to listen to 'Prodigal Songs'
''Stormy Lullaby' maintains a lifelong
undertaking by this remarkable singer...to
get to the essence of a worthy song...a
genuinely transcedent and inspiring sound.'
Quinn. Examiner, January 2008
‘This is a superb return to form...
those trademark sharp-toothed guitar
licks... smoky, languid voice... there’s still
nobody to match White
at his best.’
Long. Irish Times, January 2008
"Tia" is a smooth and
affecting sound while The Boy Talks Tough" sounds like a
standard in the making.
Freddie White shows again that class is permanent...
McElhinney. the Mail on Sunday, January 2008
He's back. The rangy guy with the guitar and the
low-down growl returns........spare and lean, 'Four Days
In May' evokes a place most of us yearn to wallow in -
for the long haul.
Irish Times, September 2004.
Lost My Heart' is a fine slice of
balladic pop. 'All I Do' has echoes of Dire Straits,
while the poignantly autobiographical 'The River' show
how easily he can weave magic across many moods. He can
effortlessly transcend genres too, from folk to jazz, to
get to the core of a song. We should cherish Four Days
In May for White's potential to excite his loyal fan
base and equally tempt a new generation to explore
quality songs for their own sake.
Hot Press, September 2004.
"Four Days in May" negotiates a resolution between
Freddie White's masterly ability to interpret the songs
of others and his new found talent for writing powerful
and passionate songs of his own.
Irish Examiner, September 2004.
I'm no expert but be assured that the sparse and haunting, Live on Tour
- Freddie White's 1979 album - is still among the greatest Irish albums
of all time. Do You Do swings and struts just as profoundly. Imagine
those two little cuts of vinyl made two decades ago, they still stand as
perfection, the high point of an epic career."
Irish Times, October 2002.
".....plenty of nerve tingling moments as its
electrifying collision of funk, jazz, country and folk
continues to shock the spirit..... his reputation for
covering Tom Waits, Hoagy Carmichael and Randy Newman
far better than the progenitors is well reinforced
Irish Times, November 7th 2002.
"Freddie White has gathered around him as seriously good
a selection of songs as he’s ever been privy to, and
that’s saying something for a man who’s kept company
with the greats…. …..(My Country) looks like being his
finest album in many years… …songs that are at times
meditative, low down and funky, and refreshingly
reflective on matters that make others shuffle
Everything's going to be all White
by TJ Flynn
Hot Press, June 23rd 1999.
best gig in Clare last year? Easy. Freddie
White in Crusheen. He's Tom Waits, Randy Newman,
Jackson Brown even sweet Ray Charles all rolled into
one. He gives each song, each word the full-on
treatment. Splices some of the old favourites with
tracks from his new album, Four Days In May. Small
room, packed to heaving point and White spraying out his
tunes to fill the air
Prodigal Songs is a collection of 10 songs.
This album was recorded at the kitchen table, Rozelle,
nsw by freddie and mixed and mastered at rolling wheel studios, orange, nsw
by Pat O’Donnell
With thanks to Pierre Lumiere, Dave Power, Andy Soffe,
Graeme Sandstorm, Kellie O’Donnell, Andy O’Donnell, Trish and Mr. Jones.
Cover Photos by Declan Hogan
All instruments and programming by Freddie, vocals by
Freddie and Trish White
Vocals by Dave Power and Pierre Lumiere on track 5
All tracks copyright Freddie White (imro 2016),
track 2 (emi april music inc)
track 5 ( pierre lumiere apra
track 7 (swallow turn music)
track 8 (big ears music inc )
track 10 (trish white imro 2016)
are available to buy directly from this website
using all major credit cards or Paypal
buy and download freddie's music instantly as
- exclusive video footage showing Freddie in
performance at The Tin Pub, West Cork
a few lines at his guestbook - and get a reply!
Photo Gallery -
of Freddie's career from his early days
in Snedger to a surprise encounter !?
"…a superb album that is wide ranging and
complex…"My Country is quintessentially Freddie White. Those
deep expressive tones, the accomplished and always tasty guitar work.
One can almost feel his emotion throughout this odyssey of friendship
and tribute. Co-producer Declan Sinnott has done what he does best, coaxing
the very best out of Freddie, gently embellishing…..or tastefully
leaving well enough alone.."
Echo, June 1999.
"Left field sense of humour and sophisticated lyrics
have always been White’s calling card, and ‘My Country’….captures
his essence with pitch perfect timing."
Hot Press June 23rd 1999
"Freddie White’s new album "My Country"
is a brilliant collaboration between Freddie, the talented veteran musician/producer
Declan Sinnott, the late rover/poet Don O’Sullivan and Don’s
sister (and Freddie’s wife), Ann O’Sullivan. Don was a man
possessed who lived life to the fullest and then some. In his writings
he shone his light into all the corners of our life - our political life,
our social life, our personal life. He didn’t flinch at what he
found, be it tragic or comic. Freddie White gives voice to Don’s
words - a voice with heart, humour and honesty in the face of all that
life fetches up on our shores. Declan Sinnott and Freddie have produced
an album of music which moves, which shines, which captures all the shifting
moods of one man’s ranging mind. The result is a gift to those dreamers
among us who are still searching for our place in this life. This is an
album to live with."
Jim Rooney, producer and musician, Nashville.
"The songs on this album range in mood from very
positive and upbeat to very tragic and tender. The song
"Brief Nameless Treasure" is a breathtaking piece of
songwriting…always been seen as a very thoughtful,
serious singer and writer and this album adds to that
Event Guide, June 22nd