Songs You May Have Missed #617

Tir Na Nog: “The Gangway” (2017)

The warm, faintly antique-sounding folk sound of Sonny Condell and Leo O’Kelly is intact on 2017’s The Dark Dance LP, as if it hadn’t been forty-four years since their last album (1973’s Strong in the Sun, commemorated on a page linked below).

Over their brief, three-record major label stint, they evolved somewhat from the pure acoustic sound heard here to more of a full-fledged rock band configuration, albeit one fronted by two guys wielding acoustic guitars. But their songs seemed most comfortable in the most rustic of settings: mostly acoustic with spare ornamentation to distract or detract from the haunting melodies and the spell of two voices intertwining harmonies.

Timeless stuff.

See also: 

https://edcyphers.com/2013/04/21/songs-you-may-have-missed-395/

See also:

https://edcyphers.com/2012/11/27/recommended-albums-30/

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