About Graham Bradley

Graham Bradley primarily reviews fiction and other books on his main blog, GrahamChops.blogspot.com, and is also a contributor to the Celtic MP3s online magazine.

“Six Yanks” by Barleyjuice

Known for their boisterous renditions of “All For Me Grog” and “Whiskey in the Jar,” Barleyjuice’s third album (2006) comes out swinging and doesn’t stop. Sure, the first track “Misty Mornings Miss’d” is a bit of a warm-up–a kind of … Continue reading



“Prairie Rain” by Brian Thomas

You’d be hard-pressed to come up with a more apt title for this remarkably soothing instrumental album by Canadian musician Brian Thomas. Each track is labeled with names like “Cool Grey Morning,” “The Irish Coast” and “Iona Sunset,” evoking not … Continue reading



Review: “Hooligans and Saints” by Charm City Saints

If the Dropkick Murphys had stayed underground and never attached their music to a Dave Mirra game, they’d look a lot like the Charm City Saints. They’re a boon to the Indy Irish Punk genre, and this album from 2009 … Continue reading



Review: “The Seas are Deep” by The Pedrick-Hutson Guitar Duo

David Pedrick and Jeremy Hutson bring their talents to the Irish music scene in this album, one of many they’ve released over the past decade. They stay true to their established Classical style, while adapting the harp music of Turlough … Continue reading