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Solas — Pastures of Plenty
Album: The Words That Remain
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6.8

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Total ratings: 289









Released: 1998
Length: 3:18
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Solas Four by *BobVPR
©2010 *BobVPR

The celtic fusion band Solas appeared at One Longfellow Square in Portland, Maine on Friday night.

Séamus Egan - flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, tin whistle, low whistle, guitars, bodhran
Winifred Horan - violins, vocals
Mick McAuley - accordians, contertina, low whistle, vocals
Éamon McElholm - guitars, keyboards, vocals
Mairéad Phelan - vocals (She is currently taking time out from studying Medicine in Trinity College Dublin to tour with Solas.

New album The Turning Tide, arrived February 16 via Compass


 dapower wrote:
Fine if you're sitting in a pub, but still a stretch- a bit too diddly-diddly-eye for my tastes.
 

Too right!
 whtahtefcuk wrote:
Celtic music just plan sucks! Can anyone say River Dance.

 

Can anyone spell "plain"?
 whtahtefcuk wrote:
Celtic music just plan sucks! Can anyone say River Dance.

 
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 xkolibuul wrote:
Riverdance? That's a comparison a first grader might make.
 
Did ya not look at the user name? Says it all...

 xkolibuul wrote:
Riverdance? That's a comparison a first grader might make.

More Solas please, Bill. And other Celtic artists too, while we're at it.
 
Mi teecher and klass agrees, tho.  It sownds like those goofy little leprkons dancin.  Win eye lern neggativ nummers i give it neggativ wun.

It's okay. I like Ozzie Osbourne's version better.
xkolibuul wrote:
More Solas please, Bill. And other Celtic artists too, while we're at it.
Yes, please. And after reading the lyrics...I was surprised to learn some time ago (even with relative in the maze research industry) that migrant workers are often used in the midwest to pick seed stock. :think:
Riverdance? That's a comparison a first grader might make. More Solas please, Bill. And other Celtic artists too, while we're at it.
Fantastic album cover to cover. This is probably my least favorite song on it, and it's still good!
Celtic music just plan sucks! Can anyone say River Dance.
Quite Likeable.... everybody knows the number that belongs to! :ask:
:clap:
Love it! Celtic sound all the way! :bounce: :hearteyes:
traveyes wrote:
I like it... but I prefer Belafonte's rendition.
Coley wrote:
This is good - but the Allison Krauss and Union Station version is much better.
I'll add to the pool of versions: Lila Downs combines this in a medley with "This Land Is Your Land" and some lyrics of her own composition to cast the song, originally written about Dust Bowl migrant labor, in the light of Mexican migrant labor.
traveyes wrote:
I like it... but I prefer Belafonte's rendition.
I'd love to hear this one!
Suddenly, I find meself craving a Guinness!! ; )
Good instrumentals, but the vocals are a little weak.
Seems to me they missed the emotion of the original. A little too upbeat for a song about the hardships of migrant workers. :confused:
How circular, Celtic tune travels to American colonies, is kept alive for 300 years and sung with great new meaning by Woody Guthrie, then goes home to Ireland and is sung with great grace and with Woody's words. Truth is timeless.
Coley wrote:
This is good - but the Allison Krauss and Union Station version is much better.
LOL, I logged in to post the same thing....
This is good - but the Allison Krauss and Union Station version is much better.
Play more! Play more!
Fine if you're sitting in a pub, but still a stretch- a bit too diddly-diddly-eye for my tastes.
If Loreena McKennitt sang "Ghost Riders in the Sky"... Very nice tune.
Also check out "Solas - Scarecrow's dream"..ah it's excellent. This is 9/10 no doubt.
CELTIC & WORLDLY NOT BAD FOR EARLY A>M> :music:
AI-in-Japan wrote:
Odetta does a great cover of this song.
Theres a version of it on the new Allison Krauss CD as well, sung by Dan Tyminski (voice of the Soggy Bottom Boys)
Boy - this sure ain't my cup o tea. ....but I'll stay off the ratings. I think they're very talented - just can't get into it. But the rest o ya'll - rock on or whatever it is celtic groovers do! :lol:
chipaudette wrote:
I just can't take the Celtic treatment. It makes me turn off radioparadise. Chip
YES!!! Please ease up on the Celtic music
I gave it a 10. That should say enough about what I think of this song :) :clap: Reminds me a bit of Loreena McKennitt :music:
Odetta does a great cover of this song.
I like it... but I prefer Belafonte's rendition. .
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I like it. Caught me at the right time. Nice and fast paced. I think this song reveals where some rock got its fast-paced lyrics and rhythms. Green Day, for one.
Too Celtic? What are you? A Laker fan?
OK, Bill -- how much time do you spend at Duffy's?
Stretch, stretch. I can listen to something new, I swear I can. After all, that\'s why I listen to eclectic radio. Okay, well always good to learn about something new I guess.
More Solas! More Solas!
I just can\'t take the Celtic treatment. It makes me turn off radioparadise. Chip
This has to be one of the best songs I\'ve heard so far. :notworthy: :clap:
Interesting cover of this Woody Guthrie classic!
Neat version - can we have Woody, too, though?
Hmmmm...too Celtic for me!