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Plenty of Celtic classics with the Irish Descendants

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 As always Newfoundland’s Irish Descendants entertained an enthusiastic audience, albeit seated crowd with their annual show at Average Joes, Feb. 23.

The Irish Descendants’ Con O’ Brien. Photo by Richard Amery
 I caught bits and pieces of their early starting show.

 They ended their first set with Celtic favourite “ Down in the “Rattlin’ Bog” which had the laid back crowd clapping along as fast as the band picked up the tempo each verse, ending at a frenetic pace.

“Barrett‘s Privateers” was a second set highlight which showed off the quartet’s vocal harmonies. And everybody got to sing lead while the other three supplied harmonies.

A highlight  was the fiddle player singing “ I had But 50 cents. I had to wait until late in the show for them to unleash his fine fiddling prowess.

By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 March 2017 08:38 )  
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