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RODDY ROGERS - NO TIME TO WAIT WAITORDINGS

Given that the last album from Roddy Rogers – A Strange Place – was back in 2006, I would say that the title of this new album suggests the time was right to release another one. Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Roddy has been a stalwart of the Irish music scene over the years through his time with Moondance and the truly excellent Chanter, where he played alongside brother Mal in a super talented lineup performing original and traditional material with great arrangements.

No Time To Wait is simply a great contemporary album.  There is no point in trying to stick a particular narrow label on it because there are Celtic, rock and folk influences throughout, but underpinning it all are great songs performed with conviction and style using a wide variety of

Instruments including Latin and African percussion, bodhran, fiddle, bouzouki and mandola, guitars and keyboards.

 

IRISH POST REVIEW

The album opens with the very catchy Touch the Sky – a driving yet gentle song with an anthem-like chorus that is sure to be a favourite when performed live. It has single written all over it. Towards the Sun is another lovely song while the anti-war Cloth of Gold’s hypnotic beat re-enforces the lyric’s sentiment.

Another standout track is the poignant ballad Avenida Holohan. The late Fr Liam Holohan from Kilkenny, attached to the Mill Hill Fathers, served as a parish priest serving in Chile during the brutal Pinochet regime. Due to his great ministry there standing up to the corrupt government which included being arrested for distributing greeting cards that wished Chileans a new year “without torture” – the people named a street after him – Avenida Holohan. It’s a great song and a fitting tribute to a wonderful man.

No Time To Wait is a terrific album from a gifted songwriter.”

“Time is right for Roddy after a 10-year wait

FEBRUARY 20, 2016

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