Author Archives: Damian McNairney

Interview with Steven Van Zandt

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Before he took to the stage for a blistering concert at Dublin’s Vicar Street Folk and Tumble caught up with Steven Van Zandt at the Marker Hotel for a chat about music, acting and his wardrobe. FT: You’ve been busy Steve? LS: A little bit. FT:  So you’re half way, two thirds though this tour, […]

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Ana Egge- Is It The Kiss

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A year after the high watermark of her last album, ‘White Tiger’, comes this latest opus, ‘Is it the Kiss’, and she has managed to maintain that exceptional high standard.  Ana Egge has long shaken off folk/country singer categories, moving further towards the loose concepts of Americana, to experiment with instrumentation, and push her vocal […]

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Little Steven live in Dublin

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Little Steven and the Disciples of SoulVicar Street, Dublin23rd August 2019 Tonight was the night Little Steven’s magical musical emporium came to town. For two and a half hours, the Dublin crowd was treated to a pulsating rock and soul revue that has set the bar for energy and entertainment. The band promenaded on stage […]

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Interview with Jesse Malin

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Before his summer show at Belfast’s Limelight, Folk and Tumble caught up with Jesse Malin for a chat about his musical journey and new record. FT:  I suppose the big news is the new album, ‘Sunset Kids’ produced by none other than Lucinda Williams! A bit of a shock for some, but you’ve been friends […]

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Richard Thompson live in Belfast

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Ulster Hall, Belfast11th August 2019 Oscillating between furious brilliance and quiet excellence, Richard Thompson treated the Ulster Hall audience to a delightful pared-back visit of his exalted canon of work, and even with two encores had the crowd begging for more. Almost a year ago exactly, Thompson had played a scintillating set in The Belfast […]

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Jesse Malin live in Belfast

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 Limelight 2, Belfast22nd June 2019 Jesse Malin is a frequent visitor to these isles, but it been four years since his last release and shows in Ireland. Tonight we are treated to a complete performance of his seminal first album, ‘The Fine Art of Self Destruction’. At the time of its release,  the album was […]

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Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella live in Belfast

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The Lyric Theatre, Belfast9th June 2019 The big question arising out of tonight’s gig, is why it took 24 years for this pair to record an album together? Kieran Goss, long regarded as one of Irish folk’s brightest stars and songwriters, and his wife Annie Kinsella, a consummate voice in her right and one-time member […]

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Interview with Alejandro Escovedo

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FT:  Your music covers a spectrum of styles and I imagine influences, who did you listen to, and who influenced you as a writer? AE:  It’s so funny too, even within myself I struggle sometimes , I think all the bands that I loved and followed, bands like The Count Five, The Midnighters, Solomon Burke, […]

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Fairport Convention live in Belfast

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Lyric Theatre, Belfast27th May 2019 I suspect there are many in the audience on a Sunday night in the lush settings of the Lyric Theatre, who went along partly as a nostalgia trip. Fairport Convention is one of the seminal groups in folk. Their historical significance in the genre is secured and revered. With a […]

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