Sea Legs – Ciaran Lavery & Ryan Vail – Released 17th April 2015.
Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail’s union may seem an unlikely match. I’ve known of Ciaran’s music for a while, with Ryan being a more recent and welcome discovery. After friends alerted me to “Sea Legs”, I entered the exciting world of ‘Pledge Music’ and even “virtually” attended one of the launches via a live stream. Nanno & Nurse Ratchet experienced the other spectacular Northern Ireland Launch aboard the ‘SS Nomadic Belfast’.
Ideally listened to in its entirety, whether in a mellow setting or played aloud through headphones while out and about, this album has an overwhelming sense of escapism which is magical. Without question “Sea Legs” is one of the most significant additions to my collection in years. The elements of spoken word, water, song and music all intertwined make this a “must have” for any collector.