The Celtic Kids,
Creation of the Celtic Kids
(self-produced, 2001)

You can finally take the Celtic Kids home with you! Creation of the Celtic Kids, the band's debut CD, was recorded to meet the increasing demand of audiences who've seen this Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, band in action.

Band members Luciann Lahey, Josey Lovett, Edward Cross, Alexandra Burke and Amanda Greaves are all between the ages of 11 and 13. They play the keyboard, bass, fiddle, acoustic and electric guitar, and spoons. They sing and stepdance, too! Certainly, this CD is proof that Celtic music is alive in today's youngsters.

Creation of the Celtic Kids was recorded live off the floor, which gives it that "down home" feel and captures the energy in their performance!

You can hear in the tunes how much the kids enjoy performing this music. They perform quite a bit around Nova Scotia, especially at different benefits (raising money for the food banks, telethons, etc.) and are always well received!

For young musicians, they certainly can tackle all of their tunes with the enthusiasm and skill of musicians much older than they are. Listening to "Rattlin' Bog," you'll be inspired to sing along -- it's such a fun song!

Other tracks on the CD are "One Misty Moisty Morning," "Miss MacLeod's Reel," "Farewell to Nova Scotia," "Swallowtail Jig," "Ash Grove," "Getting Dark Again," "Trippin' Up The Stairs," "Londonderry Air/St. Ann's Reel," "Lewis Bridal Song/MacNabb's Hornpipe," "King George IV/King's Reel" and "We Remember You Well."

Certainly, Cape Breton is known for its music and this is one group that I'm sure we'll be hearing lots from in the future!

[ by Kimberley Marie ]
Rambles: 25 June 2001