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“Paris Moon” by Blackmore’s Night

Artist: Blackmore’s Night
Title: “Paris Moon”
Label: SPV Records
Release Date: 11/6/2007
Genre: Renaissance Rock
Rating: 4/5

For just about a decade now Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night have taken their group Blackmore’s Night around the world to play wonderful shows at Concert Halls and Renaissance Fairs much to the delight of their ever growing fan base. The live DVD “Paris Moon” presents them in concert at the famed Olympia Theatre in Paris France during their 2006 appearance where the band was celebrating the latest album in their catalog, the SPV Records release “The Village Lanterne”. This DVD is actually the second such issue in a row from the group but there are some significant differences between the two that make each one something that the viewer can enjoy without finding too much in the way of repetition. The first one was called “Castles And Dreams” and on this we found them appearing at a Renaissance Festival in Germany. The band was performing under the stars in front of an audience that was largely decked out in traditional Ren-Faire garb while “Paris Moon” gives you the chance to see them do their thing in a beautiful theatre indoors. Having viewed both of the DVD’s I was happy to see a theatrical presentation of the band because I had not yet been able to attend a concert myself and felt that this was the next best thing until I can get around to doing so. While one can agree that a live DVD is not as good as actually being at the show you cannot argue about their effectiveness in reaching a larger audience than any one gig affords them to. Like the previous DVD this one does its job commendably and brings the viewer straight to the front row and center stage as the wonders of Blackmore’s Night unfold before their very eyes.
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Enter The Haggis @ The Knitting Factory (4/2/2005)

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Artist: Enter The Haggis
Venue: Knitting Factory – NYC
Opener: n/a
Date: 4-2-2005

When one describes music as Progressive, the term can be used very broadly and very widely. Often the results are something quite interesting. Today I am using Toronto residents “Enter The Haggis” as an example who mix Celtic styles and instruments with Rock music. The end result is a whole lot of fun and the other day when the NY Caledonian Society hosted an event that would tie up at the Knitting Factory the fun continued. The Society was celebrating “Tartan Week” a big festival and appreciation of their Scottish culture and to make it a night worth remembering the organizer brought “Enter The Haggis” down from their native Canada.

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