The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Musicreviews Shuffle - SIOB­HAN LONG

The perils and tri­umphs of daily life are writ large on this col­lec­tion from two newly paired west Kerry singers, Éilís Kennedy and Pauline Scan­lon. Their name, Lu­miere, and ma­jor la­bel sup­port hint at their po­ten­tial to reach well be­yond a “tra­di­tional mu­sic” au­di­ence – and they just might do that. Kennedy’s un­forced har­mony lines in­ter­twine in­ti­mately with Scan­lon’s more ethe­real tim­bre, with the ease of singers long and well ac­quainted. John Reynolds brings a re­fresh­ing light­ness to the pro­duc­tion, in­fus­ing the of­ten jaded

The West’s Awake with a re­newed vigour (aided by Damien Dempsey’s per­fectly mod­u­lated guest vo­cals) and invit­ing a new per­spec­tive on the dis­tilled sim­plic­ity of Fíll, Fíll A

Rún Ó and Óró Mo Bháidín. Lu­miere’s read­ing of Spencer the

Rover is spell­bind­ing, too.­miere­mu­

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