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Alcohol & Rain

by Here Be Dragons

The band's debut album. Welsh Celtic thrash folk party music.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Milgi Milgi
2:50 $0.99
2. Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell
3:28 $0.99
3. Rhiannon
3:53 $0.99
4. Skull Attack
3:01 $0.99
5. Laura
2:55 $0.99
6. Alcohol & Rain
2:57 $0.99
7. The Modena Rambler / Rhamp Penllyn
4:11 $0.99
8. Sean
2:29 $0.99
9. Siobhan
2:44 $0.99
10. The Hair of the Dog That Bit Me
2:47 $0.99
11. 20/20 Vision
2:51 $0.99
12. Calon Lan
3:08 $0.99
13. Sosban Fach
2:25 $0.99
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Album Notes

To my knowledge this is Here Be Dragons first cd, and it is amazing. Right out of the gate it has bouncy powerful rhythm and keeps it up until the very end. Milgi Milgi, Skull Attack and Sean have quick beats and invite you out of your chair to dance. But it's not all fast and dance worthy, songs like Rhiannon and Calon Lan are tender soft songs that you can wrap yourself in.

If you love modern Celtic give them a listen, I promise that you won't be disappointed.

Slainte' - Richard Haynes (USA)

Debs Williams - Welsh Bands Weekly - Summer 2000

Now here's a concept as bizarre as Welsh Bands Weekly - A Welsh language folk band that's based in North London. I must admit I'd been looking forward to reviewing this album ever since I received my copy; it was obvious from the photo that they were a folk band, but that in itself can go either way - some folk bands are amazing while others are absolutely appalling and tacky.

Thankfully Here Be Dragons fall into the former category.

This album is brilliant - the sort of thing that gets people up and dancing, not unlike bands from the old Craic Cymraeg days, such as Bob Delyn and Defaid. Of course, there's still plenty of bands like that around but it's a nice change to have a brand new band entertaining us with their own versions of traditional Welsh songs such as Milgi Milgi, Calon Lân and Sosban Fach.

Here Be Dragons also write some excellent material of their own including the hilarious Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell which has a very traditional Irish sound. You know, that sound that the less PC among us might describe as "didly didly music" (Can you believe someone actually kicked up a fuss about that? Sheesh!)

Their sense of humour, lyrically, can't be beaten - I particularly love Skull Attack a song about the consequences of drinking 50 pints of extremely strong beer.

Alcohol & Rain is a real good-time album, and Here Be Dragons are a band I'd love to see live. I can imagine the atmosphere at their gigs is amazing, with barely a still body in the room. I'd be very surprised and disappointed if that's not the case.



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