energy that one expects from a reel or other traditional favorites. This album is more of a "kick back and unwind after a day that beat the pulp out of you" kind of compilation. (Note--not slow--just easy!) Pleasant, amusing and nice and long--15 tracks to unwind to and enjoy into the evening....

A couple amusing songs are tossed in to bring a grin....such as track 3, "The Stuttering Lovers," and track 7, "Dear Boss," which both are sans instruments, but cute little tunes nonetheless. Enjoy this CD--that is what it was made for--you can just tell.