Category Archive: Albums

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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Gareth Dunlop – No. 79

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August 11th will see Gareth Dunlop release his new long player ‘No. 79’. The opening track ‘New Day’ provides a nice laid back introduction to the record and gives the listener a feeling of positivity that flows and ebbs throughout this collection. ‘High Life’ which is co-written with producer Bobby Hamrick is a classic love […]

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The Everyday Sinners – Shakedown

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‘Shakedown’ is the first release from Jack Cade’s collective The Everyday Sinners since 2013’s ‘Lord Of The Empty Manor’. To say it would be an album of the times would be an understatement. The opening salvo of ‘Same Old Ways’ and ‘Belly Full A Fire’ quickly sets the tone for what is, without doubt, a […]

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Heather Lynn Horton – Don’t Mess With Mrs Murphy

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Heather Lynn Horton is a singer, songwriter, fiddle player and one-half of folk rock band The Westies; the other half being her husband Michael McDermott. This album ‘Don’t Mess With Mrs Murphy’ may not result in her name being better known as a solo artist. That is not to say it is a bad record. […]

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The Resonant Rogues – Hands In The Dirt

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‘Hands In The Dirt’ is the second long-player from North Carolina’s The Resonant Rogues. Much like their first offering ‘Here And Gone Again’, the album is full of the vibrant mix of Americana, Gypsy jazz and country blues we’ve come to expect from the band’s songwriting duo of Sparrow and Keith Smith. Opening with the […]

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