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Hail Caesar

 

 

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Geoff Rhind is a name synonymous with Beatle historians. It was Geoff’s unique photograph that captured a 16-year-old John Lennon on the day John met Paul McCartney.

 

Forty years and Geoff is still taking photographs although he spends most of his days painting and his nights making music. If you ever get a chance on a Wednesday night, go up to The Blue Light pub in the Dublin mountains and witness Geoff and friends playing some traditional music at first hand. If you can’t make it there’s always the album ‘Hail Caesar’.

 

Featuring 12-tracks mostly written by lead vocalist Joe Dunne ‘Hail Caesar’ has a mellow traditional sound to it. Joe’s voice is not unlike Christy Dignam and on tracks like ‘Never Never Die’ and ‘Mother Earth And The Rainbow’ you’d think you were listening to an Aslan album.

 

Lyrically, there’s mention of the troubles in Northern Ireland. ‘So many good people have died’ (Good People) and ‘Their crushing hearts those people with guns’ (Lie’s Down) but in general the album covers various topics.

 

There’s a wide range of instruments used as you’d expect from Accordion, Fiddle and Banjo to Geoff’s harmonica most evident on ‘8th June’ and on the title track. After a few listens I began to like this album and I think you won’t be disappointed either. How could you go wrong? Purchasing it for Geoff’s artwork on the front and back cover alone is value for money.

 

Michael Lynch

 

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