12/11/2006

Music Review

Just thought I'd write a music review for any Tiocfaidhs out there who don't know what to get their other half, parents, siblings, dog or cat for Christmas. Shebeens newest compliation 'Jackets Green' is a truly amazing CD and features tracks performed by many other renownwed rebel bands and balladers. The title track is smartlt performed by 8 different artists performing a verse of this old rebel number and all singing the last verse. Shebeen do an amazing rendition of Blood Stained Bandage, whilst them belting out the rousing Belfast Brigade is a pure joy. Other great tracks include possibly the best rendition of Viva La Quinte Brigada that you are ever likely to hear, as magnificently performed by ex POW Terry 'Cruncher' O' Neill. Another track worth a mention is 'Streets of Gibraltar' performed live by the Irish Brigade, whilst Shebeen have performed two of the finest ballads ever penned about Ireland's patriot dead namely Tow Williams and Kevin Barry. Check it out yourself here for a full track list and more details. Other rebel links that may be of interest are as follows:
Padraig Mor, Gary Og , Adelante and Spirit of 67

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