A Rough Shot Of Lipstick Reviews
"Heartfelt story songs of the quality of The Boy in the Gap, Sean na Sagart, God Knows and Seventh Son will never date, shrouded as they are in a compelling, oblique sense of history, mystery and menace that’s invariably offset by a keen ear for melody and chorus. "
Colin Irwin…..MOJO (Folk album of the month April 2007)
"His take on matters singer/songwriterly is twisted and left field enough to make everyone sit up and take notice. …..Music for a messed-up Celtic Tiger then? Well at the very least, a lesson in the power of sincerity and one for all those who have a weakness for beauty when it's bruised."
Clive Pownceby …. 'The Living Tradition'
His earthy vocals, and the rhythmic drive of his guitar on the statement-of-intent 'Mayo Man' supplement the warmth of his delivery and lyrical content: 'I've come from work in Ceide fields, I come with Michael Davitt 's dream'.
This is unmistakably the work of a singer-songwriter from Ireland, as the title track, a Gallic accordion-flavored grower demonstrates, rather than something from the Irish tradition.
A refreshing take on the singer-songwriter genre.
If at least one of these thoughtful, well-crafted original songs doesn't take root and grow into lasting life, there's no justice. Eight/Ten
Sarah McQuaid --'Hot Press'
Songwriting with "attention to detail that hints at a task lovingly undertaken"
Siobhán Long--'Irish Times'
"Many of the songs here are destined to be covered by others."
Taplas …. The Welsh Folk Magazine
"His warm west-of-Ireland vocal sound is most definitely his own, while the songs, many of which display a bitter-sweet quality, represent as fine and original a collection as this reviewer has heard in a good while.
This is a beautifully produced album from a fine songwriter who deserves to be better known. If he continues to produce albums of the quality of this, he surely will be."
David Granville…'The Irish Democrat'
"These songs don't fit neatly onto the 'fiddly-dee' shelf and reveal not only Reidy's diverse influences but his musical spirit of adventure.
A lyrical and expansive collection by an accomplished storyteller."...'The Irish World'