Category Archive: Albums

Mandy Bingham – Bury Me Deep

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Just over fifty years ago, Mandy Bingham’s father released a sixties classic anthem. ‘The Days Of Pearly Spencer’ was released on 6th October 1967. A huge hit in Europe, it is etched in the memories of everyone from that generation and the next. The song got another chance to shine when Marc Almond made it […]

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Robert Plant – Carry Fire

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‘Carry Fire’ is the latest offering from the former Led Zeppelin frontman and continues the musical odyssey that he’s been on since leading what was arguably the most influential rock band in musical history. ‘The May Queen’ and ‘Season’s Song’ are both Celtic sounding acoustic-folk tracks that very much feel like love songs to old pagan […]

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Neil Young – Hitchhiker

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Part of the ongoing archives project, ‘Hitchhiker’ features some of Neil Young’s best-known material in an acoustic demo style. Most of the material has been released on live albums or in different versions over the years but it is the intimacy of this collection that really makes the collection shine. Recorded in 1976, when Young’s […]

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Malojian – Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home

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Arriving just less than a year after ‘This Is Nowhere’, the latest offering from Malojian, ‘Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home’ shows the creativity of Stephen Scullion is showing no signs of slowing down. Initially beginning life as a solo project in association with Northern Ireland Screen, the recordings quickly gathered pace, took on a […]

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Brigid O’Neill – Touchstone

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Brigid O’Neill’s ‘Touchstone’ opens with the interesting stripped back sound of ‘Little Bird’.  Though mainly a vocal track, it’s accompanied by Uilleann pipes in the background. The message of the song is clear and, in this case, is given from the perspective of a parent watching a child grow and finding their own path in life. […]

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Orphan Brigade – Heart Of The Cave

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In November 2015, I reviewed the Orphan Brigade’s first album, ‘Soundtrack To A Ghost Story’. It was exceptional, an enchanting creative cauldron. It gave me chills. But oh my, Orphan Brigade, what sweet sorcery is this!? The follow-up offering surpasses all expectations. Whatever alchemy is at work, they have spun a precious outcome. Fourteen artists […]

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Eleanor McEvoy – The Thomas Moore Project

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Eleanor McEvoy’s fourteenth album took courage. Not many artists would feel confident and comfortable enough in their own skin and abilities to take both the best and lesser known songs of an Irish icon and make them uniquely her own – but that’s what she’s done. She’s a gutsy, feisty type though, determined to make […]

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Na Leanai – Branching Out

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This is the second and first fully developed album from this Co. Down Folk group. It demonstrates significant development by them since their self-titled work of two years ago. Na Leanai is made up of five cousins; Eimear Kane, Sorcha Turnbull, and sisters Ryanne Sands, Fra Sands and Moya Sands. The Sands surname is a […]

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Danny and the Champs – Brilliant Light

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Release Date: 30th June 2017 Label: Loose Records This is the sixth studio album for Danny and the Champions of the World and comes on the back of the highly lauded ‘What Kind Of Love’, which was a critical and fan favourite. ‘Brilliant Light’ continues that rich run of form. Ambitious in scope and size, […]

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The Coronas – Trust the Wire

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Ten years into their career the Coronas have just released their fifth album ‘Trust The Wire’ and show no signs of slowing up. They’ve been on a successful roll for the last few years honing their live skills with major festival appearances and sell out headline concerts across the country and it is somewhat amazing […]

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