Coventry | Red Hair and Black Leather

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Red Hair and Black Leather

by Coventry

Electro-Celtic. Folk-rock. Coventry takes traditional (and some not-so-traditional) songs and tunes and gives them a new spin, with electric guitar, bass and drums. These are songs that tell a story as well as just darn good dance music
Genre: World: Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Burning of Auchindoon / Follow Me Up to Carlow / Morrison's Jig
5:05 $0.99
2. Hal-An-Tow / Buried My Wife
3:32 $0.99
3. Vincent Black Lightning
3:21 $0.99
4. Bonny Ship the Diamond / Castle Kelly
3:53 $0.99
5. Weary Whaling Ground
4:46 $0.99
6. A Tree Song
4:24 $0.99
7. South Australia / Mountain Road
2:50 $0.99
8. I'm Your Woman (don't treat me like your wife)
3:57 $0.99
9. Little Drummer
2:53 $0.99
10. Lord of the Dance
3:32 $0.99
11. Tune Set: Merrily Kissed the Quaker / the Swallowtail / the Kesh
3:39 $0.99
12. World Turned Upside Down
4:30 $0.99
13. Ye Jacobites by Name / Julia Delaney's Reel
4:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
Coventry is a band that knows how to tell a tale, spin a yarn, and generally engage an audience in music and song. Similar in feel and steeped in the same tradition as such classic folk rock legends as Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, the Oyster Band and the more recent wave of Celtic rockers, Coventry brings the traditional songs of the British Isles right up to date - mixing old with new, assembling an eclectic yet strangely familiar performance of solid folk-rock.

Have a listen - You'll hear tales of love, desire, death, love-gone-wrong, stories of fairies, goblins, terrorists and paid assassins, and perhaps even a love song for a motorcycle. There will be old, new, traditional, not-so-traditional, and always fresh songs, arrangements and ideas.

Evie and Trapper have been storytelling in song for longer than they care to remember, and the energy, thought, and passion they put into singing these stories breathes new life and meaning into songs old and new. Rhythm guitar and tight vocal arrangements provide the framework in which the tales are told.

Mix that with Jan's expressive fiddle accompaniment and her vast array of Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle tunes. Add Ian and Michael - running the rhythm engine with percussion and bass, keeping it all together and making it danceable - and you suddenly have the new wave of neo-post-Celtic folk-rock.

Check 'em out.



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Greg Abrams

Nice mix of styles!
I'll admit right up front that Celtic is not my favorite style of music. My usual vibes are hard rock and traditional classical, especially of eastern and middle eastern origin (ragas, talas, etc...). But two of the musicians in Coventry (Trapper and Evie) are online buds, so I wanted to check out their work. Well...I'm happy to report that it's really good! I love the vocal harmonies and the way they've merged traditional styles with modern chord and rhythm patterns. The feel is very upbeat and full of life and the musicianship is solid. I like it!