This CD sees an altogether more introspective side of his character, self-penned tracks
most of which tend to topics to make you reflect on life.
" Gordon Potter, The Living Tradition
An acute observer of peccadillio and idiosyncracy, capable of conveying an imagery as
powerful as those whose names begin with Bob or Neil.
" Oliver Sweeney, Hot Press
Jimmy takes us over some of his memories and concerns, Irish emigration, childhood
thoughts, urban decay, bombing Iraq (the first time) and is most powerful in Roisín's Sweet Song.
" Viv Smith, Folk Roots
Jimmy’s songs here have a passion, the ultimate personification of all that is good in the
tradition of Ireland with a humor that is fresh and comforting.
" San Francisco Irish Herald, Feb 98
Free State Records are proud to reissue the CD whose title track won the hearts of many
when used as the theme song for the R.T.E. film on the recent visit of the world’s Tall Ships
to Dublin .Although Jimmy has written some successful songs in the past, this album presents
a realization of a dream, to wit, a complete album of his own songs both light and grave,
working for the first time with a five piece string section and the piano arrangements of Dave Murphy.
Songs which signal his concern for modern Ireland’s slide towards mercantile hedonism; her fragile
neutrality combined with songs of love and loss.
Sly city sidelights on begrudgery,schooldays and Dingle dolphins occupy the lighter side of this, his
sixth record while our former first citizen is celebrated in bassanova fashion almost with the song,
" Free State Press Release