"This four-piece band is comprised of young and talented musicians who share a passion for music. The versatile guitar playing of Peter Tissot delivers sweet finger-picking and driving rhythm. Added to the rhythm section are the energetic and racing beats of the bodhran, played by Je Olson. The flying fingers and electrifying bowing of Katie Dionne add beautiful and commanding fiddle to the band’s mix. Layered in the vibrant sound of the group is Erin Ellison’s powerful and nuanced vocals. In addition to singing in the band, Erin contributes graceful and technically impressive flute playing."
Rising Gael is truly a talented group of musicians whose roots date back to their early days in 2004, when the band finally saw the light of day from a unique vision to entertain audiences with music that feels traditional, yet dynamic and very much alive. The band's 2008 studio effort, "One More Day" captures the energy of the band, while also revealing the masterful skills and technical nuances of the members in the line-up. Songs such as the title track and opening number, as well as the second track "Toirneach" are a powerful example of how these musicians tip their hat off to the most timeless Celtic folk sonorities, while adding personal themes and lively emotional features to their music.
This is how they connect with the listeners: their songs aren’t plain executions, but genuine interpretations of new and old tracks that find a brand new dimension in the scope of their outstanding work. From the energy of “Journey Man” to the introspective lyrical prowess of “Someday”, Rising Gael knows a thing or two about moving a crowd, in both the physical sense of the expression and on the grounds of the uplifting spiritual impact of their songs.
With a rich and diverse set of talents, instruments and uplifting vocals; Rising Gael's "One More Day" earns 5 Stars from Celtic Radio!
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