The Livelong Day

Lankum - The Livelong Day
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #3 / 766
User Score
Based on 22 ratings
Liked by 1 person
October 25, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rough Trade / Label
Folk / Genres
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The Guardian

Folk standards get extreme makeovers on the Dublin four-piece’s latest, cementing their place at the forefront of the form.


The Livelong Day is a vigorously played, smartly arranged long game that sees classics like "The Wild Rover" and "Katie Cruel" stretched and driven into unpredictable minor epics using little more than the group's voices and a handful of acoustic instruments.

Spectrum Culture
They approach traditional Irish music with a sense of reverence and wonder that emanates through every instrumental track therein and a measured reimagining of that style’s most common motifs.

The Livelong Day is dark, powerful and disquieting stuff that resonates long after its final note has subsided.

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Added on: September 7, 2019