Hudson Taylor, once again, impressed, entertained and surprised the crowd at the Roisin Dubh in Galway on Friday 13th October.
The most surprising performance of the night was the upbeat version of “Open Up”. Fans are used to this song off being performed acoustically and emotionally. Instead, the band added rock-like drums and encouraged the energy of the crowd.
Old time favourites such as “Chasing Rubies” and “Battles” captured the attention of the crowd, with the crowd’s singing almost drowning the voices of the brothers.
Tadgh’s fiddle solo in “Don’t Know Why” was definitely the most beautiful moment of the show. Closely followed by Harry and Alfie’s sister, Holly, accompanying them in a short acoustic performance.
New songs include a balance of folk ballads, love songs, and others in the style of “For the Last Time”/ “Off the Hook”- with defiant lyrics and powerful harmonies. The next album promises to carry this value of resilience through, but with a rockier vibe represented in “Feel it Again”, the band’s latest single.
The boys are back on 27th December, and promise another uplifting, yet festive, show.