The Lost Brothers – two Irish brothers, each armed with an acoustic guitar and a bright and clear singing voice – play their traditional and delicate folk to remarkably soporific effect. Sending people to sleep is, for once, a testament to their music’s intended dreaminess: unashamedly and soothingly nostalgic, but never quite crossing over into tweeness, with lyrics that reference magicky folk tropes (mystical women etc), while sneaking in a bit of vague social commentary (“all we have is gold and silver”). They conclude by asking the audience to get on their feet – and the surprising effort made by slowly roused punters is enough to confirm the crowd’s affection.
Archive Tag: Glastonbury
Lucky UK people can watch Nina Persson’s Glastonbury Festival set in full over on the BBC website until the end of this month:
If you’re not in the UK you can watch “Dreaming Of Houses” on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaEQAB2XFDw
Here’s Nina Persson & band performing “Dreaming of Houses” at Glastonbury Festival today! (via BBC)