What people are saying about us
Mike Harding - BBC Radio 2
"Mat Walklate..one of the best harmonica players on the planet." "..a cracking CD, immediate, direct and full of life!"
www.folkandroots.co.uk
"..a classy and well-balanced mix of tunes and songs that boasts accomplished musicianship throughout.."
www.ukfolkmusic.co.uk
"The musicianship from this band is outstanding and their selection and interpretation of the music is delightful."
Grem Devlin - The Living Tradition
“Great choice of material..” “Walklate’s harmonica playing is astoundingly proficient throughout..” “Matt Fahey’s vocal take on My Bonny Boy Is Young is a stand out track..” “..gets my vote for album of the year..”
Folker
"Mat Walklate on harmonica, and how!" "..a wealth of experience.."
Jon Patton - Driftwood
"..the playing is very good.." "..nothing here is standard fare." "..outstanding fiddling.." "Crossing The Ocean is sure to please anyone looking for an album of Irish music that sounds a little different but is still firmly rooted in the tradition."
Jack Baker - Irish American News
"The whole group is solid and smoking.." "..I was especially impressed with Mat's harmonica..and Matt Fahey's vocals, this man can sing." "..this is one you want to hear."
www.tradconnect.com
"From the outset...you know you are in for something different." "It is an accomplished album and is well worth checking out"
fROOTS
"This album...is a brightly enjoyable affair.."
Eileen McCabe - Irish Music Magazine
"..energetic tunes.." "..striking harmonica.." "The House Devils have applied the best of their quality musicianship to this release and that quality is impeccably demonstrated."
Nick Scott - What's Afoot
"..excellent CD" "..superb fiddle playing..". "..an album packed with great songs and interesting tune sets."
Frank Hennessy, Celtic Heartbeat, BBC Radio Wales
"I like the musical arrangements and the vocal delivery, full of verve!"
Fabrizio Poggi - Folk Bulletin
"Beautiful!" "If Irish music so far has not managed to completely win you over, perhaps this album could change your mind." "Mat Walklate..is an extraordinary artist..one of the most talented and inspired harmonica players out there.." "..this disc is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
FATEA
“the musicianship and vocal on the album is excellent throughout.”
www.mustrad.org.uk
"The voices of the men singing, Matt Fahey and Mat Walklate, are both warm and easy.." "..the guitar accompaniment is really sound, sensitive and interesting.." "There is undoubtedly talent here.."
www.irishtune.info
“impressive tunes on harmonica”
www.fatea.co.uk
“Passionate and inspiring”
www.folkandroots.co.uk
“Genuinely refreshing”
www.folkworld.de
“Intoxicating”
Neil Brookes - Shreds & Patches
"..excellent vocals...harmonica playing is outstanding.." "If Irish music is your passion, you will not be disappointed.."
www.folkworld.eu
"The instrumental sets are catchy and intoxicating."
David Kidman - www.folkandroots.co.uk
"...intelligent instrumental medleys that are lively and expertly played..." "Matt sings warmly and intuitively,..." "A genuinely refreshing release..."
Rock 'n' Reel.
"They take no liberties with the tunes and everything is well played."
R2
"..songs and tunes played as they come, with no messing about." "..all well done.."
Around Kent Folk
"..just lovely." "A fine CD with fine musicians." "Highly recommended."
Ross Macfadyen, Celtic Music Radio
"This is a brilliant album!"
Folkwales
"..just magic, it's all mouth-watering stuff.." "..some damn fine singing.."
Spiralearth.co.uk
Crossing the Ocean is a refreshing and rich collection of Irish, English and American folk songs and tunes. The sense of adventure and melancholy captured in the title runs through the album like a glittering stream; songs of marital strife, the clash of country and town, loss and longing, emigration and of course the bright light of redemption are interspersed with brilliant sets of tunes and reels. Click here to read full review.
The House Devils

"..excellent vocals...harmonica playing is outstanding.." "If Irish music is your passion, you will not be disappointed.."

Neil Brookes - Shreds & Patches

"...intelligent instrumental medleys that are lively and expertly played..." "Matt sings
warmly and intuitively,..." "A genuinely refreshing release..."

David Kidman - www.folkandroots.co.uk

"The instrumental sets are catchy and intoxicating."

www.folkworld.eu

 

"This is a brilliant album!"

Ross Macfadyen, Celtic Music Radio

The House Devils
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