Herding Cats (album)

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Herding cats
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Studio album by Gaelic Storm
Released September 20, 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Irish folk music
Length 51:58
Label OM Town
Producer John Whelan and Gaelic Storm
Gaelic Storm chronology
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Herding Cats is the second studio album by Gaelic Storm, released in 1999. The band was still riding on their fame from the movie Titanic with this release.

"Drink the Night Away" is a pub sing-along where raising a glass is implored. "Heart of the Ocean" and "She Was the Prize" are original compositions sung by the guitarist. "Heart of the Ocean" is a longing, slow song while "She Was the Prize" is more catchy, while still being slow, but is reminiscent of traditional Irish love songs. "The Ferryman" is the first song by the band to feature a didgeridoo played by the bodhrán player. "After Hours at McGann's", "Breakfast at Lady A's", "The Park East Polkas", "The Devil Went Down to Doolin", "The Broken Promise" and "Titanic Set" are all fast-paced, foot-tapping instrumentals that were inspired by a great deal of drinking according to liner notes. "South Australia" is a return to the typical sailing songs of Irish fame. "Spanish Lady" is a recognizable standard. "The Barnyards of Delgaty" is a Scottish Bothy ballad.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Drink the Night Away"
  2. "The Ferryman"
  3. "South Australia"
  4. "After Hours at McGann's"
  5. "Heart of the Ocean"
  6. "Breakfast at Lady A.'s"
  7. "The Park East Polkas"
  8. "Spanish Lady"
  9. "The Devil Went Down to Doolin"
  10. "The Barnyards of Delgaty"
  11. "The Broken Promise"
  12. "She Was the Prize"
  13. "Titanic Set"