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.

West My Friend – In Constellation

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Veterans of the Canadian Folk music scene for more than ten years, West My Friend are about to release their most ambitious and complex collection of music to date.  ‘In Constellation’ takes all the classic elements of Folk music and enhances them through new and exciting orchestral arrangements.  Classic folk instruments, guitars, mandolins and accordion […]

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The Revelers – At the End of The River

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‘At the End of The River’ finds Cajun aficionados, The Revelers in fine form. It’s the third long player from a band who have built up their sound by combining Zydeco with Americana, Blues and 50’s Pop. Based in Louisiana and featuring vocals in both French and English the band describe themselves as being dedicated […]

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RHR – Hotel Toledo

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Redfern, Hutchinson and Ross are back!  Following on from the critically acclaimed ‘Mahogany Drift’ the trio are back with ‘Hotel Toledo’, and it just might surprise fans of their previous record.  Digging deep into Spanish culture the Tres Hermanos have cultivated a sound that conjures up imagery that would feel right at home in a […]

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Big Dave McLean – Pocket Full of Nothin’

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 ‘Pocket full of Nothin’ opens with ‘Songs of the Blues’ which really sets the scene for the rest of the record.  It’s an up tempo lyrical tribute to various styles and causes of the blues. From Chicago, Texas, to broken hearts, drink and beyond, it’s an introduction that doesn’t take itself too seriously and, also […]

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Ian Anderson live in Haarlem, NL

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I first saw Jethro Tull in Edinburgh in 1992 and I’ve been fan ever since, over the years I’ve seen the band live on many occasions.  Performing under his own name as a solo artist, flautist and former lead singer of the band, Ian Anderson is currently into his second year touring his tribute act, […]

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Jake La Botz – They’re Coming For Me

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Eight records into his lengthy and varied career Jake La Botz is back with ‘They’re Coming For Me’.  A renowned story teller with a history based in the theatres and libraries of his native Chicago, La Botz developed a keen understanding of the power of words and quickly learned to combine them with some of […]

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Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Dragons

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‘Dragons’ is the first full release from Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors since 2017’s critically acclaimed ‘Souvenir’.  In between records Holcomb kept busy by releasing the E.P. ‘Goodbye Road’ with folk duo Johnnyswim, touring with his wife Ellie Holcomb, and a series of support shows for Willie Nelson.  Not one to rest on his laurels […]

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Clannad announce final Belfast Concert

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Irish Folk legends Clannad will bring their farewell tour to Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Saturday 29th February 2020. Celebrating fifty years together as a band, the tour will see them dig deep into their past to delight fans with their unique brand of Irish folk music and new-age melodies at their final Belfast show. On […]

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Jared Deck – Bully Pulpit

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Following on from 2016’s self-titled debut album, Jared Deck is back with the soul filled ‘Bully Pulpit’.  With a history behind him that involved working as a musical director in an Oklahoma megachurch, (Before being sacked by text message while making his first record), working in factory, (he lost his job there due to outsourcing) […]

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