Ray’s chat 21

Hi Folks
RAYS CHAT TWENTY ONE

Hi Folks
Last year LEONARD COHEN Died; He was one of THE GREATS of
the Folk World. Although some of his songs got sung in the Pop
World. I thought we would have some of his Music in his
Memory! I was searching for versions of his lovely song
HALLELUJAH. And I found a version I had Never Heard Before??
And NOT Only That: It is by a GROUP I Had Never Heard of
And they are just GREAT.​ They were formed in 2007!! So How
come I have Never heard of them: And what’s more I asked some
of the Folk Committee AND THEY HAD NEVER HEARD of them???
Weird!! And they have about FIVE ALBUMS
Have YOU ever heard of CELTIC THUNDER??.
Well they are Magic!! An Irish Group: and very versatile’
Well they are SO GOOD I have decided to devote the whole
Of this RAYS CHAT to this Group.
So YES: JUST THEM: Here goes for some Magic.

So for out first song: Listen to Leonard Cohens Song Hallelujah
They have done quite a few versions to choose from:
I decided on this one: Put in:
Celtic Thunder Voyage II – ‘Hallelujah’ 3.06
Great Video as well. This really is something Special.
Those guys sang that song from their Hearts;
Well I hope YOU liked it?
I loved it: Now you know why Leonard Cohen was Great.

You did not see all the Group there:
There are Actually FIVE of them, sometimes SIX: So lets see and
hear them Singing: a SEA Song. Put in
Celtic Thunder – Home From The Sea 4.13
WOW!! Now you have to say that they did a very good job on
That??!! Yes: Beautifully sung. And how the Audience love them!!

Now let us have an Old Folk Song from these boys. Put in:
Celtic Thunder – Seven Drunken Nights 4.05
Well you must admit They Thrilled the Crowd: This old ‘Folk Song
I have heard many times: But NEVER BETTER THAN THIS.

Oh I agree They are NOT FOLK as we would have in the Club!
But this Great Spectacular stuff certainly is bringing Folk to a
New Audience. And it is good to hear what New Boys can do with
one of the Old Folk Club Songs.

You May Ask “OH!! But WHAT are they like WITHOUT all the
Fancy Stuff??”
Well I can Answer that!!
I have found you a VERY Special Song Recorded out on a
NEW YORK Street with; NO ACCOMPANIMENT
Put in: CELTIC THUNDER – DANNY BOY 3.13
OH YES You got to agree; Those Guys can Sing!
I really do think they are Special.

OK Let’s hear them really singing their Hearts out, with a real old
Folk song That I have sung in the Chorus Oh so many Times!!
OH A REAL GREAT Chorus Song: You know it!!!
WHISKEY IN THE JAR.
Yes listen to: Heritage – “Whiskey in the Jar” 4.17
Boy OH Boy; They certainly make that go.
Ok; THE BOYS HAVE SWOPPED THEIR Folk Guitars for POP
Guitars.. and there is more base than maybe you prefer!!
BUT OH BOY: DO THEY GET THE CROWD GOING!! ?
Yes Well: Maybe a bit too POP for you?!!
OK: Here is a song that you will know: Put in:
The Show – ‘Mountains of Mourne’ 3.16

Yes I like these boys: and I have found them singing,
The Simon and Garfunkle Song SOUND OF SILENCE
I Think that they do a good job:
OK maybe no one is ever going to better than Simon and
Garfunkle.. But I liked it:
Listen to:
MYTHOLOGY – THE SOUND OF SILENCE 3.08

Do you agree with me when I say this is a GREAT
GROUP? Very Versatile. A complete new find for me:
NO I had never heard of them before!! And they have
WON ME. I love them.
I am still amazed that I had not heard or them WHY??

Now as we are getting towards the End of this RAYS
CHAT.. I got to decide Which of the Many Songs they
have performed: and I just have GOT to have this one.
Put in: “A Place in the Choir” 4.14
Well you have to say that they really do get it going!!
OK Maybe it is more Country than Folk. BUT it’s GREAT.

And now for the last TWO Songs I have found for you:
Put in: Voyage II – ‘All Out of Love’ 4.17
OK; Maybe not a Folk Song’
But it ought to be. So beautifully Sung OH YES
Just listen to the crowd at the end. WOW’; THIS IS GOOD.

Now to end: A Song I had never heard before:
And Ladies get your Hankies ready OH YES!!
Put in
THE SHOW ‘BIRD WITHOUT WINGS’ 3.58
You HAVE JUST GOT TO WATCH THE VIDEO.
WOW That Lad can sing!!. Was I right Ladies??!!

Well that has been a very different RAYS CHAT. Never done
All the Same Group before. CELTIC THUNDER;
Yes a completely New Group to me.
I hope you have enjoyed them: as much as I have.
I am SO glad that I have found them.

I hope you have
All enjoyed this. Nice chatting to You​ RAY