Metro Santa Cruz
Best of all, they share that name with the tastiest potato concoction on earth.
This is clearly music intended not for a parochial Irish audience but the world (feel free to read North American) market. The sound is full and rich and avoids the cliches of both simplistic folk treatments and the new so called Celtic and Celtic-rock movements. It is centered just right to appeal to audiences of all ages at every level of society.” (Bob MacKenzie, Sound Bytes)
The Celtic Connection
Redlands Herald (CA)
Band leader and vocalist Mick Bolger sprinkled the group's performance with huge dollops of Irish wisdom and deprecating humor. A great storyteller with a flyaway mane of white hair, Bolger introduced many of the band's numbers with background information or jokes. Often his jibes poked good-natured fun at the Irish, Welsh, Scottish or English, eliciting laughter and hoots from audience members.
From toe-tapping dance tunes to plaintive ballads to humorous ditties, the band offered a full range of Celtic music that lifted the spirits and happily heated up an already warm night. From dirge-like minor keys to lilting and cheerful melodic lines, the music expressed the whole gamut of emotions both instrumentally and vocally.