“Their fourth Album oozes class, from her throaty singing to his empathetic backing vocals and immaculate work with mandolin, banjo, violin and viola.” – The Courier Mail.


“The Macs' down-home songs of love, family and place have universal appeal.” –  The Australian.


“Fleur’s voice is one of the finest in the country and Simon is a genuine virtuoso on stringed instruments. And all that is clearly on display on this, their fourth album.” – Rhythms Magazine.


“The McMenamins' music is a companion, a relief and a reassurance - it offers succour but doesn't let the listener believe that it's anything other than intelligent, thoughtfully composed and played music.” – Jolene: The Country Music Blog.


"Rock-solid folk debut"  - Rolling Stone Magazine


  "Fleur possesses a pristine voice... stretching from sotto voce lullaby lilt to animated cowgirl... Long Time Gone merits a place in the record store racks alongside albums by acts such as The Greencards and Nickel Creek..."

- The Australian


"Long Time Gone is a charming album from two brilliant siblings"

- Capital News April 2011


“this is a record from two very talented players… It’s hard to believe this is a debut.”

- Rhythms Magazine


“a must-have for summer… it is astonishing how accomplished and developed this

album is for a debut.” -  Rip It Up


“…this Aussie group have got big things ahead of them.” Woollpress


“…in the hand's of the McMenamins, folk has never sounded like

so much fun.”Online Garage


“The McMenamins have created an intricately woven pattern of real life which all can relate to.”

– The Dwarf Website.

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