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.

Interview with The Orphan Brigade

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During their recent Italian tour we managed to have a long distance conversation with  Ben Glover, Neilson Hubbard, and Joshua Brit from The Orphan Brigade as they travelled between shows. There’s more to The Orphan Brigade than you three guys. Tell me who else is involved and what lead to the formation of the band? […]

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Gareth Dunlop homecoming show

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Belfast native Gareth Dunlop has spent the last few years traveling between sister cities Belfast in Northern Ireland and Nashville, Tennessee. The poetic vulnerability in his songs and distinctive, soulful voice has led to Gareth’s music being featured in a wide array of television shows including Bones, House, Lucifer, and Nashville to name a few. […]

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Beth Orton announces Belfast show

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Best known for mixing folk music and electronica, Beth Orton is one of the most unique and beguiling voices in British music today. In support of her sixth album, ‘Kidsticks’, Orton will play Belfast’s Limelight 2 on 3rd February 2018. As well as being known as part of the folk revival scene she is also one of […]

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Robert Plant live in Belfast

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The Ulster Hall, Belfast 2nd December 2017 It’s been three years since Robert last graced the stage of the Ulster Hall and we were pretty excited about seeing him again and hearing live material from his new record ‘Carry Fire’. Plant, along with The Sensational Space Shifters, took to the stage promptly at 8.45pm and […]

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Hans Chew – Open Sea

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At first sight, the new album from Hans Chew with a track listing of six songs is easily mistaken for an EP. Once you listen, you quickly realise this is no ordinary album. Hans Chew is an accomplished pianist and guitarist and he puts those skills to good use here on what is his fourth studio […]

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Jeremy Pinnell – Ties Of Blood And Affection

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Any record that opens with the line “laid up in the house full of hookers and wine”, as the opening track ‘Ballad Of 1892’ does, immediately grabs the attention of the listener and sets the tone of Pinnell’s new record as classic country that maybe doesn’t take itself too seriously. Similarly, ‘The Way We See Heaven’ […]

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Steph Cameron – Daybreak Over Jackson Street

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The latest offering from Canadian Steph Cameron is a little deceptive on first listen. The opening track, and title track ‘Daybreak Over Jackson Street’ features upbeat guitar picking and a hint of vulnerability on Cameron’s vocal that makes the listener think this is going to be a happy ode to a former hometown. It isn’t. It quickly […]

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The Lost Brothers Interview

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They are about to celebrate ten years together, release a new album and hit the road again. We caught up with Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland AKA The Lost Brothers for a chat as they prepare for the tour. Let’s go back to the beginning. How did you both meet and what lead to the formation […]

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Junior Johnson – Coulda Done Better

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He’s been busy looking after his bees and working on other projects but October 2017 sees County Antrim’s Junior Johnson release a new three-track EP entitled ‘Coulda Done Better’. Opening with the rocking ‘Born In The Wrong Time’, the listener is immediately caught up in a fiery country rock tune that features some swirling Hammond […]

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