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.

Kevin Gordon – Tilt and Shine

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‘Tilt And Shine’ is the latest release from critically acclaimed artist Kevin Gordon. A performer who has somehow managed to stay under the radar of mainstream success despite having had songs recorded by Keith Richards, Irma Thomas, Levon Helm, and Lucinda Williams. It’s difficult to tell if the album is of a fully autobiographical nature but […]

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Cormac Nesson Announces Belfast Solo Concerts

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Due for release in late 2018, Cormac Neeson’s maiden solo venture, entitled ‘White Feather’, will propel him into the life-affirming world of country soul, Celtic roots and laid-back folk-rock. Through a series of crafted, introspective songs, Neeson will deliver a fantastic new sound, drawing heavily on his deeply personal experiences of upheaval and seismic change […]

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The Coronas announce Ulster Hall Show

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Emulating legendary appearances by the late Rory Gallagher, The Coronas are making Ulster Hall Christmas concerts a regular and much-anticipated occurrence. The last two years have been incredible for The Coronas. Their most recent album ‘Trust The Wire’ went to No. 1, and they sold out many Irish shows including their biggest ever headline show […]

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Villagers announce Belfast show

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Villagers announce a Belfast show at the Empire Music Hall ahead of the release of their fourth studio album ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’. The new record will be released by Domino on Friday 21st September 2018. Following the exquisitely sparse, intimate aura of 2015’s ‘Darling Arithmetic’, Conor O’Brien’s new record reconnects with the multi-faceted approach […]

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Aretha Franklin live at The Fillmore West

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I thought long and hard about writing a tribute to the Queen of Soul and then I thought why rehash all the same stuff that everyone else is writing about? The best tribute to Aretha Franklin is the rich musical history that she has left behind her and it speaks about her incredible talent so much […]

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The Will of The People

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With politicians about to go off on their summer holidays and storm clouds gathering over the United Kingdom and Europe anticipating the threat of a no deal Brexit, we keep hearing a lot from people claiming to be champions for the “will of the people” in the media. Isn’t it ironic that the very people […]

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Donovan live at Leo’s Tavern

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Friday the 13th is well known for the reputation it has earned over the years but this year there was no hint of bad luck, only good music and great company as Folk and Tumble joined in the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Leo’s Tavern in Donegal. Tonight’s programme features a special line […]

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Leo’s 50th Anniversary

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There’s nothing like getting ready for a few days away with some great music to look forward to. We’re packing our bags and setting our satellite navigation for the tiny village of Crolly in County Donegal to join in the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Leo’s Tavern. With Headline acts such as Donovan, Hazel O’Connor, Moya […]

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Clannad – Turas 1980

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Recorded in Germany in 1980, ‘Turas 1980’, a recently-discovered archive radio broadcast shines a light on an exciting period in Clannad’s history. Two years before they would reach international stardom with ‘Theme From Harry’s Game’, it mostly covers material of their first three records. The setlist is full of rare delights and some familiar songs […]

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