“Beautifully embroidered folk…sweetness and bite…A stimulating debut” ★★★★☆ Jude Rogers, 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”★★★★☆ Mike Barnes, MOJO

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

“A rare, and rarefied, beauty” ★★★★☆ Andy Gill, 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” Thomas Blake, 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” Jonathan Roscoe, 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” David Kidman, FATEA Magazine

“Fantastic solo debut” Eileen McCabe, 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” Nicky Crewe, Penny Black Music

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

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

“Memorably evokes her native Co Down” Sarah Coxson, fROOTS

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

Order the  limited-edition CD of We Are the Wildlife through Bandcamp and the Company of Corkbots label. We Are the Wildlife is available on all major digital platforms. The limited-edition CD released on 18.01.18

Radio play

17/01/2018 and 23/01/2018 Gideon Coe, BBC Radio 6 Music

23/01/2018 Conor O’Toole, Underground of Happiness


Under the Pines: Double A Side – 14 July 2017

“Relocates you to another place, somewhere magical and far from the fury and decay of modern day life” Mark Barton, The Sunday Experience

“Nature reverberates wonderfully in an alchemy of traditional and contemporary instrumentation, making for an exquisite listen from this post-folk electronic chanteuse” Across the Line, BBC Radio Ulster

“Pleasingly dreamy folk tones but with a strong and haunting undercurrent of otherworldliness…persuasive vocals up close and hushed…unexpected bass intrusions which call to mind the meditative trance compositions of Colleen…beautiful harp work in a rarefied folk setting”
Conor O’Toole, Underground of Happiness

“Stunning…gorgeous single” Alex Monachan, FRUK

“There’s no denying her sheer talent as a beautiful singer and harpist which is why we’ve chosen both songs as our Song of the Day” Folk Radio UK

Radio play

05/10/2017, 15/08/2017  The Late Show, BBC Radio Ulster / Blair Eve

06/08/2017 BBC Radio Ulster / Folk Club / Lynette Fay

01/08/2017 BBC Radio 6 / 6 Music Recommends / Lauren Laverne

07 and 14/07/2017 RTV IJsselmond / Songriver / Berrie Koetsier

07/07/2017 BBC Radio Ulster / Track for the Day / Across the Line Blog

04/07/2017  Lyric FM /  The Blue of the Night / Carl Corcoran

27/06/2017 Underground of Happy, UCC / Conor O’Toole

26/06/2017 The Late Show, BBC Radio Ulster / Eve Blair chose Under the Pines as her late lullaby.

25/06/2017 Across the Line, BBC Radio Foyle / Rigsy and Stu

19/06/2017 Premiere on Folk Radio UK / Song of the Day / Alex Gallacher

The Last Sense to Leave Us – A tribute to Pauline Oliveros (2017) LP

“Brona McVittie produced You Are My Sister using filtered harp, idiopan, and voice, the result a delicate micro-sound exercise redolent of Oliveros’s early explorations in electronic sound design” Ron Schepper, Textura

Textura review

“Pieces such as those by Brona McVittie…offer tonal experiments in music concrete” Johnnie Johnston, Shindig! Magazine


Three (2016) LP

“littlebow takes seemingly simple musical patterns and makes them into something truly magical. Unclassifiable” For The Rabbits

“A stirring and refreshingly adventurous collection” Textura

“Extraordinarily gorgeous music. One of this year’s very best albums. 9/10” Norman Records

“Unusual and beautiful pop music. Interrogating the very idea of happiness as opposed to simply trying to evoke it” The Underground of Happiness

“Like a rural Faust jamming with Joanna Newsom. One of the most innovative and unclassifiable groups around” The Third Ear

“A lushly toned in mood vintage whose creative nose navigates the furrows and hedge lines of forgotten English summers” God is in the TV

“Never reached its potential in comparison with someone like Delius” NE:MM

The London Lasses

The One I Loved the Best (2015) LP

“…masterfully delivered with polish, and without compromise” Martin Hayes (The Gloaming)

“Clearly a band with purpose and clarity of vision” fRoots

“Reassuring strength and vitality” Daily Telegraph

“Irish music in all its splendour” The Irish Post

“A formidable and talented group of musicians…” Matt Molloy (The Chieftains)

By Night & By Day (2010) LP

“The best female group in Irish music is The London Lasses. Easily. No debate. Incredible musicians and singer” Bill Margeson, Irish American News and


Sé: Songs from the Six Celtic Nations (2011) LP

“Sedate and saucy by turns, their music is both complex and beautiful” Alex Monaghan, FolkWorld

“A promising debut” Bob Walton, fRoots


“A singer-songwriter of the highest calibre with the voice of an angel”
Colum Sands (BBC Radio Ulster)

“Absolutely stunning” Karousel Music

“Brona McVittie’s totally engrossing performances will leave you spellbound” The Goose is Out

“A singer of great poise and ability whose interpretations of traditional songs shine with originality. And she’s a Prince fan! What more could you ask for?” Mayor of Camden