Albums 2013 | Lumiere – My Dearest Dear

A look at albums we have written about in 2013 – here’s Lumiere and their 2013 album ‘My Dearest Dear’  taken from Irish Music Magazine.



My Dearest Dear

10 Tracks, 40 Minutes

It’s all about the authenticity of the song and the emotional context of delivery with the latest from the West Kerry duo who have established themselves as the tour de force of the Kerry creative. Éilís Kennedy and Pauline Scanlon found a magical formula with their exquisite blend of vocal and have taken the best of that formula and poured it into ten tracks of seamless quality in My Dearest Dear.
There is strength of certainty in the ladies delivery of each stunning song that gives rise to the fact that they know what works best in using their voices to enhance the core of each narrative and The Wind that Shakes the Barley portrays this perfectly. The songs within the album have been shaped and treated with the Lumiere touch; that of a respect and understanding of what the song is about whether it be the historical significance of Ye Jacobites or the more contemporary Vega classic The Queen and the Soldier. The collaboration with Sinead O’Connor on Who Knows Where the Time Goes is a touch of genius as the three dimensional effect produces an ethereal, breathy sound that strikingly resonates.
My Dearest Dear is an expression of creativity within song that confirms Lumiere has taken their talent to the next level. A captivating listen.
Eileen McCabe