Author Archives: Gerry McNally

Gerry McNally

About Gerry McNally

Gerry is the resident Folk & Tumble photographer and assistant editor. He likes his drinks black and his music blue.

Jack Cade – Bear Bones

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Taking a break from his work with The Every Day Sinners, Jack Cade is back with an honest and stripped-back solo record that is well worth getting acquainted with. The opening track, ‘He Lies On His Side’ tells a tale of awareness of change and realisation of broken dreams, but done without any self-pity. It […]

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JP Soars – Southbound I-95

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JP Soars is a well-known guitarist who’s toured with heavy metal bands, won the 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, built his own Cigar box guitars and loves blues music. ‘Southbound I-95’ is his fourth studio record and it is melting pot of musical genres coalescing around the blues. The funk drenched ‘Sure As Hell […]

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An evening with Nancy Kerr and James Fagan

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Award-winning folk duo Nancy Kerr and James Fagan have a long career of writing and recording together so it is only fitting that now is the time to release their first full live album. ‘An evening with Nancy Kerr & James Fagan’ was recorded over two nights in Hertfordshire and Sheffield and features a collection […]

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Fernando Viciconte – Traitor’s Table

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‘Traitor’s Table’ is the latest record from Portland, Oregon based Fernando Viciconte.  Co-written and recorded over six days in the studio with long-time friend and collaborator Luther Russell, the record is a raw no holds barred sonic treat. Themes of migration, identity, and division are explored using insightful lyrics and personal experience in the songs […]

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The Resonant Rogues – Autumn of the World

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‘Autumn of the World’ is the third record from The Resonant Rogues and while all the musical ingredients are there from the first two albums this one sees a significant shift in tone away from the carefree attitude portrayed on those previous recordings. The title track ‘Autumn of the World’ deals with the repercussions of […]

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Luther Russell – Medium Cool

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Best known for his work as the frontman of The Freewheelers and as a producer who’s worked with artists such as Richmond Fontaine and Noah and the Whale, Luther Russell earlier this year released his latest addition to his already extensive back catalogue, ‘Medium Cool’. From the start, it’s clear that this is a record […]

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Interview with Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella

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Ahead of an Irish tour, Folk and Tumble caught with Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella to chat about their musical influences, their new record, and their upcoming shows together. FT: Kieran, you grew up in Mayobridge County Down. What were your first musical memories and how did they influence you? KG: I grew up in […]

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Interview with Dave Pegg

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Ahead of concert dates in Armagh and Belfast later this month Folk and Tumble caught up with Fairport Convention’s bass player Dave Pegg for a light hearted chat about his musical career, Fairport Convention and a controversial Grammy win in 1989. FT: You’re about to bring the tour celebrating fifty years of Fairport Convention to […]

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Deepest Light – The Get Ahead

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The Get ahead is a Portland Oregon based band, heavily influenced by soul music; an influence that instantly leaps out of their newest record ‘Deepest Light’ and demands the attention of the listener. Across eleven tracks three-part vocal harmonies rise and fall across melodic songs such as ‘Faint Outline’, ‘Break’ and ‘I Want It Back’. […]

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