My Sister the Moon
New EP from Heidi Talbot. There's a fine array of collaborators here, from Celtic Connections/Transatlantic Sessions stalwarts such as the aforementioned McCusker on fiddle and Michael McGoldrick on flute and whistles, to backing vocalists including Julie Fowlis, King Creosote and Louis Abbott of Admiral Fallow.
''It's Talbot's utterly beguiling, crystal-clear voice that transcends them all, of course, and if the EP's beautiful title track (written by Boo Hewerdine) is anything to go by, the Irish singer's forthcoming Angels Without Wings album could be her strongest yet. There's a nice pacing to this five song set, particularly the cheeky wee lilt that rocks the rhythm of Will I Ever Get To Sleep?''Alan Morrison, Herald Scotland