To Drive The Cold Winter Away Revisited

To Drive The Cold Winter Away is Loreena McKennitt's second album after 1985's Elemental. At this point, she has already gathered fervent followers. This was also a period in her career when she was still selling albums from the trunk of her car. She was also basking around Toronto to promote her songs. With a …

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Clannad’s Turas 1980 is Out. Hold your Horses!

When you are a very influential band who bolted out of the musical gates of rural Ireland and eventually created a new musical movement, then unearthing a rare live recording before your mainstream success must be an exciting and bitter-sweet thing. So many years have gone by and loyal fans still cling to the notion …

All Souls by Eamon O’Leary is a Celebration of Simplicity and Clarity

  All Souls: A trip to humanity’s light and darkness. All Souls by Eamon O’Leary is what happens when a crystal clear recording highlights  the beauty of beautiful melodies. The near-minimalist approach is a breath of fresh air, when the current trend of music is mostly about overblown production. His warm baritone voice is suited …

‘AIDAN O’ROURKE – ‘365 VOLUME 1 Brilliant music for quiet spaces

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLVZVJpceqc 365: Volume 1 is a new double album on Reveal Records from one of Scotland’s finest musicians, fiddler and composer and member of LAU,  Aidan O’Rourke. I usually listen to instrumental or folk music after a quiet run. I say quiet because I am an early riser and I love to be out on …

The Gap Of Dreams by Altan Released!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qirgAbh6o2c I was already aware when their new album dropped. But I haven't caught the blogging momentum yet at the time. But things have changed lately. This is HUGE because any Altan release is always worth celebrating and talking about. While most bands in their category have either stopped recording or changed direction musically, they …