Emerald Rose

Emerald Rose

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Folk - Rock | Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
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Southeast Performer Review

Emerald Rose
Sparkles in the Rough

by Shawn Haney
Performer magazine excerpts January 2006

An exuberant, exciting and passionate four-piece blending traditional Celtic music with their own compositions, Emerald Rose delivers a power-packed collection of songs on Archives of Ages to Come. They have been a hit success at many festivals, parties and holidays, and received the honor of performing as the headline act at the Oscar parties for the movies The Two Towers and Return of the King.
Emerald Rose is a quartet continuing the rich legacy of Celtic music, and they are doing so with gusto and style. They have received raves and attention across the southeast, not only for their signature sound, but also for their ability to write songs based on the Celtic genre with the power and impact of their own originality. Their influences range from the Chieftains to Jethro Tull, and they blend their enthusiasm for Celtic rock with the originality of a ?world-fusion? type sound. Their music is both magical and practically executed, as all four of the members sing with great charm and well-placed harmonies.
It?s certainly a pure pleasure and quite refreshing to hear a group of talented musicians with a gift for singing and songcraft. Add the delight of the pennywhistle, Irish pipes, world percussion and gentle guitars and mandolas and you?ve got the complete package: an authentic band celebrating the music of Celtic culture. With five CDs to their credit, their music has moved people at venues big and small across the country, as well as on targeted radio stations, as they continue to build an appreciative fan base. Their latest release Archives of Ages to Come is full of uplifting and emotionally compelling songs that certainly appeal to people of all walks of life. Emerald Rose touches on subjects of culture, history, geography and love and loss. With the addition of the pennywhistle and percussive flourishes, they generate a bright, cohesive sound that fills the room and one?s heart and mind with emotions of joy, hope and celebration, especially as heard in their new material like ?Take Me Down (To Her Water)? and the lush instrumental ?Four Doors to Elfland.?
Well-known for their intelligently conceived, daring and highly energetic live performances, Emerald Rose has made its mark, and the members look forward to a bright road ahead, touring and playing in front of capacity crowds.
Most helpful to this group is their great talent for generating so much original music, with hauntingly beautiful poetic lyrics and the knack for crafting a solid and fluid arrangement. They are tight, close and cohesive as a group, as their latest release represents their roles as musical veterans reaching for the path of musical legends.
Like all bands that are committed to creating music with a purpose,
Emerald Rose?s vision is sharp and clear, and they hope to succeed soon with a wider and more national audience. Apart from their travels in the southeast, they have begun to play in Los Angeles and New York, and their efforts have paid off with their music being aired on various metropolitan radio stations. They are thrilled to be creating some soundtrack work for movies this year, including the documentary Ringers: Lord of the Fans.
They are also eagerly anticipating a trip to Germany where they have been invited to play for the RingCon festival. ?We are booking a trip to take about fifty fans on a tour of Ireland with us next summer,? says Sullivan. The foursome is also looking to expand their travels to Scotland, Britain and Wales, taking along a busload of fans to explore the country and culture. This active interest in the culture and history behind Celtic music is what sets Emerald Rose apart from most novelty bands exploring similar territory. Emerald Rose wants their music to stand as a living part of the past reformatted as a relevant pleasure of the present.