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.

Kitt Philippa announces new single and tour

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The 2018 emergence of Kitt Philippa (KP) with the single ‘Human’ was hailed and supported by Mary Anne Hobbs and Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), RTE 2FM, The Irish Times and many more. A new single entitled ‘Grace’ is a reductive reflection on a love most innocent, a […]

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RHR – Mahogany Drift

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RHR is new musical collaboration consisting of three master guitar players; Troy Redfern, Jack J Hutchinson, and Mike Ross, hence the abbreviated title. The trio have combined not only their immense fretboard skills, but also their songwriting talents to produce their debut record ‘Mahogany Drift’. A rich vein of musical DNA runs through the record that […]

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The Dodge Brothers – Drive Train

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‘Drive Train’ is the third long player from British band The Dodge Brothers. Featuring fourteen original tracks composed by the band and one cover, the listener might think that the record will be long one, but with the average song lasting two and half minutes the record appears to fly by in an all engrossing moment […]

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Martin Barre – Roads Less Travelled

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Martin Barre is best known for being the guitarist whose playing style was an integral and defining part of the sound of Jethro Tull for almost fifty years, during which time the band famously and somewhat controversially beat Metallica to win the 1989 Grammy award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. He will release his sixth solo record ‘Roads Less […]

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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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