Let Me in
Constant Billy's 'Let Me In' is a stunning musical achievement. By turns humorous, poignant, romantic, and rife with merriment, the Celtic treasures of this collection charm and entertain the listener with unforgettable power and musicianship. For many years, my wife and I have followed contemporary ensembles which keep the Celtic musical tradition startlingly alive, and none can match the freshness, vitality, and artistry of Constant Billy. - Larry D. Thomas, Poet Laureate of Texas "Let Me In, the long awaited CD by Constant Billy, that dynamic duo of Bill Galbraith & Emily Standish, is finally here! And worth the wait. 15 great tracks and about 45 minutes of wonderful music. The songs while traditional are not the ones usually seen on Celtic albums. The CD showcases the incredible singing of Emily Standish, a powerful voice that conveys purity, wistfulness and beauty. My personal favorite is 'Calon Lan' (The Shining Heart) which never fails to move me; it is sung in both Welsh and English. Bill's good humor and mellow baritone round out the selections, and now the rest of the world can enjoy their music through this CD.' - SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE Constant Billy is... Emily Standish - vocals, tin whistle, recorder and percussion. After years with Houston Symphony Chorus, and as featured soloist with several theater groups including Revels and Trinity Opera Theater, Emily began singing with smaller ensembles in 1997. Has worked with the popular folk group Furagh Larq and the Early Music a cappella group Voces Dei. A powerful and passionate performer, Emily "sings with a purity of sound that is a joy to hear' and has 'A voice like honey melted into crystal.' Bill Galbraith - vocals, guitars, and bouzouki. Began playing in a rock band at 12, switched to Trad in 1977 as a founder of Freeborn, the first professional Celtic band in Texas. Moved on to the folk-rock band Four Bricks out of Hadrian's Wall and sang doo-wop in Dr. T and the Tuxtones. Later worked with the a cappella band Nobody's Reel. Has performed at festivals and clubs in Britain and America, and has extensive TV and radio credits including appearances on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and live internet performance. "I have listened to your CD many, many times .. I love it! ..Bill's voice and yours make a wonderful combination ... I also enjoy the way you have selected the different tunes .. relaxing, joyful, challenging, funny, easygoing, cool... WELL DONE!"