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 Kimmie Rhodes

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Kimmie Rhodes has just released a new book entitled ‘Radio Dreams’ detailing not only her own life and career but also the life and career of her late husband and soulmate Joe Gracey. As she prepares to bring her book tour to Belfast as part of the 2018 Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival I caught up […]

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Sam Morrow – Concrete and Mud

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‘Concrete and Mud’ is the third album to be released by Houston native Sam Morrow, in which the listener is treated to a heady mix of classic southern rock, country, funk, and political insight. Openers ‘Heartbreak Man’ and ‘Paid By The Mile’ are classic foot-stompers that are cleverly blended with some very fine funky grooves […]

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Leo’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations

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It’s one of Donegal’s most welcoming and best-known bars and this July will see a raft of events taking place to celebrate fifty years since the late Leo Brennan opened Tabhairne Leo as a live music venue. Famous not only for being Donegal’s premier live music venue Leo’s also gave birth to the career of […]

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Harlem Gospel Choir to Play Belfast’s Ulster Hall

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The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir will play Belfast’s iconic Ulster Hall on Sunday 28th October 2018. Performing their unique mix of contemporary gospel, jazz and blues, power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy.  For over two decades they have been America’s premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power […]

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The Red Hot Chilli Pipers Return to the SSE Arena

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The dust has barely settled on the SSE Arena since the last Red Hot Chilli Pipers show and as promised they are coming back! In the Spring of 2018, the band will record new material for a new studio album which will be released in the Autumn of 2018.  Entitled ’15’, it represents a high […]

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The 4 of Us – Birds Eye View

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There’s something special in the way The 4 of Us can casually turn a horrific series of events into nostalgia-drenched melodic memory. Much of their current record ‘Sugar Island’ touches on their experiences as children growing up in the Newry area of County Down close to the border with the Republic of Ireland and their current […]

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Mike Ross – Jenny’s Place

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English guitarist and bluesman Mike Ross is set to unleash a new record in March 2018 and it’s full of soul. Opening with the deliciously dark and brooding ‘Bamboozled’, the tone of the record is quickly set as a guitar-driven blues fest. Ross’ solos and growls furiously leading the band into the catchy chorus and back […]

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Interview with Steven Wilson

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Ahead of his forthcoming Belfast and Dublin concerts, I was delighted to catch up with the legendary prog musician, composer, and producer Steven Wilson to discuss amongst other things his musical inspirations, the pressures of remixing a classic album, and his Dorian Grey-like ability to look like a man half his age. What are your […]

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers live in Belfast

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We caught up with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers in December 2016 on their last visit to the SSE Arena and fourteen months later they are as bright, colourful and playful as ever. As usual, their high energy Bagrock performance consists of classic rock tunes intertwined with intricate highland jigs and reels. Raucous versions of […]

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