music 101 | Colm Ó Snodaigh

A copy of Colm Ó Snodaigh‘s album Giving fell into my lap on Friday. I’ve only managed to listen to it once (and a half) so this might not be the fairest judgement delivered on the album. First impressions are worth something though.

Giving is an eclectic mix - it was hard to find a definite thread that runs through all of the tracks apart from Ó Snodaigh’s own vocals which sometimes exude confidence, while at others shy away. The confidence on the album overall is a mixed bag - the songs jump from weakly written, Adieu, to impressive, subtle and haunting tracks like Lechaileach Arís and Is tú mo Ghrá.

The album is far removed from the usual sounds that Kila deliver - which is an interesting move for Ó Snodaigh. It does focus heavily his voice, which comes into it’s own in some of the tracks. Good for a Monday night in with a book and a glass of whatever you’re having yourself.

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2 Responses to “music 101 | Colm Ó Snodaigh”

  1. Ken McGuire
    March 10, 2008 at 8:37 am #

    Oooh… might see if I can dig that one out for the trip over the west this coming weekend, haven’t heard too much about his album offering to date.

  2. david.
    March 10, 2008 at 12:43 pm #

    Recommended for a quiet trip - had another listen last night and am still impressed by most of the tracks.

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