Ellery Klein & Ryan Lacey | Kick Into the Beat: Modern Irish Dance Music (Vol. II)

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Kick Into the Beat: Modern Irish Dance Music (Vol. II)

by Ellery Klein & Ryan Lacey

Perfect for the Irish dancer that is looking to kick his or her feet to a more modern beat.
Genre: World: Celtic
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1. The Blues Slip Jigs 113
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2. Starry Slip Jigs 113
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3. Dino-mite Slip Jigs 113
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4. Kickin’ It Treble Jigs 73
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5. Number 1 Treble Jigs 73
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6. Bloomin’ Hornpipes 113
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7. Free Hornpipes 113
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8. The Meek Maids Reels 113
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9. Marty Reels 113
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10. The Three Sea Captains Set Dance 70
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11. The Three Sea Captains Set Dance 71
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12. The Three Sea Captains Set Dance 69
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13. The Ace and Deuce of Pipering Set Dance 107
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14. The Ace and Deuce of Pipering Set Dance 104
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15. The Ace and Deuce of Pipering Set Dance 109
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16. Jockey to the Fair Set Dance 92
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17. Those Maids Are “Treble!” Treble Reels 117
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18. Step Into Christmas! a Holiday Performance Medley
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Ellery and Ryan's first release, Step Into the Beat received rave reviews from dancers, teachers and critics. Even non-dancers really enjoy listening to the upbeat-yet-traditional feel of their Irish music!

Kick Into the Beat includes 18 tracks of solid, modern Irish dance music at the tempos needed for Feisianna competitions—and practice.

As an added bonus, this time Ellery and Ryan also included two performance pieces: a set of fast and furious treble reels, and a Christmas show medley!

The label rum & raisin records was founded by fiddler Ellery Klein and drummer/percussionist Ryan Lacey, who aimed to produce modern and hip music for competitive Irish dancing. Ryan Lacey adds a contemporary sound with his funky drumming, which provides a strong rhythmic foundation for the dancers. Ellery fiddles away, mostly on original compositions that she wrote with dancers in mind. Kick Into the Beat also features the backing of guitarist Jimmy Stamper (Brace Yourself Bridget) and Step Into the Beat's upright and electric bassist Ian Riggs (Ethan Lipton, Howard Fishman Quartet).

Ellery and Ryan met while both touring full-time with Irish sensation Gaelic Storm. They recorded and toured together in the band for four years. They are featured on the band's 2006 and 2004 recordings, Bring Yer Wellies and How are We Getting Home? as well as the DVD, Gaelic Storm: Live in Chicago!

Ryan Lacey continues to tour full-time with Gaelic Storm. He is featured as a producer and drummer on their new recordings, "What’s the Rumpus?" and "Cabbage." which both charted on the Billboard World Music Charts.
Ellery Klein left the touring life with Gaelic Storm in 2007 to start a family, but has continued to perform, with her new band Long Time Courting, and teaches the fiddle in Jerusalem, Israel. She published The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing the Fiddle, released in October 2008.


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Steven O'Rourke

What a great dance record!
Best Irish dance record by far!!! I would suggest this CD to anyone that is Irish dancing from beginner to expert.