Out on 22 November 2019 !
In the spirit of the traveling troubadour Fintan writes and sings songs and accompanies himself on the guitar, the Irish-cittern and harmonica.
Three years after his critically acclaimed debut Wait Till The Clouds Roll By, Fintan McHugh’s long awaited second album titled Stardust And Bone will be released on 22. November 2019. Stardust And Bone is an album of original songs by Fintan which shows him in a more personal and independent light.
As Wait Till The Clouds Roll By, Stardust And Bone remains true to an acoustic intimacy and poise. Fintan’s songwriting skills are paved with his unique vocal style and his characteristic guitar playing to form an outstanding album of eleven songs to stir the heart and soul.
The imagery invoked by Stardust And Bone opens up a field of tension in which the earthly stands against the cosmic, the human body against the stars as they smoulder and die leaving only their dust trails as evidence of their existence.
Stardust And Bone invites the listener to dream and long for more from this uniquely talented artist. Fintan is an extraordinary musician and singer. He’s one to look out for!
”Wait Till The Clouds Roll By reveals a major new Irish folk talent. ...a sparse yet complex, raw yet elegant debut. For an opening move in a solo career for Fintan McHugh none could be better and more illuminating than Wait till the Clouds Roll By.”
The album was sensitively recorded and produced by the great uilleann piper Joe McKenna. Reminiscent of records from the 60‘s and 70‘s the sound is raw and fresh. The recording of single takes without overdubs allowed each song to be captured in its unique moment in time, creating a vibrant atmosphere.
“...alive and dangerous feel to the album...”
”... he channels the spirit of Andy Irvine in his cittern and harmonica work”…
IRISH MUSIC MAGAZINE - Seàn Laffey
“..an unusually compelling vocal style… sounding fresh, personalised and distinctive which often stems from deeply traditional sean-nós. .”
“... each gripping syllable retaining a knife-edged excitement...”
”... a treasurabley intense a cappella version of A Stór Mo Chroí ...”
LIVING TRADITION - David Kidman
“...Fintan McHugh’s voice rings with clarity and integrity throughout...”
“...an emerging writer with a readiness to report back from the darkness..."
fROOTS - Steve Hunt
“His own songs come across as attractively as the traditional ones.”
FOLKWORLD - Michael Moll