Irish Experience, The / Irish Experience, The
Album: Irish Experience, The   Collection:General
Artist:Irish Experience, The   Added:Mar 2010

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-04-25 Pull Date: 2010-06-27
Week Ending: May 23 May 9 May 2
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 05, 2011: European Musings
Morrison's Jig
4. Apr 30, 2010: Everyday Commotion
Julia Delaney / Dinny O'brien's / Drowsy Maggie
2. May 18, 2010: SCRAM
Going Back To Israel
5. Apr 27, 2010: Scram
Grumblin' Old Man & Growlin' Old Woman
3. May 07, 2010: Everyday Commotion
Julia Delaney / Dinny O'brien's / Drowsy Maggie

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-04-18
You may be familiar with Celtic ensemble The Irish Experience from their more recent release, Green Energy. This is their original, self-titled release and it follows more traditional lines of Celtic instrumentalism. Combine some wicked awesome track titles (“Pipe on the Hob / Hag at the Churn”) with some expert playing and you have a superb feast of Celtic joy. All tracks are instrumental.

1. Mid-tempo round. Picks up at 1:38 into some fast fiddling.
2. Mid-fast tempo with a more evident beat. Stomp yer feet!
3. Upbeat, “grumblin and growlin” but still light and carefree.
4. Slow, sad start. Picks up at 0:55 for a mid-slow ditty.
*5. Upbeat and fun as hell. This’ll get you dancing.
6. Slow/peaceful until 2:05, then changes completely. Bassline kicks into a catchy melody. Very soft ending.
*7. More upbeat awesomeness. A catchy jig that goes crazy at 2:12.
*8. Up-mid medley of three parts. A very pleasant, catchy, foot-stomping track that would go over well in a pub.
9. Mid-tempo with some really nice playing. Cuts off at -0:07.
10. Up-mid with a nice (albeit repetitive) melody.
11. Dark and brooding with a sad melody that gradually brightens before going nuts at 2:42.

Track Listing
1. The Pipe On The Hob / The Hag At The Churn   6. Martin Wynne's #2 / Trip To Skye
2. Paddy On The Landfill   7. Morrison's Jig
3. Grumblin' Old Man & Growlin' Old Woman   8. Julia Delaney / Dinny O'brien's / Drowsy Maggie
4. The Butterfly   9. Rocky Road To Dublin / Tam Lin
5. The Star Of Munster   10. Going Back To Israel
  11. Walls Of Liscarroll / Road To Lisdoonvarnal / Jenny On The Railroad