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Dan McCabe: Songs for Ireland (The Lockdown Laments)

I came across Dan McCabe recently, on YouTube performing a stunning version of the old standard, Spancill Hill, recorded in his bedroom. That video took me down the YouTube rabbit hole and I discovered more and more videos he had put online as he waited out the pandemic lockdown in Ireland. The YouTube videos have led to Dan’s debut release, Songs for Ireland (The Lockdown Laments), a live acoustic album of mostly Irish traditional folk ballads and some more contemporary standards. The cover of Rainy Night in Soho is really great. While the album is fairly low budget (almost DIY),  Dan McCabe has a powerful voice that seems to channel the sound and spirit of the late Dubliner, Luke Kelly.

Check him out, you wont be disappointed.