The General Guinness Band
Traditional Irish Music and Dance
4643 Olentangy Boulevard
Columbus, Ohio 43214 614/263-0264
Traditional through and through. Repertoire heard nowhere else.
Performing together since 1980, the General Guinness Band combines
Irish ballads with energetic fiddle tunes and Irish step dancing. As they weave ballads and dance
music into a single selection, the band's riveting instrumentals,
complex arrangements, and step dancing intensify their vocal renditions
of numerous hard-to-find songs going back nearly 500 years. These richly
told stories in song also incorporate humor and provide insight into the
charming lore and myth of the Irish. The variety of instruments played
includes fiddle, tin whistles, Irish flute, guitar, bodhran
(Irish drum), and Irish bouzouki.
"...in their own
way, [The General Guinness Band] are lords of the dance -- without
glitz, fog machines, or canned music."
The Kalamazoo Gazette
from Kilkenny, Ireland
Excerpts [mp3; 4.7Meg] from Rocky Road to Dublin
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