Best songs of 2021 #9

The Celt’s Seamus Enright, Thomas Lyons, Eddie Butler, Linda O’Reilly, and Damian McCarney, sift through the releases of the last year and rank their top 10.

9. SOS + Pete Briquette: Polaris (Remix)

When lads from Cavan get together it's more than just haggling over who buys the next round. When The Boomtown Rats' Pete Briquette (Patrick Cusack, Ballyjamesduff) undertook to remix Sons of Southern Ulster's 'Polaris', it saw one of the stand-out tracks from the Bailieborough lads' album 'Sinners and Lost Souls' re-imagined in cinematic terms. Pete's careful production stole nothing, and instead served only to enhance SOS's introspective poeticalness and raw musicality.