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"Overneath"

Not Your Father's Irish Music

At the time we moved our family to Dublin, the depth of my Irish musical appreciation was laughable; it was limited to tipsy uncles singing “Danny Boy” at family parties, and annoying “dee-da-dee-da-dee” bouncy stuff that all sounded the same. Then I went to hear a concert by a young Irish band called Slide.
"Overneath"
Not Your Father's Irish Music

At the time we moved our family to Dublin, the depth of my Irish musical appreciation was laughable; it was limited to tipsy uncles singing “Danny Boy” at family parties, and annoying “dee-da-dee-da-dee” bouncy stuff that all sounded the same. Then I went to hear a concert by a young Irish band called Slide.

What a whack on the side of the head! These young guys were playing contemporary and traditional Irish music like the Ramones did punk. During their fast numbers, they jumped with joy, they laughed and whooped and they probably would have smashed their instruments if they weren’t starving artists. You’d have to have been a stone not to “get” their music.

And then Slide would slow down and sing an original ballad with transporting, magical, mesmerizing voices, and I’d be in love all over again. At the end of the concert, I walked up to the lead singer and said something inane like, “I’m going to make you famous in the US.” (Where did I come up with that?) Being on Grommet today is the first step.

“Overneath” is Slide’s third CD, and it just might be their best. But, you can’t get it in the U.S. (yet). So this is a Grommet exclusive. It is a perfect, and totally-unique, gift for any Irish music fan, or for that Irish American uncle who needs a new repertoire. The only way you could get closer to Ireland is to go there. And you’d have to, if you wanted to get this gorgeous CD.

Are you a fan of Irish music … are you interested in hearing more?

Buy it now on iTunes!