The closer we get to Seraphina‘s release date, the more reviews are popping up all over the internet. They’re like pea shoots, curling out of the soil. There are actually more than I can easily link to anymore.
I will link to some of my favourites, I promise, but today I’d like to hare off in a different direction for a bit. Surely it gets tedious to hear about me all the time? Right?
So okay, last fall my favourite Irish singer… no, no, why qualify that? My favourite singer period, the inimitable Iarla Ó Lionáird, put out a new album called Foxlight. For some reason it took us an absurdly long time to obtain it, but now we have and I’m finding it delightful. It contains more of his own compositions and less traditional sean-nós than his previous albums, but that’s all right with me. I love sean-nós, but he brings that sensibility with him no matter what he does. My husband is a bit disappointed that some of the songs are as Béarla (in English), and I agree that I prefer hearing him sing in Irish. But. Even in English, I love that voice.
Here’s a short video I found about the making of Foxlight:
And here’s one of the songs (in Irish):
Goats! Singing! What else could you possibly want?
All right, back to the usual tomorrow.