Wednesday 18 November 2020

Wild Geese - The Quays Of Galway Town (1976)

The debut album from this Irish band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, spoons, fiddle, mandola, tin whistle, flute, bodhran, tambourine and vocals.

I got three of their albums four studio albums some time ago and decided that the idea of reviewing them was so esoteric that I had to do it.

A challenge in other words.

The music is vocals based celtic folk music from Ireland. Galway Town is on the west coast of Ireland and I have been there. A very old town and fitting an album title or ten. 

It was also a place where people departed for a new life in America. One of those who departed for a new life in America is the forefather of the new president in USA, Joe Biden. 

The Irish accent is thick in the vocals and this is Irish folk music through and through. 

The instruments are pretty cool too.

This is a decent album and a must-have for those into celtic folk music. It is a fun album but nothing more than that.

2 points

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