Travelling Home (1992)
"... philosopher Descartes had it right when he said
"the simplest man with passion will be more persuasive than the most
eloquent without". Add a traveller's ability as a teller of tales
and a compassionate eye for detail and you get the idea."
"Lovers of folk music will breathe a
huge sigh of approval upon auditioning Rory's superbly crafted release."
"'Back to Donegal' is a Bacchic delight
of banjo, fiddle, uillean pipe and spoons-filled Irish tunes. A joyous
travelogue. A high energy 'Coney Island'. And there's social criticism
that's not detached and dogmatic. Rather, he breathes a passionate angry
fire into songs about the ruin and rot of our country... (the Rhumba-esque
'Defending our Homes') or racism (a hearty adaption of Broonzy's 'Black
Brown and White'). And then there's a more light-hearted edge. 'Compatability',
a chirpy duet, is a witty analysis of a relationship. Soulful, passionate
and transcendent. A blinder of a record."