ELEANOR MCEVOY

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Musicreviews - SIOB­HÁN LONG

There’s a slack-limbed qual­ity to this dis­parate col­lec­tion. As a singer-song­writer and vi­o­lin­ist, Eleanor McEvoy has ploughed a fur­row all of her own with four strong solo col­lec­tions, but this “in­de­pen­dent sin­gles” release smacks more of ne­ces­sity than in­ven­tion. Jagged edges sep­a­rate the ef­fer­ves­cent opener (and sin­gle),

Oh Uganda, from the in­ti­mate sen­ti­ment of Make Mine a Small

One, and is light years re­moved from her quirky, side­long cov­ers of Marvin Gaye’s Mercy Mercy Me. For low-at­ten­tion lis­ten­ers in search of three-minute snap­shots of McEvoy’s wide an­gle vis­tas, this col­lec­tion might be a palate tickler, but for any­one in search of the meat on the bone, her back cat­a­logue is far more sub­stan­tial. That said, Suf­fer So

Well is a new-grass humdinger that de­serves top billing all on its own. www.eleanorm­cevoy.com

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