“I talk about things that have made an impression on me that a lot of people everywhere are going through.” Kacey Musgraves was speaking a(...)

Hot on the heels of the release of their first CD, In Two Minds, in 2014, these two masters of traditional singing are back, in fine form. Dis(...)

The opening track Funeral In My Heart poses the telling – if arguably inane – question “Why do all the good things have to die?” And so fr(...)

There’s a lot going on here – and that’s before you even hear a note. The cover is rich in semiotic detail, while the title appears to re(...)

Ben Reel: 7th | Album Review
  • Music
  • May 29, 2015, 00:00

Calling your new album by its numerical sequence seems to signify either a pompous regard for its importance or, perhaps, a paucity of inspiration.(...)

Gavin Glass’s impressive fourth album of what is now fancifully termed “Eirecana” strikes a reflective, almost melancholic note. The sense(...)

After a lifetime playing in other people’s shadows, notably those of Mary Black and Christy Moore, guitarist-producer Declan Sinnott has found his (...)

If you chance upon a fiddle-carrying Canadian with a pair of flying feet in the coming weeks don’t be alarmed. It’s just April Verch and h(...)

This sprawling behemoth of a double album – 52 tracks in all – begins in an Irish setting, the Roscrae of the title track, before taking fligh(...)

The concept of performative silence is intriguing – that what is left unsaid can mean as much as what is uttered. John Convertino agrees. “We make sur(...)