The Prodigals

Go On

2007-04-04

The Prodigal boys have returned and with them they have brought their high power interpretation of the traditional Irish music. Featuring Lamments, Jigs, Reels and Ballads. Gregory Grene leads The Prodigals on vocals and accordion (known as the button box in the auld country) along with Andrew Harkin, bass, Ray Kelly, vocals and guitar and Brian Tracy, drums, percussion and backing vocals. The opening song for the 12 song CD is a reworking of the cowboy song of the 50's Ghost Riders In The Sky, too Spancil Hill, a story of the Irish lad so far from home that he can only return through his dreams. With 2 instrumentals, The Open Reel and Boru's March, Go On, has the contemporary sound behind the rhythmic boran beat. Are they rock, maybe so but not in the sense of U2, Cranberries and the such. The Prodigals pays homage to their native culture as only their name can imply. Slip

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #World

  • reviewed 10/2004

    Luciano
    Lessons of Life

  • reviewed 09/2006

    SI SE
    More Shine

  • reviewed 11/2010

    MYSTIC ROOTS BAND
    CALI-HI

  • reviewed 08/2007

    TINKERS TEA
    The Mummer's Jig

  • reviewed 02/2007

    YOUNG DUBLINERS
    With All Due Respect: The Irish Sessions

  • reviewed 05/2015

    Jason Vieaux
    Play

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.