Timeless, her third release for Magnetic Music, sees her apply her intimate vocal style to an exemplary mix of trad songs and contemporary works by Kieran Halpin and Sandy Denny. Timeless is a particularly effective collection since it looks to the past but does not live there. It shows MacGowan staking an incontrovertible claim for an overdue place of honour among the elite of Irish singers. Her interpretations of even the oldest songs makes them relevant to today and tomorrow.
(Jackie Hayden Hot Press)