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My Son Ted add Celtic spirit to Lethbridge Folk Club

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 The Lethbridge Folk Club welcomed Calgary Celtic-folk band Calgary Celtic band My Son Ted,  formerly known as Tir na n’Og to the Lethbridge College Cave, Saturday, Nov. 26. The six-piece band played a variety of original and traditional Celtic - folk songs.


My Son Ted playing the Lethbridge College Cave For the Lethbridge Folk Club, Nov. 26. Photo by Richard Amery

The sextet had a small but enraptured audience sitting on the edges of their seats with sprightly pipe solos and beautiful vocal harmonies.


 They played a few originals in the last part of the show that I caught but mostly Celticized popular covers of classics like Pink Floyd‘s “Wish You Were Here” and Simon and Garfunkels’ “ Cecilia” which showcased their vocal harmonies and some fine fiddle playing. 


They also showed off multi-part vocal harmonies on a revamped version of Hank Williams’ “ I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”


 They explained their band name, saying they borrowed it from a Bruce Springsteen song “Mrs. McGrath,” which they played.


They wound up their show with a solid original suitably  called “ Where the End Begins,” written by their piper and acoustic guitarist in 2013.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 November 2022 16:16 )  
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