OK, I'm going to be blunt here, I cannot stand to listen to Christmas music. Why? Well after working in a restaurant for years from the age of 13 to 18, I had to listen to the damn stuff from October throughout January, so when we hit this time of year I'm always on the lookout for something not only different but something that I can substitute that not only pleases the ear but gives you a wonderful emotional background.
This is why I was more than happy to discover this talented group. Each of the instruments adds another layer of emotion upon the slower tracks making it more an album of the soul than a lot of the mass produced music, it makes up a place within you and is something that you'll want to listen to time and again. Add to this some uplifting numbers that give you a sense of euphoria and it really was an album that I loved listening to.
Add to the mix (from the sound of it) a group that clearly loves what they're doing, highly polished and carefully selected tracks and all round this album is something that I'd advise a lot of people to at the very least check out, plus if they sound as good live as they do on here, that's going to guarantee at least a very good night out.
This album is a must have for anyone who enjoys Celtic music played with enthusiasm and feeling. This talented band have produced an excellent mix of tunes and songs on the album. The music is lively and uplifting although some tracks are somewhat slower and filled with emotion. An excellent buy.
Just seen this band at the village hall in a small village deep in the N Wales mountains and what a memorable night. A superbly entertaining, talented band who obviously enjoyed themselves as much as the audience enjoyed them. This latest album captures that talent, being well written, beautifully performed and produced. May they go far.
A beautiful follow on to OK Pewter. Vocals for the first time which don't disappoint. Forget Mumford and Sons pseudo-folk. If you want some real foot stomping, heartfelt, delicate melodied, thumping bassed folk - if you buy just one folk album this year, make it this one. And if you haven't bought their other albums - do so.