of Paddy's CD
thoroughly enjoying the choice of songs and Paddy Hernon's strong
and steady baritone."
Max Ferguson - C.B.C. Radio
"Every once in a great while, a recording comes along that successfully
combines literacy and awareness of tradition with talent and
musicality, while maintaining relevance and power.
you, as I , are moved by music rooted in something other than
adolescent urban fashion and fantasy, I recommend "By Request".
In 13 songs (8 Traditional and 5 Contemporary), Paddy's fine
deep voice is complemented by guitar, mandolin, mandola, cello,
whistle and excellent harmony vocals.
All of the instrumentalists are strong.
Favourite cuts include "Broom o' the Cowdenknowes" (Child#217),
"Wild Flying Dove" (Tom Paxton), and "Shallow Brown" (Recorded
in memory of Stan Hugill).
a favourite is hard though because of the consistent strength
of performance. An album to learn songs from."
Phillip Morgan - Victory Music Review