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Album Review: The Foggy Dew (single)
Brad Jacobsen
Cover image of the album The Foggy Dew (single) by Brad Jacobsen
The Foggy Dew (single)
Brad Jacobsen
2023 / Brad Jacobsen Music
4 minutes
Review by Kathy Parsons
"The Foggy Dew" is the third single to be released from Brad Jacobsen's upcoming solo piano album, Celtic Piano (the release date for the album is October 20, 2023). Although the original song goes back much farther, "The Foggy Dew" became very popular during the Irish Rebellion in 1916 with completely different lyrics (the original was a love song). Brad said he initially chose the song for its title, assuming it was about grieving or loss, which, coincidentally, this newer version is, mourning the lives lost in the Rebellion. It is still one of the most beloved songs in traditional Irish music, and there are at least 150 different recordings of the song (151 with Brad's arrangement!). Although Brad keeps his solo piano arrangement simple, it is very expressive, conveying loss, mourning, sadness and even elements of strength and pride.

"The Foggy Dew" is available from Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes, and streaming sites including Spotify. Sheet music for the piece is also available from Brad's website. He is also making the physical CDs of the full album and spiral-bound songbooks available from his website ahead of the official release date. You can also download both from bradjacobsenmusic.com. All of it is very highly recommended!
September 22, 2023
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Single Release