You certainly remember my blog post regarding the ‘Wilde Shamrock Touring Theatre’. Irish musician Fia Rua was one of the awesome artists. I seized the opportunity to buy Fia Rua’s 3rd album.
About the artist
Fia Rua (Eoghan Burke) had his first gig in 1999, started acting on stage and screen in 2010. He was born in Kildare, moved to Galway in 1998. Eoghan Burke is a great Bhódran player.
His biggest musical influences:
The Cure, The Smiths, The Pogues, Bob Dylan
Two things he really likes:
Coffee and Switzerland
He is inspired by nearly everything.
Eoghan Burke’s voice is dark and intense.
About the album
The Sky Went Low And The Sea Went High is a quite serene album that playfully reflects Irish folk and traditional music – despite its darkness. It resonates Fia Rua through and through. He is a musician with something to say, a unique voice and a remarkable (stage) presence.
The Sky Went Low And The Sea Went High comprises the following songs:
- River Gort
- Baby I’m A Liar
- When Mark Met Tom
- It’s Hard To Be A Man
- Ye Can’t Be Sane
- Long Weekend (Galway Town)
- The Waves Are Gonna Take Your Sons
- I Need A Recovery
- Bohemian Rednecks
My rating: 8/10
Please be aware that this is a darker album. If you expect cheerful traditional music, this might not be for you. If you appreciate music with a message though, you will certainly like The Sky Went Low And The Sea Went High.