Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Review of Lyrics of Gold - Songs of Robert Burns


Lyrics of Gold - Songs of Robert Burns
Ed Miller

The Rigs o' Barley
Ae Fond Kiss
Braw Lads o' Gala Water
Hey Ca Thro'
The Silver Tassie
Green Grow the Rashes O
Comin' Thro' the Rye
Aye Waukin' O
McPherson's Farewell
The De'il's Awa' Wi the Exciseman
Ca' the Yowes
The Collier Laddie
The Lea Rig
My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose
A Man's a Man
Auld Lang Syne


Ed Miller has a really fine voice and he has a distinct and most reticent guitar style that puts him in a class above most folk musicians on the scene today. I had a fantastic weekend at Edinboro University and the best part of this weekend's festival and games was seeing Ed Miller again and listening to him in concert on Friday night and again under the tent on Sat. His new album Lyrics of Gold - Songs of Robert Burns is so good I heartily recommend it to all who love Scottish Music and especially to those who love Burns as I do. You can buy the CD on CD Baby and sample some tracks there as well:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/edmiller6/from/celtic/

My favorite track on this CD by far is The De'il's Awa Wi' the Exciseman!

Perhaps the best thing about this CD is how Ed Miller brings Robert Burns alive in a way that is accessible to everyone. This is the 250th anniversary of Burns birth and what a grand way to celebrate that is this fine recording. The songs are well arranged and accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Rich Brotherton. More grand contributions are included from Brian McNeill on fiddle and concertina, E.J.Jones on pipes and whistles, John Taylor on fiddle and Marty Muse on pedal steel guitar. There are also complementary outstanding vocals by Karine Polwart to round out the CD.

3 comments:

lixue said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan

http://disturbialyrics.net

Gimmer said...

Thanks Susan, sometimes I wonder if there is anyone reading. I do cover allot of different odd topics.

lixue said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan

http://disturbialyrics.net

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