The mix of Celtic and World music on their release Alignment is a heady stew of originals and traditional tunes moving from Irish drinking songs to intricate Moroccan rhythms. The music is intoxicating as it drifts from Pogues like kickers to Led Zeppelin mysticism. Bob Silvestri bestofwny.com Stone Row are a contemporary Celtic five-piece from Buffalo, New York who approach the old world spirit of these songs with new world savvy, adding progressive and global elements to their interpretations of the classics and drawing from the ancient mystique to create new standards of their own composition. Their debut album, Alignment, synchs up all the right elements; soaring vocals, rhythmic percussion and expressive licks of fiddle, accordion and guitars. The mystery is preserved while Stone Row makes it accessible to all. Cal Koat worldbeatcanada.com.