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.

Rory Gallagher: Donegal “All Time Great”

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It speaks volumes of the talent of, and the continuing affection for Ballyshannon native Rory Gallagher, Ireland’s premier blues guitarist, who has just been crowned Donegal “All Time Great” in an opinion poll run by the Donegal Democrat.  In the online poll hosted by the newspaper since January, Gallagher, who died in 1995 consistently topped […]

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Joshua Burnell – The Road To Horn Fair

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The first thing you notice about ‘The Road To Horn Fair’ is the beautiful artwork that adorns the CD cover. Lovingly created by artist Randy Asplund it is spread across a folded die cut cover that when opened reveals a medieval castle complete with coded verses on the reverse in medieval runes. The enclosed disk […]

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Una Clarkin – Marianne

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Singer–songwriter Una Clarkin will release her new single ‘Marianne’ in March with a special launch show taking place at this year’s Belfast Nashville Songwriters’ Festival. Born from musings on a dark winter’s night, ‘Marianne’ is a tip of the hat to the two late great music legends, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen. Upon making a […]

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Cormac Nesson album launch show

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Following on from his two sold-out Belfast shows last year singer-songwriter and The Answer frontman, Cormac Neeson has announced his album release show will take place at The Black Box, Belfast in May 2019. He’s currently promoting the release of his new single, ‘Broken Wing’, from his forthcoming 2019 debut album, ‘White Feather’ due for […]

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Interview with Anthony Toner

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FT: You’ve a new record on the way.  Tell me a little about it. AT: This is the most upbeat and uptempo record I’ve recorded in a long time. Subject-wise, the last couple of records have examined themes of loss, inspired by my mother’s death and my father’s decline. So there have been lots of […]

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John Blek – Thistle & Thorn

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‘Thistle & Thorn’ is the fourth album by Irish songwriter John Blek. Opening song ‘The Blackwater’ quickly sets the tone of the album as one that uses the vivid imagery of nature’s beauty and colours to spin tales of love, loss and personal struggle. It is a theme continued throughout songs such as ‘Colours Rising’, […]

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Martyn Joseph – Here Come The Young

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Some thirty-five years into his career prolific singer and songwriter Martyn Joseph has a new record on the way and it could be his edgiest yet. ‘Here Come The Young’ finds Joseph in fiery form as he delivers a stinging critique of the social and political situation – not only in his native United Kingdom, […]

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Steph Cameron live in Belfast

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19th January 2019McHugh’s Bar, Belfast The ‘Winterwood’ Tour featuring double headline acts Twin Bandit and Steph Cameron rolled into Belfast for the annual Out To Lunch Festival and by the end of the night, we were more than glad that it did. Opening and closing duties on this tour are shared by both acts and […]

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The Dodge Brothers live in Belfast

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Black Box, Belfast12th January 2019 January is usually a dull and dreary month. Poor weather, bills to pay and a seemingly endless wait until payday. Thankfully, for Belfast natives, the annual Out to Lunch Festival is back to brighten up the short dark dreary days. Today is no exception. It might be a grey dull […]

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