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SHOW: DEXYS DO IR­ISH AND COUN­TRY SOUL

The Back­story: Dexys Mid­night Run­ners split be­fore head hon­cho Kevin Row­land could record the al­bum of tra­di­tional Ir­ish songs he’d en­vi­sioned. Thirty years later, he did it. The Clincher: Play­ful cov­ers of pop songs such as Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now sit hap­pily with warm, re­spect­ful takes on Ir­ish stan­dards. What They Say: “We’re not try­ing to be Ir­ish, and we haven’t used too many Celtic in­stru­ments on there. It’s our sound.” Kevin Row­land Key Track: Both Sides Now.

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