Irishfest bummer - Phil's Rambling Rants
|Date:||August 20th, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)|| |
I was disappointed not to get to hear Scythian; they were fun to meet, and I heard many fun stories about them from my roommate at Dublin.
One group I'm sorry not to hear gossip about - you don't mention the Celtic Tenors! Ok, granted, they aren't going to have the same appeal for you as for me (good looking guys with great voices, singing....mmmm).
Glad you got to hear Liz & John.
We planned to skip the Celtic Tenors based on the assumption that they would be singing operatically. As I quipped and others agreed, "I'm sure they have lovely voices, but they're using them wrong." I seem to have misplaced my program, but I think they were rained out anyway.
|Date:||August 22nd, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)|| |
They're a crossover band; they get flack from the opera lovers, too. ;-)
They have some elements of opera in their voices - James shows this the strongest - but they tone it down to more "popular" sounds, but maintain the strength, control and vibrancy that training has given them. They do a rather bizarre mixture of stuff; I think I prefer when they do everything but Irish pub songs, because those sound the most incongruous to my ear. They're very much a music theater sort of band, but that can be a lot of fun to watch.
Did you happen to see the write-up I did on them from Dublin for their fan club? Granted, very little of that actually covered the concert itself....