Live At the Cactus Cafe: Cat Songs and Celtic Music

The “Weird Al” of Irish music returns with a live version of his top-selling CDs “Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers”.

Combine Cats and Celts and you have Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, a CD for the wonderfully demented kitty cat fantastic. Listen to music you’ve heard on St. Patrick’s Day or by The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers, The Wolfe Tones, and The Irish Rovers. Then laugh as all your favorite Irish Drinking Songs are rewritten with lyrics about cats. Your love of Celtic music will never be the same!

“Live at the Cactus Cafe: Celtic Music and Cat Songs” is a live CD recorded for the CD release of The Dubliners’ Tabby Cats second CD of cat parodies, “Whiskers in the Jar”. It features Marc Gunn performing some of his favorite cat songs with Cedric the Fiddler and Michelle Hedden.

But that’s not all. You will also hear Marc embrace his Celtic roots with a nice mix of Celtic and folk songs. Plus, Cedric of the Bedlam Bards takes the lead on a couple songs turning it into an all out live musical experience unlike anything you’ve heard before.

Track listing:

1. Intro
2. Catnipped Kitty (Gunn)
3. Jasper Tabby Kitty Cat-y (Gunn)
4. Danny Boy (Gunn)
5. Beer, Beer, Beer (Trad.)
6. Intro to The Sparrow
7. The Sparrow (Trad., trans by Hans Flentge)
8. Lord of the Pounce (Gunn)
9. River’s Jig (Trad.)
10. When Kitty Eyes Are Smiling (Gunn)
11. Roll the Old Cat Chariot Along (Trad.)
12. Old Dun Cow (Trad.)
13. Intro to Kaylee and Firefly, the TV Show
14. Kaylee (Hazlerig)
15. Kitty Martin (Lynn McKinney)
16. The Bridge (Gunn)
17. Johnny Jump Up (Trad.)

The Dubliners’ Tabby Cats are Marc Gunn (autoharp, vocals), James “Cedric” Hazlerig (fiddle, mandola, vocals), and Michelle Hedden (bodhran). Recorded live at the CD release of “Whiskers in the Jar” as a benefit for Thundering Paws, an animal sanctuary in Austin, TX. Thanks to everyone who has turned Irish drinkings for cat lovers into its own mewsical genre.

Photos by Mark Scott. Graphic design by James McDaniel II, www.celtophilia.com
Mage Records, PO Box 4396, Austin, TX 78765, www.celticmusic.org

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