These two bards create magical atmospheres that take you on interior adventures, sometimes modern, sometimes mythological, but always very much involved with being awake to what's inside and around you. Nature and musical lyricism merge to create a positively cinematic auditory experience that is at once both intimate and expansive, full of memory, warmth and good humour of the gentle kind - punctuated by fear, melancholy and anger from the hidden darknesses of the soul. One senses their impulse to bring human warmth into a room - a little shyly at times, boldly at others. They take their time, rebelliously, courageously sensing a space and playing songs they feel like playing in the moment. I've always thought my response was just me, but interestingly the verdict of people who had never heard of Tir na n'Og before and attended shows I saw recently was: 'awesome' , 'fantastic', 'very moving' and 'amazing'. For me, they're a gift from Ireland and I thank them.