Mudcat Café message #1500876 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #79071   Message #1500876
Posted By: frogprince
05-Jun-05 - 11:08 PM
Thread Name: Review: Celtic Women on PBS
Subject: RE: Review: Celtic Women on PBS
I wrote the first review for this show, a while before the thread appeared. Had it all written, the computer ate it, and I was too fried to do it over. I frankly loved the singing itself, and the "fiddlin"; My quibbles were that I too considered it overproduced, in that the singing was sometimes almost buried in orchestration, and that for my part they could have stayed with material in the tradition, which was what they were singing at the point I tuned in, instead of straying into Broadway and pop pap. But anytime you can turn on any broadcast media and hear genuine singing, I'm not about to slam dunk it.