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reviews The Passing Hour by Mick Ryan & Paul Downes

Mick is considered by many to be one of the best singer songwriters, while Paul is widely regarded as one of the best acoustic guitarists in any genre. This, their fourth collaboration, combines more new songs from Mick with some rarely heard traditional songs and examples by other writers. The understated arrangements beautifully accompany the lyrics and allow the quality of the material to shine through. To fully appreciate the songs you need to read the backgrounds explained in the sleeve notes provided.