Eden's Bridge

Celtic Journeys

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Celtic musical traditions meet contemporary topics in Celtic Journeys, the 2000 release of Eden's Bridge. A quintet of musicians with "real-life" day jobs in a strange range of professions, including a psychologist for the criminally insane, the group successfully blends the Old World Celtic sound with some modern pop/rock sounds appropriate for the lyrics. "Fair Weather Friend" is the third track and addresses the disappointment of having a friend who takes off when times get rough: "When I'm down you're always missing/When I'm fine you take your share/When things go bad you're best forgotten/I could think that you don't care." The seventh track, "Catching the Breeze," reminds the listener to put all the worldly concerns of a job behind them and step outside: "Leave the lights of the city/For the light in the skies/You can draw back the veil/Of the sunlight in your eyes." The 12th and final track is a study in the contrast of the easy faith of a child versus the reluctant faith of an adult: "O little Heaven inside me, let me speak your name/O little Heaven beside me, come to heal my pain/For I won't forget, and you won't regret giving me your name/So why is your name so hard to find?/So hard to reach?/Why can't I say?/When it's so easy children can form it/Locked somewhere inside me it remains." A good album from a group that's proven to be a reliably good listen.

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