London
24°
clear sky
humidity: 36%
wind: 4m/s ESE
H 25 • L 15
Weather from OpenWeatherMap


Entertainment | music | Reviews

Album review: Winter Mountain – Winter Mountain

Winter Mountain is out on Charcoal Records

Winter Mountain
(Charcoal Records)

★★★★ (out of five)

NOT content with just using the label for Cara Dillon releases, Charcoal Records have also issued a smashing debut CD by singer-songwriting duo Winter Mountain.

More Reviews:

The pair, Marty Smith from Donegal and JR ‘Joe’ Francis from Cornwall, met for the first time at Chicago’s Union Station as they were both intent on travelling to Memphis, TN.

Discovering their mutual love of vocal harmonies led to them winning a Battle of the Bands competition in the North of Ireland, giving them two days in a Derry recording studio which in turn led to a support slot opening for Cara Dillon.

Cara and husband/producer Sam Lakeman immediately signed them to Charcoal Records with Sam assembling an impressive bunch of musicians, recording and producing their debut album in several different studios.

The album is beautifully produced. The vocals are crystal clear with perfect harmonies and the opening track Shed A Little Light sets the tone.

Winter Mountain is the singer-songwriting duo’s debut album

While they both have nice individual voices, it’s really the sum of the two parts when the harmonies kick in that is their strength, along with the quality of their songs.

Is it folk or pop/folk? Who cares really because it’s a terrific, classy debut album full of strong material delivered with style and, of course, those brilliant harmonies that make this duo special.

I will be amazed if they don’t go on to become a major act and a big festival attraction. Winter Mountain is out now.

Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Irish Post
ABOUT 

The Irish Post is the biggest-selling weekly newspaper for the Irish in Britain and the voice of the Irish community since 1970. Follow the Irish Post on Twitter @theirishpost

Welcome to Irish post

Please share your email address to view the article

One comment on “Album review: Winter Mountain – Winter Mountain”

  1. Mary McGonagle Johnson.

    Love your review on Winter mountain. These two deserve to go far.!!

    Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About us

The Irish Post is the biggest selling national newspaper to the Irish in Britain.

Irishpost.co.uk delivers all the latest Irish news to our online audience around the globe.

Contact Editorial

Editorial: editor@irishpost.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8900 4193

Advertise

Advertising: advertising@irishpost.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8900 4137

Subscribe

Irish Post