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“Beautifully embroidered folk…sweetness and bite…A stimulating debut”
★★★★☆ The Guardian

“McVittie takes her inspiration from W.B. Yeats’s idea of a kind of Celtic phantasmagoria which can be felt but remains essentially ineffable, and has recorded a timeless mix of traditional and original material”
★★★★☆ MOJO

“Heavenly debut…boldly experimental…Simply gorgeous”
8/10
 Uncut Magazine

“A rare, and rarefied, beauty” ★★★★☆ The Independent

“I can’t stop listening to this…it’s a really special album!” Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music

“A profoundly powerful and quietly ambitious statement and one of the most distinctive debuts you are likely to hear all year” FRUK

“Well worth investigating” Gideon Coe, BBC Radio 6 Music

“McVittie has made an album that is uniquely and distinctly her own. Without doubt one of the most inventive and exciting debuts you’ll hear this year” Shire Folk Magazine

“On We Are the Wildlife, Brona’s timeless and tireless psycho-geographic quest for the meaning and nature of ‘the Celtic heart’ is potently voiced in music of subliminal beauty. Something of a landmark album, I say” FATEA Magazine

“Fantastic solo debut” Irish Music Magazine

“Pastoral folk music through a kosmische filter” Conor O’Toole, Underground of Happiness

“Excellent folk opus” Pete Wiggs, The Séance

“McVittie’s music goes some way to showing us what Yeats was searching for” Penny Black Music

“A debut album which answers that much asked question “Where now for folk music?”…” Dancing About Architecture

“A debut album of serious quality. Inventive modern folk” Songwriting Magazine

“Memorably evokes her native Co Down” fROOTS

“An album full of inventive arrangements that is well worth a listen” R2 Magazine

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland awarded Brona a bursary to travel to: The Folk Alliance International Conference from 14th-18th February 2018 in Kansas City, MO.

Credits
Album artwork – Acrylic on canvas by Gladys Mulligan
Publicity photos – Beki Corrigan

 

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