Bohola 4

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The fourth album from the highly rated Irish-American band finds them in sparkling form. In Jimmy Keane they have a powerhouse of an accordionist and leader, who can guide them through both songs and tune sets, like the epic "Queen of the Fairies," which runs over 13 minutes. But he's far from being the only weapon in their arsenal. Sean Cleland is an adroit and sometimes inspired fiddler, Pat Broaders is remarkable on bass bouzouki, and Kat Eggleston continues to grow as a singer, as on "All on the Mountains High" and her version of "How Will I Ever Be Simple Again." Above all, there's a feeling of energy about the band, an energy that never flags. That's helped by the very live feel of the recording, marking Bohola as not just a band that's up and coming, but one that's definitely arrived.

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