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28 people found this helpful
on 20 October 2002
So here she comes, yet again with something fresh and different. Sinéad has to be one of the most versatile artists around, having collaborated with so many others, and taking her own music to new heights.
"Sean Nos Nua" (meaning literally "new old style") outlines that fact that this album, although essentially being covers of traditional Irish songs, is new. Sinéad's outstandingly expressive voice is in fine form throughout this album. From the she-warrior that is 'Oro Se do Beatha Bhaile' to the lamenting whisper evident in 'Peggy Gordon'. There are songs on this album that you'd never thought could be transformed and interpreted as Sinéad has done. I actually shiver to the sound of "cockles and mussels/ alive, alive-o"! And hearing how the girls of Belfast city are pretty no longer causes me to cringe, but to get up and dance.
What more can I say? Sinéad, you never cease to amaze me! :oD