Brian Houston - Songs From My Father

Published Sunday 19th August 2018
Brian Houston - Songs From My Father
Brian Houston - Songs From My Father

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 170178-26812
LABEL: Brian Houston

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Cross Rhythms are big supporters of the hugely talented Mr Houston though we must confess that this 2016 album made very much for the American market - Brian was living in the USA at the time - is something of an acquired taste. Brian's father was a singer who would occasionally sing in pubs and clubs around Belfast and the songs Brian sings here are largely those sung by his dad. If you like the idea of Irish evergreens like "Whiskey In The Jar", "Molly Malone" and "Irish Rover" sung with bluesy passion, you may care for this release. Personally I found it all a bit disappointing.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. The Battle's O'er [Listen]
2. Weille Waille [Listen]
3. Whisky In The Jar [Listen]
4. Ode To Jenny [Listen]
5. Carrickfergus [Listen]
6. Irish Rover [Listen]
7. Molly Malone [Listen]
8. Black Velvet Band [Listen]
9. Roddy McCorley [Listen]
10. And The Band Played Waltzing Mathilda [Listen]

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