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.

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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Mike Ross – The Clovis Limit (Pt.1)

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After the success of his last record ‘Jenny’s Place’ and the RHR project which saw the release last year of the acclaimed ‘Mahogany Drift’ record, Mike Ross is back with ‘The Clovis Limit (Pt.1)’. Recorded in Nashville and partly inspired by the post-apocalyptic novel ‘The Peripheral’, the record is quite the departure from Ross’ previous […]

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Cormac Neeson – White Feather

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‘White Feather’ is the first solo release from Cormac Neeson who’s best known as the front man of rock band The Answer. In a break from what fans of that band are used to, this record uses ten stripped back Americana/Gospel based and predominantly acoustic tracks to detail some very challenging changes in Neeson’s life. […]

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Fairport Convention 50th Anniversary Concerts

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Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band broke new ground with records such as ‘Liege & Lief’ and ‘Unhalfbricking’ both featuring folk legends Sandy Denny and Richard Thompson. The band has been through many changes, but the current members still retain a passion […]

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Jesse Malin announces Belfast Show

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A New York City singer songwriter born out of a hardcore punk and rock and roll background, Jesse Malin has played and toured since the age of 12. He is a streetwise story teller whose characters and slice of life lyrics portray a world of unsung heroes, helpless romantics and rock & roll survivors. Comparisons […]

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Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves

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Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves’ self-titled debut album is a powerful opening statement from the two world-class musicians. The record showcases the spectacular musicianship of two artists on the leading edge of a generation of old-time players who are questioning old narratives, and acknowledging the diversity that has always existed in the genre. The […]

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Mike Ross – Young Man

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Ahead of his exciting new solo album release, Mike Ross has just released the first single ‘Young Man’. Written by Ross and inspired by stories of the old west, the song has an old time feel to it that sounds as if it has come straight out of a jazz bordello in the Deep South […]

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