Author Archives: Gerry McNally

Gerry McNally

About Gerry McNally

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

Anthony Toner album release show

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Anthony Toner will release his much anticipated new long-player ‘Ink’ with an album launch show at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre on 23rd April 2017. He will be joined on this very special evening by some of Northern Ireland’s best-known musicians with Eilidh Patterson, Ciaran Lavery, and John McCullough announced for the show. With seven albums and more […]

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Talkin’ ’bout a revolution

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Almost from the birth of modern folk music, generations of musicians have taken a stand against the unfair, the unjust and the downright stupid. With the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America, those voices of dissent have never been needed more. From the grit of Steve Earle, high hopes of […]

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Alternative Xmas Tunes

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Sometimes it feels like we’ve been listening to Xmas music forever.  Since early November shops have been blasting out the commercial “Best of Xmas” hits to all and sundry and now that December’s short dark days are upon us the disk jockeys on the wireless aren’t exactly inspiring with their playlists either. As we finally get around […]

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Brigid O’Neill – Live at No Alibis

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Friday 18th November 2016 No Alibis Bookshop, Belfast It’s a cold winter night in Belfast as we make our way past the hostelries and revelers on Belfast’s Botanic Avenue to the warmth and comfort of No Alibis Bookshop. Tonight’s treat nestled amongst the bookshelves is a live show featuring Brigid O’Neill and Matt McGinn. Comfortably […]

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Kenny Rogers Live in Belfast

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Kenny Rogers takes to the stage of the SSE Arena promptly at 9pm and opens with the instant crowd-pleasing ‘Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town’. Age hasn’t been too kind to Rogers. He’s 78 and knee surgery has left him with a limp and forces him to do the majority of the show seated. His […]

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Status Quo Live at The SSE Arena

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It’s a dedicated audience who’ve gathered in Belfast’s SSE Arena tonight for Quo’s ‘Last Night of the Electrics’ tour. Given that guitarist Rick Parfitt’s recent health issues mean he’s missing this tour the band were quick to offer refunds to fans who felt they were unable to go, but tonight the still denim clad, grey-haired […]

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The Saw Doctors announce Belfast show

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After a break of almost three years, folk-rockers The Saw Doctors have announced they will play a show at Belfast’s iconic Ulster Hall in January 2017. From humble beginnings playing pub gigs in the 1980s, the band burst onto the international scene when they were discovered by and toured with Mike Scott of The Waterboys. […]

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The Answer – SOLAS

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Ten albums into their career and the Answer are about to release what is possibly their most ambitious and creative record to date. Solas is a record that sees the band embrace their own Celtic folk culture and fuse it with their usual trademark guitar-fuelled rock anthems. The epic ‘Battle Cry (Seo An La Mo Laoch […]

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The 4 of Us announce album and shows

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It’s hard to believe that the Murphy brothers from Newry first achieved massive success with their debut record ‘Songs For The Tempted’ twenty-seven years ago.  Hit singles ‘Mary’ and ‘Drag My Name Down’ still get regular air play on radio stations across Europe and secured the brothers a well-earned place in the history of Irish music. […]

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