"There's nothing you can do but sit there in wait
Devil's spawn they sprung from Hell,
Kicking down the gate
Blood and guts and whiskey is their intoxicate.."
"Turn me into a fish and let me swim in a jug of this"
Next, "Drinking for Two" keeps the high spirits soaring above the modern miasma, raising the rafters, lifting your own chin and never failing to make you grin at the devilish art that The Langer's Ball are so well known for crafting and delivering to you like an illegal cask of Connemara's finest poitín. I love the way The Langer's Ball can go from bluesy ballads of the dewy-eyed and the heartbroken to the boisterous and rip-roaring rhythms of the pub or the Punk
Right after, The Langer's Ball get in their time machine and take us back to the Roaring Twenties, with Mort Dixon and Harry M. Woods 1927 hit, "I"m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover", taking us back to those Tin Pan Alley days and getting us ready for St. Paddy's carousing. And once again, another Langer's Ball cover that doesn't fail to amaze me. In fact, I think this is the best version of the hit I've heard yet. And if that's not brilliant enough for you, the addition of a superb rendition of 1926 favorite "Bye Bye Blackbird" definitely shall. And with these marvelous covers you are again mesmerized and amazed by the transcendent accordion accomplishments of Hannah Rediske. Fair play indeed.
Concluding a stunning and unrivaled album, The Langer's Ball "Whiskey Outlaws" couldn't have had a better swan song for a true gem than "Pigeon at the Gate", a great tribute to traditional music and Celtic sounds.
Whatever you decide to spend your money on this year, please don't scrimp when it comes to supporting some of the best musicians the world has known, and buy The Langer's Ball "Whiskey Outlaws" if it's the last thing you do.
- Rory Dubhdara, Radio Rebel Gael