Stone Walls and Street Lights isn't just an exhilarating, passionate album: it's a declaration of love for music as a way of life(Hotpress)
High octane... virtuoso playing(Celtic Music Radio)

A glorious soundscape with wide horizons (Irish Times) Full Review

A most wonderful album… it is a cracker. (Mike Harding Folk Show)

… Superb (Niall Toner, RTÉ Radio 1)

... a fantastic album... a generous helping of virtuoso musicianship and fun. (Living Tradition)


“A belt of something beautiful.There was a power in the playing that comes from a deliberate desire to celebrate the tunes, a deep love in the musicians for the music that makes them want to communicate with listeners, cracking the music open like a water melon for others to enjoy. The energy levels on display in those very physical efforts were magnificent. Closely connected to that a will to let the music speak: they all maintained a heightened sense of enjoying themselves that poured off the stage both in the playing, the communication among themselves and in the banter with the audience between tunes.” (Trad Review)

Above is a description of New Road’s memorable first performance in Whelan’s of Dublin in 2014.

New Road were formed on the back of the success of Leonard Barry’s 2013 release of the same name, which was released to critical acclaim “music as it should be” (fRoots) .
With plenty of common ground already underfoot, barriers there are none, and a whole new musical journey began.

Featuring a unique blend of uilleann pipes, whistles, fiddle, harmonica, concertina, five string banjo, mandolin guitar, New Road draws on traditional material from both sides of the Atlantic to provide a unique and powerful sound. To date they have performed to critical acclaim throughout Europe, Ireland and the UK, including Doolin Folk Festival, Killarney Folk Fest and Celtic Connections in Glasgow with their performances being described as“high octane… virtuoso playing” (Celtic Radio).