Tuesday, 23 August 2011

100 ACRES OF SYCAMORE.




Wow, can you believe it? I'm actually updating my blog mid-week! I'm here to give you a taste of another of my favourite musicians.



Fionn Regan is another folksy singer-songwriter with a place in my heart. Probably in the top left hand corner of my right atrium. I've been in love with his music ever since I heard the delectable Penny in the Slot (above), from his debut album The End of History. It's definitely worth repetitive listenings. The lyrics, soft-spoken melodies and delicate guitar come together to make something really magical.



His second album for me, was a bit of a surpise, with Dylan-esque electric stylings. It was a huge departure from The End of History, and while some reviews found it a step in the wrong direction, I enjoyed it! I like to hear when artists take new directions, particularly when they are as skilled as Regan is in crafting earthy, folk music. The album is harder to fall in love with than his debut, but after a few plays the choppy chords will have you humming along.

A week or so ago, Regan released his third album, 100 Acres of Sycamore, and it is really what has got me wanting to share him here. He's returned to his roots and produced another stunning collection of songs in the same vein as The End of History. I'm loving it a lot already and I've only listened to it a few times, so I'd strongly recommend it to old and new fans alike. Listen out in particular for the romantic For a Nightingale and  for Sow Mare Bitch Vixen. I've not been able to source any of his new album for this post, but check out the iTunes page in the link above (or his Facebook page) for some previews!




(Photos by me from his gig in the Empire from last spring)

In other news, Mr. Sally and I snapped some pictures this evening, and I got a new cookbook, so expect more from me this week!

love, Jessica

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