Behave the Bravest 2016
Fatea Records UK — "The subtle shadings of Nuala's seriously beautiful, crystal-clear singing and her intuitive interpretations repay close listening every bit as much as the superlative musicianship and deliciously coordinated instrumental settings."
— David Kidman
The Irish Echo — "'Behave the Bravest' is simply out-standing. Kennedy’s surrounded herself with musicians that understand and share her vision and mirror her rooted, imaginative musical approach. Kennedy’s fans will welcome this one with arms wide open, but it will appeal to anyone who values urbane contemporary music rooted in a historically informed but carefully measured modern aesthetic. Outstanding stuff."
—Stephen D. Winick, Huffington Post
FolkRadioUK — "A glowing example of Irish traditional song at its best."
FolkWales Magazine — "She instils a zesty, fresh brilliance for all her dazzling performances, which are enticingly enhanced by all her imaginative compositions. This album is just a complete winner all the way."
"This is the Real Irish Deal"
FiddleFreak — "Nuala’s unflagging sense of balance between raw joy and flawless perfection runs like a pristine river through this collection of ancient songs and modern tunes."
FolkAll —"It's pretty certain you will play this album several times on the trot because although it's only 11 minutes under an hour long it goes by far too quickly and it's too good a CD to play once and then put back in the sleeve."
Noble Stranger 2012
Sing Out! Magazine Vol. 55 #2
Tradconnect — "This is Nuala Kennedy’s third solo album and is a superb exploration of traditional music mixed with the best of the folk tradition, all wrapped up with a catchiness that some pop stars would die for."
The New Shoes 2007
The Irish Times — "She is not only an exceptional interpreter of the tradition; her own tunes glisten with freshness."
Rogue Magazine — "The New Shoes is a well put together box of treats and Nuala Kennedy and band-mates are purveyors of some articulate and accomplished music – very enjoyable."