There Will be Another Day!

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This is an interesting project from Black 47's renaissance man Chris Byrne under the moniker Seanchai. As expected, this album contains everything you'd hope for from Byrne: rap, rock, hip-hop, and traditional music all utilizing his accommodating uilleann pipes and biting lyrics. Joining Byrne is co-producer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Goodsight, who not only offers a reminder of their folk influences with his mandolin and acoustic guitar playing, but also contributes to the urbanization of this recording through his programming abilities. Seanchai's inclusion of Woody Guthrie's "This Land," along with an excerpt from Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely," is representative of the traditional-folk-meets-contemporary-urban synthesis explored on this album. The female vocals are provided by Rachel Fitzgerald, and fiddler Eileen Ivers (of Paddy a Go Go) appears on one track.

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