Woodpigeon – A Moment's Peace for Mary Christa O'Keefe

Wouldn’t say I’m one for quiet albums, partly because I don’t think I have the patience to track down interesting noise behind the hush. Then there are quiet(ish) albums like Woodpigeon’s ‘Treasure Library Canada’ that I persist with and bit-by-bit I am entranced. This is no mean feat given that the LP’s 14 tracks almost breach the hour mark (oh I am such a shuffler I know). What Woodpigeon do though is pretty special, their acoustic dramas are frequently given orchestral backdrops so as you melt to Mark Hamilton’s (he spent time in Edinburgh so has a song called ‘The Hamilton Academicals’) sweet vocals an uplifting tranche of strings mop up what is left of your world-weary senses. ‘A Moment’s Peace For Mary Christa O’Keefe’ even sees fit to include some of the most brilliant banjo parts you’ll hear all year. This is heart wrenchingly beautiful stuff. Woodpigeon play a couple of dates around Ireland in May. Pretty much unmissable is what I say. KD

Woodpigeon – A Moment’s Peace for Mary Christa O’Keefe

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Year: 2009

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  1. April 2, 2009

    This is really nice. A little Sufjan-ish, but that’s not a bad thing at all. Quite the contrary in fact.

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