Rory McCabe

CD Review: Neill Lyons – Skins & Sins
Skins & Sins Lyonsie Records NCLD001
CD Review: Ailie Robertson – First things First
First things First – Lorimer LORRCD1
Cora Smyth (fiddle, low whistle), Breda Smyth (fiddle, whistles, low whistle), Pauline Scanlon (voice), Donogh Hennessy (guitar)Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo17 September 2008It was ten minutes before showtime when I arrived at the Ballina Arts Centre to find...
CD Reviews: Catherine McEvoy
The Home RulerCló Iar-Chonnachta CICD172No matter how open and objective you may try to be, one cannot help but form various pre-judgements when encountering new traditional music recordings. You begin to recognise patterns in production and presentation...
CD Review: Karan Casey – Ships in the Forest
Ships in the Forest / Crow Valley Music CVCD001
Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo27 March 2008While walking around in the rain looking for the Ballina Arts Centre, I began to think that maybe I was in the wrong town. Nobody could give me directions: to Supermacs yes, but an arts centre? My impression was that...
CD Review: Frankie Gavin, Rick Epping and Tim Edey
Jiggin’ the Blues / Greentrax / G2CD7011
On the FlyLoftus Music LM002‘On the fly’ usually denotes hurriedness, a quick-fix in a situation where time is limited. However, this On the Fly does not betray anything of moves made in-flight or constrained by time. On this, the eighth studio...