Ceili Rain- Erasers on Pencils
- Wednesday, December 06, 2000
Ceili Rain is a unique band that has their own blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic music. Their CD, Erasers on Pencils, shows this blend in mix of songs that takes you from sheer joy to deep contemplation. It makes you FEEL life, not just live it; experience God, not just believe in Him.
It is not just the musical aspect that achieves this, but the lyrics as well. The songs, in true Celtic fashion, are deeper than first hearing or reading the words can reveal. The song, Jigorous, is a prime example of this. It is a song that, at first, seems to be a frivolent musical piece meant to just make you happy, and then you begin to really hear the words. It is about a mother suffering from an illness that is robbing her of her memory, but not of her ability to love her family and to live with the joy of heaven. It is about loving and caring and enjoying each moment God gives us with those we love.
The main writer for this CD, Bob Halligan Jr, and he touches the soul by being willing to reveal his own soul's struggles and victories. This is particularly obvious in the songs, God Done Good, and the title track from the CD, Erasers on Pencils. He is not afraid to get personal with his lyrics, and this allows you as the listener to "get personal" with the music.
The last track on the CD leaves you with a message that cannot and must not be ignored by anyone. The song , Junkyard, reminds us that we, our souls, hearts and minds, are not junkyards, but Holy Ground. We are the temples of God's Holy Spirit and we need to take care what we allow in that temple.
There is a quote that says "God gave us Music that we might pray without words"
Ceili Rain is evidence of that.
Click here to purchase Ceili Rain's Erasers On Pencils.
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