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Download links and information about Solas by Solas. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 54:35 minutes.

Artist: Solas
Release date: 1996
Genre: World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic
Tracks: 13
Duration: 54:35
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No. Title Length
1. Ni Na La 2:21
2. The Flowing Bowl / Maire Breathnach's #1 / The Doon / The Mason's Men 3:52
3. The White Petticoat / Stan Chapman's / The Miller's Maggot 3:45
4. I Wonder What's Keeping My True Love Tonight? 5:24
5. The Yellow Tinker / Cranking Out / Master Crowley's #2 4:09
6. Crested Hens 5:14
7. Johnny's Gone for a Soldier 3:53
8. Dougie MacDonald's / Maire's Breathnach's #2 / Antrim Rose / Atlantic Wave / Toss the Feathers 5:50
9. The Newry Highwayman 3:21
10. Gan Ainm / The Humours of Whiskey / Leslie's March 4:02
11. Sliabh Geal bCua Na Feile 4:04
12. Lament for Frankie 3:14
13. Timmy Clifford's / The Return Home / O'ot Be Est Da Vong / John Joe Casey's 5:26



Solas succeed where other Irish bands fail: They're lively without being frenetic; Karan Casey's vocals are high and clear without being ethereal or waifish; and they manage to add texture and complexity to the many traditionals they play. Their self-titled debut contains five songs (not enough!) and eight jigs, reels, and airs. The group know how to build an instrumental up to a fevered pitch, as on "The Yellow Tinker/Cranking Out/Master Crowley's #2," which creates fantasy swirls of accordion and fiddle before the guitar enters with its insistent rhythms. Not that all the pieces are fast: "Crested Hens" is a slow, sweet air — a bit reminiscent of Jay Ungar or Eileen Ivers — and "My Johnny's Gone for a Soldier" is a sweet love song about an Irish rebellion. Solas is simply one of the best, most varied albums of Irish music to come out in a long time.