Love, passion, jealousy, war, death, cursing and swearing, alcohol, innocence and the loss of innocence, parting, long-term separation and the longing for reunion - the themes in Irish ballads are not always the easiest to swallow.
Boxty’s recipe of spicy rhythms and tantalising arrangements make them hard to resist. Boxty’s music is not ‘in-your-face’. It doesn’t bang at your front door, demanding to be heard. The charm of the music lies in its subtlety; as a friend who will come round the back of the house unannounced to share a pot of tea and a bit of banter in the kitchen.