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Sonas

by Sonas

Celtic Folk, Cape Breton Fiddle, Traditional Irish, Scottish
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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1. Rare Ould Times
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2. Moving Cloud
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3. Queen of Connemara
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4:17 album only
4. Finnegan's Wake
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5. Erin Grá Mo Chroí
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6. Calum's Road
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7. Streets of London
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8. Moonshiner
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9. Fields of Athenry
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10. The High Drive
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11. The Chain
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12. Rattlin' Bog (Live from The Orchard House Café, NYC)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Sonas, Gaelic for happiness, formed in the summer of 2006, after Tina and Margie, two sisters who had been playing Cape Breton style music together for a few years, decided they wanted people to hear this great music. Tina and Margie spent a few summers at the Ceilidh Trail School of Celtic Music in CB, Nova Scotia and when they got back home, they formed a Celtic band with a strong Cape Breton style influence. Sonas was fortunate to study with some of the great masters of Cape Breton style fiddle and piano accompaniment: Troy MacGillivray, Kimberly Fraser, Jerry Holland, Howie MacDonald.

In 2008 Sonas added vocals and guitar to their repertoire. Erin Flanagan Lind is an actress and singer who regularly performs with various regional theatres in New York and New Jersey. Her beautiful singing voice brings to life songs such as Erin Gra Mo Chroi, Rare Ould Times, Fields of Athenry among many other great Irish songs. Guitarist Jim O'Brien appears on this album.

Mesmerizing and haunting at times with gentle airs; upbeat, foot-stomping and joyful at others with their jigs and reels - Sonas still holds true to the Cape Breton style, playing traditional Irish/Scottish tunes, but is still growing, expanding and exploring all Celtic music.


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debbie Antoniello

Sonas
This is a magical album, filled with beautiful lilting music and some rousing ballads as well. The angelic voice of Erin Flanagan-Lind singing The Fields of Athenry is a joy to listen to, while the fiddling of Tina Lembo-Kirk has you toe tapping and ready to break into a jig every time you hear her play. Streets of London is a beautiful song and one of my favorites.
I can't wait for the next album from these talented musicians !

Don Pflaster

Love it!
Beautiful album! Irish folk music that drips with authenticity and is composed and rendered with skill and emotional import. I hope to catch a live show soon!

Dragan Matei

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!
When I heard Erin Flanagan-Lind sing in that first song in the album, "Rare Ould Times", my jaw dropped to the floor! Her vocal range is absolutely stunning! The tracks are a nice mix of classy tunes, some playfully witty melodies, some instrumentals (love that fiddler!), and a whole lotta heart & soul. "Erin Gra Mo Chroi" (which I believe means "Ireland of my heart") was soooo emotionally heartfelt that it started bringing me to tears. "Rattlin' Bog" is kinda similar to the "Twelve days of Christmas" such that one verse builds upon the previous, and so on. Now feel free to correct me if I'm hearing wrong, but I could swear that she sang that last verse of this song ALL IN ONE BREATH ?!? LOL
Talent talent talent - what more can I say about the album ?

Jim

Great Memories
Having played guitar on this album, I have nothing but fond memories of working with Margie, Tina and Erin. Great musical memories....

Debbie Antoniello

Sonas
This album makes me happy. These musicians have so much talent but most of all, they have so much heart ! I love the fiddle especially. The vocals are beautifully harmonized. The piano rocks and the guitarist is terrific. Guess you could say, I love this album....can't wait for the next one !