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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.

Junior Johnson – Coulda Done Better

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He’s been busy looking after his bees and working on other projects but October 2017 sees County Antrim’s Junior Johnson release a new three-track EP entitled ‘Coulda Done Better’. Opening with the rocking ‘Born In The Wrong Time’, the listener is immediately caught up in a fiery country rock tune that features some swirling Hammond […]

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Robert Plant – Carry Fire

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‘Carry Fire’ is the latest offering from the former Led Zeppelin frontman and continues the musical odyssey that he’s been on since leading what was arguably the most influential rock band in musical history. ‘The May Queen’ and ‘Season’s Song’ are both Celtic sounding acoustic-folk tracks that very much feel like love songs to old pagan […]

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Neil Young – Hitchhiker

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Part of the ongoing archives project, ‘Hitchhiker’ features some of Neil Young’s best-known material in an acoustic demo style. Most of the material has been released on live albums or in different versions over the years but it is the intimacy of this collection that really makes the collection shine. Recorded in 1976, when Young’s […]

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Mandy Bingham – The Days Of Pearly Spencer

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The 6th October 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the late David McWilliams’s hit ‘The Days Of Pearly Spencer’. To mark the occasion a new version of the song will be released by David’s daughter Mandy Bingham. Mandy along with her guitarist husband Graham has been quietly developing her own musical career over the […]

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Malojian – Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home

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Arriving just less than a year after ‘This Is Nowhere’, the latest offering from Malojian, ‘Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home’ shows the creativity of Stephen Scullion is showing no signs of slowing down. Initially beginning life as a solo project in association with Northern Ireland Screen, the recordings quickly gathered pace, took on a […]

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Brigid O’Neill – Touchstone

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Brigid O’Neill’s ‘Touchstone’ opens with the interesting stripped back sound of ‘Little Bird’.  Though mainly a vocal track, it’s accompanied by Uilleann pipes in the background. The message of the song is clear and, in this case, is given from the perspective of a parent watching a child grow and finding their own path in life. […]

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Robert Plant announces Belfast show

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Robert Plant will return to Belfast’s iconic Ulster Hall on Saturday 2nd December 2017. Before that he releases a new album ‘Carry Fire’ on 13th October which will be his first full length release since 2014’s ‘Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar’. Once again he will be accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters, with Seth Lakeman […]

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The Coronas – Trust the Wire

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Ten years into their career the Coronas have just released their fifth album ‘Trust The Wire’ and show no signs of slowing up. They’ve been on a successful roll for the last few years honing their live skills with major festival appearances and sell out headline concerts across the country and it is somewhat amazing […]

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Gareth Dunlop – No. 79

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August 11th will see Gareth Dunlop release his new long player ‘No. 79’. The opening track ‘New Day’ provides a nice laid back introduction to the record and gives the listener a feeling of positivity that flows and ebbs throughout this collection. ‘High Life’ which is co-written with producer Bobby Hamrick is a classic love […]

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