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Offline Wildabeast

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Great Big Sea
« on: August 02, 2008, 10:01:54 PM »
Has anyone seen this band from Newfoundland live?  I've caught onto them the past couple of years and they're coming to the West Coast in early October.  My wife & I will be getting tickets to see them at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts.

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008, 08:58:16 AM »
I've not seen them live, but I've seen the show on our local PBS channel and have one of their CDs.  I'm sure a live show would be incredible!  Enjoy!
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008, 08:09:19 AM »
I'm going to see them next month in Indianapolis. I'm soooo excited!  ;D

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008, 09:50:55 AM »
I saw them years ago - they do a good show.  I think it would be worth it. 

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Re: Great Big Sea
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 10:50:27 PM »
Swa them last summer in St. Paul.  A really fun band (I've got most of their CD's) and they just released a new CD

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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008, 02:50:26 PM »
I've seen them 3 times and plan to see them again next month. I love them!! They are my most favorite band. They are hilarious on stage. In fact, I saw two shows a week from each other and they were completely different! They love to perform and they love to perform with each other and for their fans.
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Re: Great Big Sea
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008, 12:59:27 PM »
If you haven't already, you should pick up their CD, "Road Rage", it was recorded live. (I usually hate "live" cds) But they really feed off the crowd, and the energy they give off is amazing.  And most of the songs on this one, are very faire-ish and pub-ish :)

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2008, 01:03:36 PM »
I have a ton of their music. Would Love to see them in person some day.

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2008, 10:26:22 PM »
I've seen them three times.  Once at an Irish Festival, where I became an instant fan.  The second time at an all-ages club with my kids, the whole family likes them.  And just a few weeks ago they played at one of the great old restored theaters in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

They are great high-energy, and high talent, too.  They're a great mix of traditional musicians and serious rockers.  I can't say enough about them.  See them any way you can.  Some of their CD's come with DVDs.  Two of their live CDs have DVDs of the concerts.  Their CD The Hard and the Easy comes with a DVD of them just sitting on the back porch, or the living room, singing traditional songs.  It's all good stuff.

Lady Caroline, if you liked Road Rage you should get Courage & Patience & Grit.  It's an even better live performance, and the DVD comes with the extended concert (several extra songs).
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Re: Great Big Sea
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2011, 11:18:19 PM »
A bit of an update for GBS.  They released a new CD this year called "Safe Upon the Shore" this year.  Alan also got to play the part of Alan A'Dayle in the Russell Crowe's Robin Hood movie.  Sean has a free MP3 Christmas Song for download on the website.  Great song but I don't know how long it will be up on the main webpage.  Tour dates for Safe Upon the Shore are on the website.

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Re: Great Big Sea
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2011, 07:21:01 PM »
this thread made us pull an old great big sea dvd off the shelf.  What excellent fun.   


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