Our Covermount Mix is sent to our Newsletter Subscribers each month and features tracks taken from our Featured Albums of the Month as well as our Artist of the Month, currently Éilís Kennedy. Below is the playlist along with a brief summary and link to the full album reviews.
A pdf copy of liner notes is available here.
time (mm:ss) – Artist – Track
00:00 Luke Daniels – Bullying Well
(from Making Waves)
With ‘Making Waves,’ Luke Daniels bridges the gap between traditional music and its contemporary descendants (ft. John Doyle, Mike McGoldrick and Aidan O’Rourke) and emerges with his reputation as an instrumentalist, a composer and an innovator considerably enhanced. An outstanding album.
03:59 Adaya – Follow Me
(from The Other Side)
On ‘The Other Side,’ Adaya successfully reimagines folk music through the bright window of intelligent songcraft and genuinely experimental arrangements. It is an intensely varied and often mesmerising release from a unique voice.
08:03 Éilís Kennedy – The Flannel Red
‘Westward’ features the finest songs from all over the British Isles and from across the Atlantic. The connections Éilís enjoys with her collaborators have helped her share those songs in a memorable and truly enjoyable setting. An exceptional album from one of Ireland’s finest voices.
Review | Interview
14:44 Neil McSweeney – Danse Macabre
(from Coat Worth Wearing)
Neil McSweeney’s latest offering ‘A Coat Worth Wearing’ is reminiscent of the romantic poets Wordsworth or Shelley, but like Blake, he has a darker side, a rebellious streak and a decisive need to push for positive change. It is a rare songwriter that can combine these elements over the course of an album or even a career. McSweeney often manages to do it in the space of a single song.
19:41 Benjamin Folke Thomas – Finn
Copenhagen fulfils the promise of Benjamin Folke Thomas’s live shows and his two earlier albums. It also represents a bold step forward as a song writer and an important progression as a studio artist. It is, without a doubt, his best album yet.
25:02 Chris Foster – The Faithful Plough
Chris Foster has the uncanny ability to make everything he does appear easy, assembling or arranging songs like an artisan builds a drystone wall. And like drystone walls, Hadelin is sure to stand the test of time. The album features Jim Moray, Jackie Oates, John Kirkpatrick, Jim Causley & more.
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