Title - 'Emmet Cahill's Ireland'
Artist - Emmet Cahill
For those not in the know, over the past four years, Emmet Cahillís life has been transformed from a young man pursuing a career in classical music to being plunged into the world of touring across cities and performing to thousands of fans with world renowned Irish music show Celtic Thunder.
After three years of phenomenal success, including three albums shooting to number 1 on the world billboard charts, in 2015 Emmet decided to carve out his own unique identity as a solo artist. Now here in 2017 and he has just released the simply stunning, heartfelt 11 track musical wonderment Emmet Cahill's Ireland via Legacy Recordings.
Emmet Cahill's Ireland is a collection of Irish classics that have been passed down from generation to generation from celebrated Irish tenor and member of Celtic Thunder Emmet Cahill. Indeed, the album offers the very best of the traditional Irish repertoire with song selections including: "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen," "An Irish Lullaby," "My Cavan Girl," "Macushla," and more.
"Some songs people will recognize", Cahill himself admits, "but there will definitely be a few unexpected numbers in there. Iím in a creative process at the moment of finding the sound that really represents me well and will suit me best going forward."
With a running time of just 39 minutes, the album isn't going to take up too much of your time but trust me when I say that once you have heard it in full, you will be replaying it quite a few times thereafter. Tracks that stand out for me personally are both "Sweet Sixteen" and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", but another incredible retelling is the age-old "Danny Boy". Wow, does Cahill reinvent the soul, the depth, the heart behind this one track or what.
For here in Emmet Cahill's Ireland the former lead singer for the iconic Irish band Celtic Thunder has nailed each and every song as if he had simply set out to record new tracks from scratch. Each one is poignant to the point that his vocal manner showcases his talent in such a crisp, clean way you could swear he wrote the damn songs!
1. "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen" 2. "An Irish Lullaby" 3. My Cavan Girl" 4. "Macushia" 5. Sweet Sixteen" 6. Danny Boy" 7. "Oft in the Stilly Night" 8. "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" 9. "Wild Mountain Thyme" 10. The West's Awake" 11. "The Parting Glass".
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