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The Dandy Horses – Tales From Hard Luck Town

Whether a folk music aficionado or no, this album is a treat. Not since the greats who began the genre; Peter, Paul & Mary, or The Mamas & The Papas has there been a band that so effectively portrayed the heart of folk music.

A seemingly eclectic collection of tunes there’s quite a difference between the punchy The Path to You, the lilting lament of Starting Over, and the truth-telling themes in Hard Luck Town.

Through the tradition of Celtic storytelling we are taken on a lyrical journey through lust, desire, murder, and prison. These dark subject even still hold rays of light, like a masterpiece painting the tales told through light and shadow, masterful musicianship and impeccable harmonies.

A blend of folk, Irish trad, Americana, with shades of bluegrass using all the tools in their arsenal The Dandy Horses are assuring their continued ascent to folk stardom.

NI Music Editor, Gigging Northern Ireland