**** Stem The Tide – News Shopper Review

NOT to be confused with the well known hypnotist of the same name, Scottish folkie Paul McKenna and his enthusiastic cohorts released their first album, Between Two Worlds, to widespread critical acclaim in 2009 and this splendid follow-up set seems likely to enjoy a similar fate.

The contents offer a well judged blend of the archaic and contemporary, illuminated by some fine instrumental work from fiddler Rua MacMillan and flute and whistle specialist Sean Gray.

Dreams of Darien, Bogend Hairst and Tim O’Brien’s John Riley are particularly fine examples of the band’s fresh and innovative sound

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