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From: Canada

Genre:
Folk, Celtic, Folk

Big Fog consists of a wide array of talents. Our inspiration and front-man Sean King hails from Limerick, Ireland, and immigrated to Canada to work the mines in Greenland and Northern Ontario before finally moving to Toronto. Also included in the musical roster is veteran Toronto rocker Dave ‘Sonic’ Hamilton playing bass and electric guitar on the album and Michael F. Dent adding his unique brand of folk-inspired singing and acoustic picking. Brian Morgan brings a dynamic flare on the fiddle, Rory Sinclair blows out classic Celtic bagpipe reels, and Terry Campbell is a solid percussionist to back them all up.


Their self-released first CD, “Midnight Sun”, consists of 12 tracks, including seven compelling original tunes musically inspired by Celtic lands and tunes. Of the originals, the most dynamic of the tracks is the first cut, “The Limerick Man”, which is a biographical story of a man’s journey to a new life and home from his roots in Ireland, and set to a modern cross between Celtic and western sounds reminiscent of a Quentin Tarantino film score.


Other notable tracks include a beautiful, no-nonsense cover of Ron Hynes’ “Sonny’s Dream”, rousing versions of classic bar songs like “Whiskey In The Jar” and “Shady Grove”, an original, somber, anti-war song in “Live By The Gun”, and an original solo bagpipe tune called “Meditation”.