Black Deer Festival

Irish Mythen – Live at Black Deer Festival **** Review

In the heat of the sun a five-foot nothing lady took the stage at one of the smaller outdoor stages at the Black Deer festival.

Strident and confident, this powerhouse lady captivated on different stages on several occasions during the weekend, including a main stage spot on the Sunday afternoon.

Born in Ireland and living in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island in Canada, Mythen’s songs are full of passion. Acerbic observations with powerfully delivery.

“It doesn’t matter how much money you have in the bank, or how big your house is. As long as the one you love is healthy and happy you are indeed rich” preceded the beautiful and well-constructed Four Walls.

Quick witted, she sings idealistic songs of hope and love with raw power and commands full attention from her audience.

The rockier Jesus resulted in a broken guitar string, which she replaced whilst singing Lord Won’t You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz a cappella. Maria “a song about my auntie, there should be more songs about aunties and uncles” meant a crowd singalong.

A cover of Van Morrison’s Into The Mystic fulfilled a charity obligation from a request donation and she finished with a strong solo vocal rendition of the Irish classic, The Auld Triangle.

Words and Live Photo by Chaz Brooks


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