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Originally released in 2003, Ceilidh Party consists of twelve tracks of lively dance music and two songs It makes for a complete evening's entertainment as it includes suggestions for dances to go with the tunes, and a set of instructions for five of the dances. The tunes are largely traditional, but given a lively and contemporary presentation. "Even if you are among the two-left-feet crowd, you'll enjoy the energy and superb musicianship of this album" (Sing Out magazine summer 2003)
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"British folk band Blackthorn vets Pete and Mannie McClelland join here with numerous players, dancers, and callers who were finalists in the BBC 2 Young Folk Awards contest. This album is devoted to dance, and contains instructions for jigs, hornpipes, waltzes, squares, reels and polkas. Even if you are among the two-left-feet crowd, you'll enjoy the energy and superb musicianship of this album"
Around Kent Folk
"It's described as anglo-celtic dance music and brief instructions for 5 dances are included. All dancers will recognise most of the tune sets - Floiwng Tide, Cock of the North, Cooley's, Salmon Tails, Rowan Tree, Rocky Road to Dublin, Whiskey in the Jar and New Rigged Ship. all played to a high standard - exciting and easy listening to non dancers. Be warned - the cover caption says the CD may cause involuntary physical movement. It is very difficult to keep still whilst listening, very infections."
Shreds & Patches
"... a few of the tracks did have me hopping around in the front room ...The musical styles range from "Irish session" through English, Scots to "Pogues Irish" ... there is a good selection of circle, long ways, and square dances , Rocky II, Eightsome Reel, Mountain Road, Random Notes, Cock-a-Leekie, Summer Set, ThingumaJigs, and Over the Hill are all good sets, played well, and suit the dances. ... The lovely Tommy Bhetty's Waltz is the best track on the CD, with some beautiful flute playing to go with the circle waltz. ... Altogether a good idea by a good band of musicians.."