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“Centered around James's original writing but supported/co written with songwriters like David Francey, Karine Polwart, Rose Cousins, Lori Watson, and Dave Gunning. House of Cards' title track is easily the folk song of the year.”

“The FolkWax Staff and Friends Pick Their Personal Favorites From 2009 By FolkWax Staff Paul Hartman Editor, Dirty Linen 1. House of Cards, James Keelaghan ”

Folkwax - Folkwax

“Keelaghan...sings in a strong melodic style that gives depth to the stories he tells. Though the stories and melodies are not directly related, they resonate with and illuminate each other. ”

Kerry Dexter - Dirty Linen Magazine

“CANADIAN songwriter James Keelaghan has long been admired for his skills. But even hardened fans have been forced to admit he has reached new standards with the material on latest album, House of Cards.”

“Performance-wise, James is as classy and compelling as ever, his gorgeously rich baritone voice and exemplary guitar work the hallmarks of an artist in full command of his material and his resources”

“All in all, House of Cards is a lovely, thoughtful release from one of Canada’s best songwriters. ”

“Canada's James Keelaghan was a revelation. His warm, round, big-chested voice immediately put me in mind of compatriot Gordon Lightfoot. The songs, on both historic and personal themes, are deeply thought gems. ”

ABC Radio Australia

“canada's finest singer songwriter”

dave Marsh - Playboy magazine

“A definate contender for Canada's leading acoustic performer, one hell of a good songwriter and guitarist, but listen to his voice a smooth cofee rich baritone”

Time Out London

“Keelaghan sings with one of the most glorious male voices in the folk community. It is not only a treat to the ear, but it's a voice that fully illuminates the songs it transmits”

Sing Out magazine