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Album of the Week: ‘Alone’ by Eleanor McEvoy

The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 6 October is the new release from Eleanor McEvoy with her new album called Alone.

As defined in it’s title, ‘Alone’ is an album of Eleanor and her songs through the medium of a single voice and a single instrument.  Eleven songs written by her and a take on P.F. Sloan’s ‘Eve Of Destruction’.

Says Eleanor: “There was a time once when I was stranded in a long gap between dates when a tour, on which I was the guest, had gone pear shaped. With time to kill, I headed for the peace of The Grange, a studio tucked away in the Norfolk countryside, that I knew from an earlier session. In the converted barn, alone except for Dave the engineer I stepped up to the microphone and sang my songs. My state of mind wasn’t the brightest, but there was a certain something about being in a good studio with no agenda, no deadline, no A&R pressure, it just came out.”

What came out are some very haunting performances, up close, personal, yet timeless. This is Eleanor in a most intimate setting, running through the journey of her writing and singing career. The collection includes ‘Sophie’, ‘A Woman’s Heart’ and ‘You’ll Hear Better Songs (Than This)’

Eleanor McEvoy is in conversation with Alex Jenkins on this week’s Album of the Week.  Saturday 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday at 6.00pm plus: Catch-Up anytime.

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