Scythian | Immigrant Road Show

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Immigrant Road Show

by Scythian

The buskers-turned-band specialize in fusing Celtic, gypsy and rock traditions with all the energy, affection and wit they can muster, which, as it turns out, is more than enough to justify the group's billing as "Celtic Adrenaline Pushers."
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1. Immigrant Stomp
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2. Hills of Donegal
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3. Jacobites
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4. Highway 81
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5. Boyko Dream
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6. Tuesday Morning
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7. Final Reel
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8. Technoccordion
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9. Stonehenge: Revisited
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10. Kesh Jigs
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11. I Will Go
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12. Stop the Show
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13. Follow Me Up to Carlow
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14. Gypsy Fiddle
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15. Fields of Athenry
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Album Notes
Scythian, the Virginia-bred Celtic rock group, knows a thing or two about the rigors involved in becoming classically trained musicians. But what sets the quartet's new CD apart has a lot more to do with passion than with pedigree. The buskers-turned-band specialize in fusing Celtic, Gypsy and rock traditions with all the energy, affection and wit they can muster, which, as it turns out, is more than enough to justify the group's billing as "Celtic Adrenaline Pushers."

On "Immigrant Road Show," the band occasionally pays tribute to kindred spirits, first with a suitably barbed and boisterous rendition of Goats Don't Shave's "Hills of Donegal," then with a harmonious, pulsating take on the Pogues' "Tuesday Morning." Scythian even pulls a chapter from Commander Cody's "Tales From the Ozone" CD, fashioning a fresh arrangement of "Gypsy Fiddle" that moves from rhapsody to romp. A couple of original tunes also make the cut, including singer-guitarist-accordionist Danylo Fedoryka's amusing, tongue-tripping travelogue "Highway 81."

Mostly, though, Fedoryka and sibling Alexander, on fiddle, vocals, guitar, mandolin and harmonica, spearhead a sound that searches beyond contemporary sources for inspiration, be it a Gershwinesque flourish or a Scottish war chant. Fiddlers Fedoryka and Josef Crosby thrive on fast tempos, and percussionist Michael Ounallah keeps the fires stoked -- that is, when he isn't sustaining a swing pulse that leads to other adventures en route to the band's foot-stomping, bottle-hoisting performance of Pete St. John's "Fields of Athenry."


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Pat Moore

I love this cd... Absolutely love it. Everytime I listen to it, I hear something different. The violin/fiddle is heartbreakingly beautiful. I think I have a favorite, then I fall in love with a different track. Thanks guys!


Saw these guys at a Ukrainian festival in Toronto a few years back (yes they play Celtic but the brothers are Ukie) and they have got so much better since. Have seen them several times and as much fun as they are live this CD really shows how talented they are. Listen and enjoy!