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ERIN - 51 minutes of pure, heartfelt magic from KAMA Male Artist Of The Year recipient.
The latest album from Irish native Brendan Loughrey features 13 wonderfully refreshing original songs. His distinctively powerful vocals, unique lyrics and utterly instinctive guitar work have yet again combined to raise the bar. Erin is easily Loughrey's finest original work to date, and is very simply an album that must be included in each and every Irish/Celtic music collection. With Bart Cason on Percussion, John Lardinois on Violin, Adam Gueth on Bass and Leo Butler on Bagpipes/Whistle, these songs are emotive, honest, heartfelt and memorable. Loughrey's un-nerving ability to convey the meaning of a song to the listener is not something which can be taught. The stunning "Pack Your Bags" is an absolute monster of a tune, the opening track "Tiocfaidh ár lá" (phonetic, "Chucky Are-Laa") (translates as - "Our Day WIll Come") was chosen as the theme tune to the Gold Award Winning (Dublin & California) short-feature film "Doherty" from Alone Wolf Pictures. (Trailer on your left <<<). Others worth mentioning are the the heart-wrenching "Another Year" written for his younger brother Barry and the vitriolic "Jack". "Tattooed On My Tears" is a magnificent track and the final song "Old Ireland" ends the album on a gloriously positive and upbeat note. From start to finish there is truly not a solitary weak song on this entire record. Loughrey's fearless writing leaves the listener in no doubt as to his love and loyality for his Ireland and I must mention the haunting "Most Days", a daring song addressing childhood sexual abuse survival. Not many albums appear on the shelves these days that actually have something to say Ladies & Gentlemen, but Erin does, there is a lot to be heard and learned from this record and I'd highly recommend that you pick up a copy today. Simply a wonderful new original work from Brendan Loughrey, ERIN.
Review by James Riordan, author of the N.Y. Times Bestseller,
Break on Through: The Life & Death of Jim Morrison.
"Man, that skinny little white boy sure can sing"... Chuck Berry
"Keep up the great work Brendan"... Brian Warfield (The Wolfe Tones)
"God Bless you Brendan"... Smokey Robinson