Eilis Kennedy's voice, when paired with songs that suit it, is achingly lovely in a folksy sort of way, plaintive without being sugary. It isn't fair or accurate to compare with others, but if it was then maybe the closest would be some sort of synthesis of Jackie Oates and Niamh Parsons. The tracks on this album match Eilis's voice perfectly. They range from the sad ('Helen of Kirkconnel') through the poignant ('The Parting Song', 'Farewell to Taravathie'), wryly humorous (Dylan's 'Boots of Spanish Leather', 'Go From My Window') to the celebratory ('Beauty Deas an Oilean').
The CD is well produced with excellent musical arrangements, the guitar accompaniment by William Coulter, in particular, is superb.
Some of the songs are in Irish; the CD has lyrics of these translated into English, this helps enormously, though they would sound good anyway!
If you like quiet traditional songs, beautifully sung in an understated way that allows the songs to speak for themselves, then buy this CD