Ballycotton hails from Austria and consists of five members playing
a variety of instruments, such as the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, violin
and bass. This band's music is mostly instrumental but contains
elements of classical, folk and rock music, and even flamenco. Many
of the tracks such as "Calima", "Gnom's Firedance" and the interestingly
titled "Hillibillikiller" are fast and lively, guaranteed to make
you feel like dancing. However, there are also softer, more subdued
and emotionally touching selections, such as "Senor Rossi" and "Monsoon."
With such diversity, this CD offers something for everyone. Ballycotton
has toured Taiwan several times and is building quite a following.
Pick up this CD to find out why.--by Cheryl Robbins