Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Here Hangs a Tale: The Modena City Ramblers and "La Fola Dal Magalas"

Irish-Italian? Italian-Irish? La Fola Dal Magalas is by the Modena City Ramblers. Started as a hobby in 1991 by a group of friends that wanted to play Irish music together, the Modena City Ramblers (or MCR) is an Italian folk band heavily influenced by Celtic themes and is often classified as folk rock. A band with an open lineup, they have had several people leave and return sporadically. They are outspoken in their left wing politics, and their lyrics often speak out against the Mafia and fascism. They have released 14 albums and 5 EPs. La Fola Dal Magalas is from their second album, 1996's La Grande Famiglia.