The Mimi Burns Band shines above and beyond greatness in their latest CD, "Brave Journey". Each individual member of the band is uniquely gifted and talented; and together they create musical magic. Mimi's voice is so powerful, yet delicate, sweet, pure and hauntingly beautiful.
The first track of the CD is "Stone of Scone". This is a song about
the legendary stone that was associated with the crowning of Scottish kings. This stone is also called Stone of Destiny and in Scottish Gaelic it is "Lia Fail". Attached to the stone in ancient
times was allegedly a piece of metal with a prophecy that
Sir Walter Scott translated as,
"Unless the fates be faulty grown
And prophet’s voice be vain
Where’er is found this sacred stone
The Scottish race shall reign."
The stone was taken by the British and moved to England where
it stayed many years. Eventually in 1966 the British government returned the stone to Scotland. Mimi and the band deliver this
song so heroically...it is a very touching song!
There are also a few familiar tracks of The Mimi Burns Band on
this CD, including "Gypsy Dance" and "Netherworld", two of my personal favorites. "Brave Journey" is ten tracks with a bonus
track of incredible music. I suggest you get this fabulous CD and
let The Mimi Burns Band take you on a brave journey...I personally felt as if I were in a land of enchantment as I listened over and
over to these wonderful songs delivered so masterfully!
By: Marcene Bronson
The Celtic Crier