Irish folk troubadour Patrick Kelleher puts his Cold Dead Hands (joke only works if you have previous experience with Patrick Kelleher) to one side and puts out this collection of what are normally termed b-sides and rarities. Broken Ball consists of eight tracks which deal mainly with acoustic ‘slacker folk pop’. Needless to say it is kind of nice. He adds that they are 4-track recordings made between 2006-2011, ‘with some minor overdubs and effects added digitally afterwards’. Enjoy one of the lesser known delights of the Irish music scene.

Broken Ball by Patrick Kelleher