Kyle Carey is back once again with a breezy laid back follow up on her Monongah debut from 2012.  Intricately woven music provided by some household names in the traditional music world underscores her own brand of Gaelic Americana.  Seamus Egan produced the album with Katie McNally, Dirk Powell, Catriona McKay, Natalie Haas and others supplying the layers of instrumental emotion that bring Kyle’s hushed words to life.

The short, heartfelt lines of Casey Jones Whistle Blow with its beautiful interplay of fiddle and banjo show just why Kyle Carey is making such a name for herself as a writer and performer.  Capturing moments in life where emotion and nature intertwine to create memories is not easy.  For Carey this seems to come naturally, as sunlight, sound and the wind that blows off each season brings with it melancholic moments of sadness and love.  For me the key to any song is a melody or phrase that reflects your own life, that you can make your own.  On this Kyle scores again and again.

“Build me a ladder to the northern lights, so I can watch them from the sky” is the refrain from Northern Lights, another gentle melody, more standard in its arrangement, but no less engaging. The simplest of ideas, be it the brightness of a hot June Day ( included below ) or autumnal colours fading to grey provide inspiration. “Looks like it’s short days once again, I can’t fight the Autumn. So I’ll just sit here reminisce, as the light fades low to evening” - from Winter Fever. An outstanding second album imbued with real emotional and melodic observations on life lived and love lost.

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