Linda Rutherford & Celtic Fire – Flames Of Eviction (1999)

Formed in 1995 and based in Hilton, NY (northwest of central Rochester) and fronted by the stunning vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Linda Rutherford the band also includes family members Tony (accordian, keyboards, vocals), Johnny (drums) and Rosheen (electric and acoustic guitars). Linda plays fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, keyboards, tin whistle, saxophone and flute. Celtic Fire also includes Francis White (bass) and Don Mancuso (lead and rhythm guitars, vocals).

1. Flames Of Eviction (An Gorta Mor)
2 . I Said No
3 . That’s What I Am
4 . King Of The Fairies – Drowsy Maggie
5 . Silence
6 . Too Late
7 . Vengeance
8 . Nowhere To Run
9 . I Believe
10. The Answer

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Celtic Fire’s latest album blends traditional Irish instrumentation and song structures with highly accessible original rock tunes. Like The Corrs and Capercaillie, jigs and reels are often major parts of instrumental bridges within the group’s songs.

Stunning vocals adorn the majority of the rich instrumentally arranged songs on Flames Of Eviction and are a notable step up from the debut album according to other reviewers. With the public’s growing interest in modern interpretation of traditional folk music arising from successful dance musicals Riverdance and Lord Of The Dance, fans of these shows as well as Clannad, Capercaillie, Iona, Ronan Hardiman and other progressive Celtic recording artists are certain to enjoy Celtic Fire’s music and Linda Rutherford’s vocal prowess.

…this new album is absolutely a must listen!


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