Archive: 2004 – Planxty Live At Vicar St. Dublin Reviews

Micheál Martin should bottle and dispense Planxty: with curative properties that should tackle every ailment from ingrown toenails to cancer. Endorphins were flowing so fervently across the entire audience last Friday in Vicar St that we levitated rather than ambled towards the exits. There was an air of expectation hanging over the crowd beforehand that… Read More Archive: 2004 – Planxty Live At Vicar St. Dublin Reviews

Archive: Review – Compendium – The Best of Patrick Street

Green Linnet GLCD 1207; 65 minutes; 2000 Distilling the essence of Patrick Street into one album would deter most compilers, but that’s the task the band’s Ged Foley faced with Compendium: The Best of Patrick Street (Green Linnet GLCD 1207). Patrick Street have always combined a subtle blend of musical diversity and tradition, while its… Read More Archive: Review – Compendium – The Best of Patrick Street

Archive: 2005 – The Legend of Sweeney’s Men Anthology Reviews

 Castle Music CMDDD932; 2 CDs; 139 minutes; 2004 Was Sweeney’s Men a groundbreaking group, as some claim, or, in hindsight, just a band whose curiosity value lies in its introduction of the bouzouki to Irish music? Well, this double album collection offers plenty of opportunity to explore the possibilities. There were actually several versions of… Read More Archive: 2005 – The Legend of Sweeney’s Men Anthology Reviews