Alex Monaghan's review of "To Keep the Candle Burning"

Alex Monaghan

Jul 1, 2022

Irish Music Magazine's July 2022 Edition: "Fiddler Joanna Clare is part of that stretch of Irish music culture from Maine to Maryland on the east coast of the USA. Influenced by many of the greats of Irish American music, To Keep the Candle Burning is her debut attempt to pass on the music she loves, to be part of the living tradition, to contribute to its evolution. As she puts it in the liner notes on her website, “There is really a creativity in Irish music that belongs to the players just as the players belong to the music.” A new voice, a new turn, a new tune even, is as necessary to the tradition as the tradition is to the players." -Alex Monaghan