The McDades | For Reel

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Lúnasa Nathalie Solas

Album Links
The McDades Tradebit Voeveo - Get it for your mobile McDades on YouTube PayPlay Apple iTunes McDades on CBC Radio 3 Bitmunk GreatIndieMusic McDades on Myspace

More Artists From
Canada

Other Genres You Will Love
World: Celtic Folk: Modern Folk Moods: Type: Improvisational
There are no items in your wishlist.

For Reel

by The McDades

Innovative roots-based groups blending Celtic, World & Jazz in an explosive cocktail of original & traditional vocal and instrumental music. Crafting a new Canadian sound.
Genre: World: Celtic
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. McKinley Morganfield's
Share this song!
X
4:47 $0.99
2. Valley of a Thousand Tears/Hotel de Ville
Share this song!
X
4:14 $0.99
3. The Rocky Road To Dublin
Share this song!
X
5:45 $0.99
4. Jonny's Flush/The Boiling Hen
Share this song!
X
3:40 $0.99
5. The Linden Tree
Share this song!
X
6:13 $0.99
6. V'la l'Bon Vent
Share this song!
X
4:18 $0.99
7. Floating Stone/A Minor Skirmish
Share this song!
X
3:36 $0.99
8. Billy's Kitchen Polkas
Share this song!
X
3:13 $0.99
9. One Over the Eight/Bog an Lochain
Share this song!
X
4:11 $0.99
10. Tae the Weavers
Share this song!
X
4:07 $0.99
11. Riley's/The Primrose?'Neath the moonlight
Share this song!
X
2:54 $0.99
12. Dunmore Lasses
Share this song!
X
6:27 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Take a band from Edmonton consisting of two brothers and a sister who grew up playing music together, add to the mix two very eclectic musicians from Montreal, and you have a truly Canadian band, the McDades!

It's a challenge to be a Canadian musician in the modern Roots music world. Many musicians struggle to find a unique place within the varied cultures that make modern Canada. We are a tolerant country made up of different peoples and this is what makes us unique. The McDades approach to music successfully celebrates this very idea.

On an average evening their audience will experience everything from modern bluegrass sounds reminiscent of Nickle Creek or Allison Krauss to Tuvan Throat singing! The musical adventures and arrangements will move from bowed bass and violin parts that remind you of George Martin's Beatle Productions to Horn improvisations in the style of Oregon or the Paul Winter Consort. Percussion sounds range from frame drums to sounds more modern, much-like the sounds that come from David Lindley side-kick, Wally Ingram.

Add to the above an upright jazz bass player, a master violinist and a guitarist who's style has developed somewhere between modern celtic, traditional French Canadian and jazz, and you begin to understand the McDades. With vocal harmonies that can only come from a family band and an obvious love for each other and their music, the McDades stage presentation consists of living room warmth with excellent musicianship. With a nice mixture of accessible instrumentals, vocal songs and more adventurous pieces, each member of the band is showcased throughout the evening. The McDades can perform in both French and English and are a festival programmers dream for all the variety they can add to workshops!


Reviews


to write a review

david elosser

For Reel by the McDades
This is a 5 star albumn. Lots of variety very professionally played and sung. I recommend this to Celtic lovers.

David Elosser