Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Check out Irish music in the library!

Cead Mile Failte! A hundred thousand welcomes to you!

As part of the Year of Ireland celebration at Reinhardt, the library has several CDs of Irish music on reserve for your listening pleasure. These range from very traditional tunes to music about the Irish immigrant experience, from Celtic/country fusion that reveals the roots of Appalachian music to the Pogues and Dropkick Murphys for those who like a little punk with their world music.

Currently we have "Another Country," "Further Down the Old Plank Road," and "The Essential Chieftains" by the Chieftains. We also have the concert video for "Another Country", in which the Chieftains perform with Nashville stars such as Ricky Skaggs, Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris. (I must add from personal experience, if you ever have a chance to see these fellows perform live, TAKE IT)! We also have The Pogues: Very Best Of, The Green Fields of America, Dropkick Murphys: The Singles Collection, and Gaelic Storm: Special Reserve (you may remember Gaelic Storm as the "steerage band" in the movie "Titanic"). More music will likely be added to these. The CDs are kept behind the circulation desk and are available for two-hour checkout.

Here's a preview of some of the offerings:

And this one you may recall from the Subaru commercial where the hockey mom shuttles her kids around:

Just ask at the desk to see any of these CDs!

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