Classical Explorer reviews Strange Wonders: The Wexford Carols, Volume II
Classical Explorer have reviewed Heresy Record’s latest release Strange Wonders: The Wexford Carols, Volume II calling it “A supremely beautiful Christmas disc; warming and different.”
“This is the second volume of Caitríona O’Leary’s The Wexford Carols; it comes, perhaps, under the heading “folk/Classical”. Expertly produced by Ethan Johns and beautifully recorded by Dom Monks (who is also co-producer), and packaged beautifully, this is in many ways the perfect Christmas listening.
The focus of Strange Wonders is on the rich (yet rarely fully acknowledged) tradition of Irish Christmas music. O’Leary herself gives a brilliant introduction here:”