Most people my age would really rip the mick out of me for liking this band. I wouldn't reccomend it to a friend of my age, but for adults, I would suggest they had a listen. Not my cup of tea, but I really respect them for having a lot of talent. I don't own any of their albums, but my parents do, and they love them, and I don't think that they are that bad either. Not only do they write their own songs, and play their own instruments (which, in it's own right puts them above any girl/boys bands in my eyes) but they have a variety of instruments and are from Scotland. Scotland is great! Anyway, the reason that I am writing this is because of Ireland. Hmmmm, you think I have gone mad, but I am going to tell you a little story... Every so often Europe hold a little competition for music. Every country in Europe enters a song and tries to win. Now, the United Kingdom has won at least twice, but the nasty (sorry, you are lovely really) Ireland keep winning. One day 'Smerin' (me) came along and thought she would see why Ireland keep winning. No, it wasn't because Ireland had a magic wizard or that they had fixed the contest, it was because of the type of music they entered. I have noticed that the UK tend to enter modern chart music, and I don't really see why. Ireland enter original Irish folky music, and they win. Here in the uk, we don't just consist of England, but Wales and Scotland too. If we entered Cappercaille, or a band similar we would have a better chance of winning. Especially as they are a good and talented band who play their own instrument, and, believe it or not, CAN perform live! That is way more than I can say for chart music these days. The end.