Fire in the blood

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - SIOB­HÁN LONG

will be ac­quainted with that Thomp­son abil­ity to cut to the bone. Here though, it’s Teddy and Linda who wear hearts on sleeve, with Teddy declar­ing: “I am the mid­dle child, the boy with red hair and no smile/Not too se­cure, very un­sure who to be”. Richard’s con­tri­bu­tions are char­ac­ter­isti- what could so eas­ily have been a se­ries of splin­ters is in­stead a com­pelling tête à tête be­tween mu­si­cians and lis­tener. In be­tween, there’s all the hurt, fear and long­ing for peace of mind that can colour fam­ily dy­nam­ics. thomp­son­fam­ilyal­

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