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Tim Dennehy - "The Blue Green Door,
Songs of Love, Loss and Longing vol.3"
Sceilig Records SRCD003

The thirteen songs on The Blue Green Door are a fine mixture of the old, the new, the unaccompanied and the accompanied. Some are in Gaelic and some in English, with two poems set to music by Tim and three of his own compositions. In fact many of the songs are of known authorship but not always modern. The sympathetic accompaniment is provided by Gary O'Briain, the CD's producer, on guitars, mandocello, keyboards and harmonica. The other featured musicians are Jesse Smith on viola and fiddle, Liz Johnston - cello, Tommy Keane - whistle and Aine Derrane - backing vocals. Everything is nicely arranged and beautifully performed. Tim's rich, smooth voice has never sounded better and his interpretation of his material is faultless. Tim Dennehy is without doubt one of the finest singers, and writers, in Ireland today.

This is Tim's fourth CD and I think his best to date. I feel sure that his work is well known to readers of The Living Tradition and needs no recommendation from me, even so I would encourage everyone to listen to The Blue Green Door. If you are familiar with the singer you won't be disappointed, if it is the first time you have listened to Tim you are in for a real treat. A superb album. Highly reccommended.

Danny Saunders.

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This album was reviewed in Issue 49 of The Living Tradition magazine.