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Gerry McNally

About Gerry McNally

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

The Resonant Rogues – Hands In The Dirt

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‘Hands In The Dirt’ is the second long-player from North Carolina’s The Resonant Rogues. Much like their first offering ‘Here And Gone Again’, the album is full of the vibrant mix of Americana, Gypsy jazz and country blues we’ve come to expect from the band’s songwriting duo of Sparrow and Keith Smith. Opening with the […]

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Lindsay Ell announces Belfast show

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Canadian singer-songwriter Lindsay Ell has just announced a headline show at Belfast’s Limelight 2 which will take place on the 10th October 2017. Having already opened for artists such as Keith Urban and Buddy Guy, Ell lists Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tommy Emmanuel, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix as the inspiration behind her guitar style. 2017 has already been […]

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The 4 of Us – Going South

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‘Going South’ is the current single from ‘Sugar Island’ the lastest long player from the 4 of Us. A clever tale of nostalgia told through the eyes of innocence, the song describes the long gone hassle of crossing the Irish Border from North to South in a smoke filled car. As the tale unfolds, the […]

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Paddy Nash – Gate Fever

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Nash is no stranger to the Northern Ireland music scene, but his latest long player sees him go back to a more stripped back folkier sound than perhaps some fans will be used to. Here we take a look at some of the highlights of his new offering. Opening with ‘Connor’, the song sets the […]

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers Announce SSE Arena Show

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The Red Hot Chilli Pipers have announced a return to Belfast’s SSE Arena as part of their 2018 world tour. Riding high on the success of their unique brand of “Bagrock” the Chilli Pipers have developed a passionate fan base with their appearances at festivals such at T in the Park delighting audiences with their carefully […]

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Interview with Una Clarkin

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After a successful performance during the recent Ards International Guitar Festival, I caught up with Belfast songwriter Una Clarkin for a chat about her current work, self-promotion and future plans. You’ve been involved in the Northern Ireland music scene for a while; tell me a little about those early years and beginnings? I suppose you […]

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Rumours Retold at Ards Guitar Festival

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Queen’s Hall, Newtownards 7th April 2017 It’s hard to believe that 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Fleetwood Mac’s legendary ‘Rumours’. The songs are timeless and have become famous the world over thanks to constant radio play and TV’s Formula One coverage. Tonight finds us in the comfortable surroundings of the Queen’s […]

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Eleanor McEvoy live in Belfast

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Eleanor McEvoy is no stranger to Belfast, but this is her first time playing the Cathedral Quarter’s Black Box venue. She always draws a good crowd in the city and despite the warm, sunny weather and the fact it’s Mother’s Day, tonight is no exception. Opening with the non-conformist ‘I Want To Look Like Me’ […]

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Jake Clemons Irish Tour

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A few years ago, Jake Clemons filled some pretty big shoes when he joined The E-Street Band after the untimely death of his Uncle Clarence. A high-pressure job which has seen him complete world tours with Bruce Springsteen’s backing band and showcased his talents to huge international audiences. Undeterred by his busy E-Street schedule, Jake has […]

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