The Wexford Boys | Seems Like Only Yesterday

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Seems Like Only Yesterday

by The Wexford Boys

Jason Pfeiffer plays soaring and spiraling melodies with dizzying deftness. Rob Flaherty adds guitar, mandolin and earthy vocals in a folk-rock delivery. Passionate interpretations of traditional Irish music.
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1. The Rakes of Mallow
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2. Donegal Jigs
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3. The Templehouse Set
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4. I'll Tell Me Ma/ Spot O' Trouble
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5. O'Neill's March (Sitar Mix)
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6. Cruscin Lan
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7. Two Jigs and a Reel
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8. Awa' the Crow Road
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9. Boys of Malin/ Gravel Walk
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10. Star of the County Down
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11. The Rakes Set
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12. Rights of Man
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13. You and Me
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14. O'Neill's March (Old Time Mix)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Wexford Boys have become a familiar name on the Philadelphia/So. Jersey Irish music scene. The duo has developed a sound that blends their diverse musical influences with Irish traditional music. Rob Flaherty (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Jason Pfeiffer (whistles, flutes, bodhran) present audiences with lively sets of Irish traditional music seasoned with the sounds of reggae, folk-rock, jazz and classical music. The band's 2003 debut release, "Seems Like Only Yesterday ..." features unique treatments of well-known traditional songs, reels and jigs, along with several original compositions.

"Irish Music blends with folk-rock in a masterful presentation of familiar jigs and reels. Playful creativity with a traditional core makes The Wexford Boys both authentic and energetically original. And when they break out the pub songs, you're bound to sing along."
-Bonny Hart, WBZC 88.9 FM

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NIcky Rossiter

Talented Duo
Being a Wexford man, I was enticed into this album by the title but stayed for the music. Robert Flaherty and Jason Pfeiffer -- one sounds Irish Wexford, the other not -- give us a fantastic opening track with "The Rakes of Mallow" combining a story-song of words with some lovely familiar traditional tunes snatches.

"Donegal Jigs" reminds me of the old days when we had Irish dancing on the radio. The minimal instrumentation gives familiar tunes a freshness that you can almost taste.

O'Neill marches twice on the CD. On track 5 it is "The Sitar Mix," and later we get the "Old Time Mix." It's hard to pick one above the other. I feel that they are two distinct tunes so giving extra value and a certain mystique to an old air on the sitar mix.

"Cruiscin Lan" is a familiar song also given a 21st-century interpretation here that works very well.

If you had your education with Christian Brothers in Ireland a half century ago, you learned the song "Star of the County Down." Later Van the Man (Morrison) made it his own. I am glad to report that the Wexford Boys have accomplished a similar feat with the vocals, but ever more with the backing.

The use of guitar and whistle on some over-familiar tunes makes this album a revelation and makes the listener look forward to future experimentation with the tradition by this talented duo.

Chris Malynn

A Beautifully Crafted Blend To Make The Heart Soar!
A Beautifully Crafted Blend To Make The Heart Soar! This Debut Album by The Wexford Boy's,really is made from The Heart's of these Talented Lads.
Haunting,Timeless Music,with a strong Irish Traditional feel,mixed with modern contemporary styles.
I Loved it!