Sarah Makem

Ulster Ballad Singer

  • AllMusic Rating
    9
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Much Irish and Scots music is part of a general northwest European tradition rather than anything particularly Celtic. Nor is the Gaelic material necessarily particularly ancient (several songs on this album mention emigration to the States). Sarah Makem, mother of Tommy, sings (finely) fine material ranging from Gaeltacht to English origins, but her style is essentially part of that wider European tradition.