“Haunting and wonderful”
“Innovative and gifted”
Reviews for Silver and Wood
Album of the Week Radio nan Gaidheal, Caithream Ciuil BBC Radio Scotland.
Telegraph Folk Music
Added to the best folk albums of the year is the debut from Jacquelyn Hynes, ‘Silver and Wood’. This talented multi-instrumentalist shows she can play at an ideal tempo, allowing each lovely note, phrase and melody to breathe. A fine debut album.
The strength of this album (and there are many) is that it brings Hynes’ innate sense of innovation to the table. Ethereal and other-worldly, but also attractively contemporary
Full of innovation and imagination … bewitching. A cracking debut album
She plays flute the way Ben Webster plays sax – all air and space and breathy urgency. Some cleverly constructed pieces here too including the superb “Gini’s Tune”
Solid Celtic folk with many imaginative surprises
A set of remarkable recordings with Greensleeves and She Moves Through the Fair being stand-out tracks
It immediately reminded me of some of the early Altan CDs like Red Crow; it is that good. A fine debut CD from a talented lady
Jacquelyn Hynes is an eye-opening musician … every fibre of her being is used in making sure that what you hear, you fall hopelessly in admiration with