After last year’s brilliant debut album, The Murmur of the Land, Shane Culloty aka Winter Aid returns with ‘The Dance’, the first track off a forthcoming four-song EP, Halfland, released via Tom Sarig’s AntiFragile Music. He says these four tracks are the last written for the album but they just didn’t fit. Recorded at Culloty’s home in Dún Laoghaire, ‘The Dance’ is sumptuous, a gorgeous, minor-anthem underpinned by Carol Anne McGowan’s vocals and the warming embrace of a chorus that soothes: “Now that we’re safe and sound in the house tonight.” Culloty says: “This is probably the most fun song Winter Aid song yet. It’s about a few things, but revolves around the way our concept of home changes, as we move and settle somewhere new: the strange of feeling of moving past what you thought home was, and loving it anew from a distance.”

Winter Aid – ‘The Dance’ has been added to TPOE’s New Irish Music playlist on Spotify. Subscribe here.