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Leahy in concert

Posted on 2008.02.11 at 11:25
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
I went to see the group Leahy yesterday. Tickets were a birthday present.  They are a family from Canada who play in the Celtic tradition, but with definite modern interpretations of their own. There are 11 sibs in the family - all very musically talented - it's remarkable that the whole family is so gifted.  Only 7 of them were touring, because as they said, the others were busy having babies.   They were fabulous.  OMG - and they all could play multiple instruments and dance.  But the three brothers who played the fiddle - I am in total heaven.  I listened to their CD called Leahy while I was writing Time Enough for Love, for inspiration for Elwin's fiddle playing, even though their music is not strictly traditional. I would sell my soul to be able to play fiddle like that.   A lovely birthday present.
Anyway, if interested, you can check out their website:  http://www.leahymusic.com/news.php
To get a taste of their music, go to Music, Discography.   If you only have time for a quick taste, I'd recommend going to the far right album, Leahy, and listening to the excerpt from  "B Minor." Here.


phyncke at 2008-02-11 23:13 (UTC) (Link)
I love Celtic music! Woo. I will look them up! Thanks!
elfscribe5 at 2008-02-12 00:04 (UTC) (Link)
Hope you like 'em. *g*
menel at 2008-02-12 02:19 (UTC) (Link)
Leahy! You lucky woman, you! They're impossible to buy here, but I discovered them on a CNN music special on Celtic music years ago. It was roundabout the time I was also going through a Celtic music phase (not that I ever went out of it, me thinks.)

I recently got a three-CD set from Altan, who are similar (and were featured on the same CNN music special. LOL.) The other two groups I try to follow are Clannad and The Chieftains.

Celtic music rocks! It's all that cool fiddle-playing and haunting voices. :-)
elfscribe5 at 2008-02-12 19:11 (UTC) (Link)
"Celtic music rocks!" Oh yes indeed. I can't call myself an expert but I've always loved it. Must be a harkening to the ethnic roots thing. I saw the Chieftains in concert, gad, I think a year ago. They were absolutely fabulous. Glad we share some musical tastes.
menel at 2008-02-13 04:21 (UTC) (Link)
You saw The Chieftains too? I think I'm starting to go green with envy. And I can't call myself an expert either. It's just something I've always been drawn to. I dunno, the whole culture has always fascinated me. (Yeah, I'm feeling very post-colonial right now. LOL.) But in terms of music, it all began with Loreena McKennitt and I expanded from her...
menel at 2008-02-13 15:06 (UTC) (Link)
Erm...I made a mistake. The three CD set I have is not Altan but Anam. Not that it really matters...ok, it matters to me. At least I got the 'A' right. :-)
elfscribe5 at 2008-02-15 20:38 (UTC) (Link)
I do that all the time. Love that icon. LOL.
nienna_weeper at 2008-02-13 10:10 (UTC) (Link)
Good stuff!
elfscribe5 at 2008-02-13 13:08 (UTC) (Link)
Yes indeedy. Cool icon.
nienna_weeper at 2008-02-13 23:12 (UTC) (Link)
I made it! You can snag it if ya wanna! ;)
elfscribe5 at 2008-02-14 20:19 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks sweetie.
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