From their website:
A brother and two sisters- from Lafayette, Louisiana who deliver the spirit of their Cajun and Irish roots with heart, wit, flair and confidence through some of the sweetest harmonies and most electrifying sounds you'll ever hear.
It's all true. Ca C'est Bon is delighting my ears and feet right now (along with Lily Mae and Marianne and The Waltz of St. Cecilia...), but earlier, we were all enjoying the beautiful harmonies of their Sacred Song Collection. The Tantum Ergo will make you cry while the hauntingly beautiful Salve Regina calms your soul. And just when I thought I had their style figured out, the smooth Spanish style of Muerto Para El Mundo pleasantly surprised me. But my favorite is Be Thou My Vision which draws you in with the evocative strains of the first verse sung in the original Old Irish written by St. Dallan Forghaill sometime in the 6th century.
The liner notes to Ca C'est Bon were written by the father (of
I also thought about expounding on the theory that our Cajun culture is in danger of being extinguished by the modern attack of those who would reduce it to food and song, attempting to kill its soul- the Catholic faith of our ancestors that compelled them to preserve their way of life even when the cost was dear.
Mr. Rees, your family is doing a beautiful job of following in their ancestors' toe-tapping footsteps of Faith. Thank you for sharing them with us! I'm pretty sure my girls want to learn French now.
*I was not compensated for this review in any way. I ordered these two CD's on my own after seeing a link to them on Aquinas and More and am delighted to tell you how much we are enjoying them!