Sunday, February 17, 2013
New Music from Catch Bees and Celtic Thunder
While Celtic Thunder is apparently cutting back drastically on their youtube presence, and is no longer posting their 'sizzle reel' previews on their official youtube channel, they are still posting lots of videos on their webpage, probably still including a few previews of the new show, though the Celtic Thunder website is not quite as user-friendly as youtube when it comes to finding older materials. I was unable to find the Mythology preview clips in my brief browse through the Celtic Thunder webpage's videos, but the video of the week is one of the songs off the new DVD, Ryan Kelly singing "Carrickfergus". This was Ryan's audition song, if I'm remembering correctly, so he's been singing this one for a long time now, even though we Thunderheads only just heard him perform it on his Acoustic by Candlelight tour.
Some of the other exciting music coming out right about now is the new album from Catch Bees, called Narratives from a Factory Town. This 5-track EP is available now on the band's bandcamp site for $3. I sadly missed their CD release party (between my being a bit ill and the band not posting very often about their show in the days leading up to it), but I've listened through the album a few times before and since its release and it is fantastic, of course.
Thankfully, in my absence, someone else was at the CD release show and got some great videos. Here is one of these video clips, in which the new EP is introduced nicely before the group performs one of their new songs from the album, a lullaby-esque song called "On Dreaming".