Kathleen’s first solo album “An Cailín Rua” or “The Red Haired Girl” was released to rave reviews. This album is a dazzling mixture of traditional tunes and songs from Scotland and Ireland grouped alongside her very own compositions. Taking us with her on her artistic journey, this is music that clearly benefits from, and quickly acknowledges, those sound musical stepping-stones of her upbringing and experiences, but which is at once refreshingly original – and fundamentally compelling. It is the magnum opus of a musician who has evidently paid her dues, simultaneously acknowledging the giants on whose shoulders she stands whilst remaining innovative and modern.
“She’s always been good, but here in her first solo venture she’s outstanding. As a box player she is technically gifted, but for her, it’s the tune that counts and never lets flash get in the way of the main point……….one of these real rare gems that come along now and again.” Phil Cunningham