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Lovely vocals, arrangements and moving songs
Review of Collected - Mary Black by 2mennycds

Advantages: Lovely vocals, varied moods, beautifully arranged
Disadvantages: A bit short in duration

++++++++++ Although music reviews earn nothing on Ciao at all (no money, only points!), it seems a shame not to spend some time and effort in writing the occasional one nevertheless! You may (or may not) want to bear the non-PF AND non-payment category ... Read review

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Lovely by Pointress
vh x by cornishchic
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09.07.2017 15:27
A Future Classic
Review of Baby Metal (2015) - Baby Metal by CGholy

Advantages: Exciting, fresh, unique and entertaining
Disadvantages: Not everyone's cup of tea

Even though my days of Dooyoo and Ciao are long over, my passion for writing and music never left. Dooyoo's decision to stop paying for reviews kinda caused me to stop writing reviews for a while, but I still liked writing other stuff and listening to mus ... Read review

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I'm a huge Babymetal fan! by Nymphypig
VH by kiss_me2070

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21.04.2017 23:42
Jazz, world, Celtic, button accordion and harp - quite a mix!
Review of Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blanke - Dermot Byrne by 2mennycds

Advantages: High calibre playing, varied "moods" and tempos, unusual combination of instruments
Disadvantages: Great - but no tracks quite blow me away

+++++++ Please note: perhaps understandably, Ciao not only exclude music reviews from diamond awards and premium fund, but also pay nothing at all for music reviews. You may want to bear this in mind if reading/rating. On the other hand, it would be s ... Read review

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Well reviewed :) by Nymphypig
fab review xx by DanniiJ18
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17.04.2017 07:28
Start here for an English folk legend's music
Review of Essential - Martin Carthy by 2mennycds

Advantages: Great songs, moving lyrics, tuneful, uplifting instrumentals
Disadvantages: None for me

++++++++++++++++++++ Please note: sadly, but perhaps understandably due to constraints experienced by Ciao, music reviews are not only exempt from Premium Fund/Diamond eligibility, but are also outside the scope of any points awards – they earn nothing ... Read review

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brilliant review x by cornishchic
I know a chap who booked Paul Simon for his grammar school jazz club back in the 60's...£50 I think he got paid!! by bettyboo47
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20.12.2016 07:25
Time to ketch up with this harp player?
Review of The Music of O'Carolan (O'Carolan's Dream) - Aryeh Frankfurter by 2mennycds

Advantages: Different, lovely tunes, soothing
Disadvantages: Slightly samey

...eligibility, but are also outside the scope of any points awards – they earn nothing ... Read review

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Excellent! by CelticSoulSister
e :o) by euphie
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21.10.2016 08:16
Celtic harp with Celtic and un-Celtic playing, too
Review of International Music Series (Celtic Harp) - Savourna Stevenson by 2mennycds

Advantages: Eclectic, varied tunes and sounds, different but accessible
Disadvantages: Eclectic nature may not appeal to more trad "Folk" fans

++++++++++++++++++++ Please note: sadly, but perhaps understandably due to constraints experienced by Ciao, music reviews are not only exempt from Premium Fund/Diamond eligibility, but are also outside the scope of any points awards. Feel free to rate ... Read review

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Well reviewed. by IzzyS
Excellent! by CelticSoulSister
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15.09.2016 05:55
Yella, ginger - but never blue
Review of Yella Hoose/Goodnight Ginger - John McCusker by 2mennycds

Advantages: Gorgeous playing, range of tempos and "feels"
Disadvantages: None

One thing sets a great instrumentalist apart from the good. It’s hard to find a single word for it, and if pressed I suppose I’d have to plump for the rather bland “sound”. It’s not just about playing the right notes. It’s the way that some notes lead int ... Read review

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Excellent! by CelticSoulSister
At least you got paid for this one! by Secre
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25.06.2016 09:53
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~ * Don't Escape Enrique!! * ~
Review of Escape - Enrique Iglesias by xd-o-n-z-x

Advantages: songs, voice, emotion
Disadvantages: none

I’ve always liked Enrique...ever since I won a CD of his in a competition. I was recently browsing a charity shop when I came across this CD for 50p. The CD is called ‘Escape’ and is Enrique’s second album and was released way back in 2001. The album did ... Read review

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VH by justarube
Well reviewed. He is so talented... and so good looking, even more so in person! by lozzywallace

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Don't Escape this!
by Bouncebackability
A Great New Talent
by perthboy21
Rock 'rique
by Katecgreen
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17.04.2016 12:43
Evocative songs well sung and accompanied
Review of Penguin Eggs - Nic Jones by 2mennycds

Advantages: Assured and pleasant vocals, moving lyrics, great instrumentation
Disadvantages: Emphasis on vocals, less accessible than some folk albums

I may have first come across Nic Jones through a guitar magazine which contained a transcription of his amazing “Canadee-I-O” which I heard when buying this album, which features it. Equally I may have first encountered his name through Kate Rusby’s “Dro ... Read review

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Another thoroughly eggcellent review. by Secre
Fab review by Nar2

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02.04.2016 06:26
A beautiful and calming album.
Review of Mary Black - Mary Black by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: Lovely selection of Irish and traditional folk songs.
Disadvantages: None.

...singers in previous reviews, and Mary Black is another one I love. Mary is an Irish Folk singer. She has a long standing career in the musical business and comes from very much a musical family with her mother being a ... Read review

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Good review. by IzzyS
vh by snow_drops
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28.03.2016 20:25
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Brotherhood of musical traditions
Review of Brotherhood of Stars - Carlos Núñez by 2mennycds

Advantages: Relaxing, absorbing, varied genres
Disadvantages: Some tracks may not appeal, foreign vocals,

Full marks to my son for buying me this for a Christmas present a couple of years ago. His musical tastes are rather highbrow, but he managed to come up with this CD that he thought I would like even though it was by an artist that I’d never even heard o ... Read review

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Good review by justarube
Excellent review. by snow_drops
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25.03.2016 07:58
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Hey diddle diddle...
Review of Over the Moon - Catriona MacDonald by 2mennycds

Advantages: Relaxing, heart-warming, absorbing
Disadvantages: Slightly niche genre

I was quite chuffed when I came up with this title – until I remembered that Catriona Macdonald had been on exactly the same lines with the album title “Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle – need I say more?” she asks in the notes. I encountered i ... Read review

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Great stuff by hiker
e :o) by euphie
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14.03.2016 07:48
A beautiful and relaxing album.
Review of Cara Dillon - Cara Dillon by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: The songs are mellow, relaxing, and Cara has a beautiful voice.
Disadvantages: None.

Cara Dillon was born in 1975 in Dungiven, Northern Island. She is known for being a folk singer, along with singing Irish, Pop, and rock songs. I personally love folk music and have a varied collection of folk music in my collection. Cara Dillion is on ... Read review

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Yes - E! by mikemelmak
vg by beautybuff

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05.03.2016 19:49
Wild Wales, tame Wales, sweet harp
Review of Aros - Delyth Jenkins by 2mennycds

Advantages: Different, soothing, scintillating
Disadvantages: Some may possibly find it a bit "samey"

I stumbled across a CD by Delyth Jenkins (serves me right, should have looked where I was going!) called Llais. It features harp music and some spoken narrative of Dylan Thomas. I’d never heard of her until then. I do love the sound of “folk” or “celtic ... Read review

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Sweet by hiker
Very helpful! by AliceBond
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06.02.2016 09:07
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Hedobang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Review of Baby Metal (2015) - Baby Metal by Nymphypig

Advantages: Upbeat, cute, catchy, and metal
Disadvantages: Bit of a gimmick, but no more so than kiss

At first I thought this review was going to be a challenge for me - how on earth do you properly review a band whose lyrics you don't understand, barring the odd few words. Then, having calmed down slightly, I recalled that in my previous ciao incarnation ... Read review

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They are so funny! by LiveMusicLoverLyn
well reviewed by StewwyB

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exceptional

21.01.2016 00:14
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