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Cairde na Gael: Irish Friends

Straight outta of Arnie’s Irish Bar in downtown Tulsa (and friends of the mighty Larkin) comes Cairde na Gael with ‘Irish Friends’, their first release (I think?). ‘Irish Friends’ is a collection of traditional Irish folk ballads, jigs and reels – very much in the tradition of The Dubliners and Clancy’s with just a touch of Okie music – ‘Okie Irish’ they call it. In addition to the Okie, the female lead vocals of Kelly Lamb on about 5 of the tracks really sets the band apart and it’s a great offset to the ol’geezer sound of the rest of the band.