JOIN ME IN THE PINES

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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - LAU­REN MURPHY

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Bell X1 gui­tarist David Ger­aghty’s third solo al­bum sees him op­er­at­ing un­der a band name for the first time, but the cut of the Kil­dare man’s jib re­mains lowkey and laid-back. There is much to ad­mire here, from the soft ac­cor­dion wheeze of open­ing track Mez­za­nine through to the tum­bling folk-pop of Joy Is a Lion and the som­bre slow-drip of

Golden Guilt. Ger­aghty’s soul­ful voice is suited to the mainly acous­tic frame­work of this col­lec­tion. But apart from the grum­ble and mur­mur of In the Groove and the bluesy stomp of

Man With a Mis­sion, there is a dan­ger of th­ese gen­tle tracks pass­ing the lis­tener by. That would be a shame: given time and pa­tience, th­ese swoon­some songs ex­hibit what a good writer Ger­aghty is. join­meinthep­ines.com

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