“Songs From Before” by Fionnuala Sherry and Other Music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjV6NYVt310 Secret Garden's Fionnuala Sherry stands on her own in Songs from Before That distinctive  John Edward Betts violin from 1790 is Fionnuala Sherry's instrument of choice in both live and studio sessions. And like her choice of instrument, the style of most songs in her album Songs from Before (released in 2011 by  Hearts of Space Records) never …

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Why Music? Why Breathing? The Allison Crowe Band CD!

The powerful voice and intrumental prowess will delight fans and new converts of Allison Crowe's artistic genius.  "Why music? Why breathing?" is a quote I got from the liner notes of the new Allison Crowe and band CD. These questions do reflect her artistry. She got into music at an early age and at 15, …

Feel the warmth of AN IRISH CHRISTMAS BLESSING by Fr Ray Kelly

I am listening to the title track while writing this. It brings back a lot of good feelings. Like when I was in high school and I was a teenager again haunting for good holiday albums in record stores. The classic style represents the 'feel' of the whole album. There is nostalgia and a sense of adventure.

The Lush and Vibrant “The Promise” by Caitlin Grey is Here!

I am enjoying the new album of Caitlin Grey called The Promise. One thing I noticed upon playing this album for the first time is her beautiful and supple voice. It has the ease of a folk singer and the refined muscle of a classically trained vocalist. She uses these influences seamlessly in this new album, consisting …

Ark by Brendan Perry and Mary Fahl’s Gravity(Tentative Album Title)

I spent my late teens listening to World/Medieval/Celtic/Fusion duo Dead Can Dance . I admit it's the voice of Irishman Brendan Perry that really got to me. It's a haunting baritone that reminds you of  quiet walks on a cemetery during a faintly windy night. I  almost own all of Dead Can Dance album (on …