As an aspiration for any songwriter, the line "Nothing and no one could ever give more with a few minor chords" should begin and end every day. And on her second album Davey tries to live up to the sentiment on every song.

Three years on from her fine debut, 'Tales of Silversleeve' finds the Dublin singer even more imaginative with and confident in her music.

On the upbeat songs which dominate, Davey has a swing to her sound which promises many a big night in a small venue, but it's when she's feeling around in the dark of the heart on 'Sing for Your Supper' and 'Overblown Love Song' that she's at her most magnetic.

And getting stuck to that ache is just one of the many joys of this record.

Harry Guerin