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Song of the week : Great Big Sea

Last night I walked my dogs, like I do every evening. It was marvelous weather! the day before it had been warm, bright and sunny but last night it was foggy, cold and looked as if it were going to rain…my favorite weather! While walking the pups I was thinking about which song I would choose for the week and I decided to pick a song by “Great Big Sea”.

I found this band after seeing “Robin Hood” for the first time (the new one). After seeing the movie I came home and looked up the actors that starred in the movie, something I do all the time. I found out that Alan A’Dayle was played by Alan Doyle, the lead singer in a group called “Great Big Sea” and a friend of Russell Crowe. I decided to check out the band since they were folk rock..and I loved them!

Alan Doyle in "Robin Hood"

The band covers traditional Newfoundland folk songs and also writes their own music.

I chose the song titled ‘Recruiting Sergeant”  because it fit last nights weather beautifully and I wanted the song I chose to do so. This song is amazing! it’s so lively it makes me want to buy a boat, go to the beach and go sail somewhere :). The lyrics are also very meaningful which is awesome, the song is about WWI. The instruments used in this band are awesome! The accordion, drums, bass, the bouzouki, banjo and the mandolin! it’s a list of awesomeness! So here it is..the song of the week.

I hope you all end up loving this band as much as I do.

Have an amazing rest of the week!! 🙂

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4 responses

  1. never heard of them before, but really liked the song.

    March 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm

  2. Bear

    If you want to see Great Big Sea at their best, get the “Great Big DVD and CD,” a CD and DVD of them in concert in 2002. We play them over and over.

    March 16, 2011 at 11:55 pm

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