Rakes Alive! was recorded in concerts at the venerable Wayside
Theatre in Middletown VA and during Winchester VA's First Night
celebration. Rakes Alive! captures their signature sound developed
over a quarter century of performing together in the immediacy and
energy of the concert hall, where the electricity flowing between the
trio and their audience is palpable. Their usual eclectic mix of music
from many Celtic lands is fleshed out with old favorites such as
"Merrily Kissed the Quaker" and "Ballydesmond", heart-stirring songs
such as "The Ould Triangle" and the Breton anthem "Ne Bado Ket
Atao", and new standardbearers like the plaintive "Eagle's Whistle"
and "Jackson's Frieze Coat". Fifteen selections adding up to over an
hour of music, including nine pieces never before recorded by the
Rakes, make this a most satisfying addition to any Celtophile's
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