Category Archive: Interviews

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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Interview with Una Clarkin

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After a successful performance during the recent Ards International Guitar Festival, I caught up with Belfast songwriter Una Clarkin for a chat about her current work, self-promotion and future plans. You’ve been involved in the Northern Ireland music scene for a while; tell me a little about those early years and beginnings? I suppose you […]

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Interview with Jesca Hoop

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On 29th August, the Marine Court Hotel in Bangor plays host to Sam Beam (of Iron and Wine) and acclaimed songwriter Jesca Hoop. It’s one of our most anticipated shows of this year’s Open House Festival, if not the year so far. They released the collaborative album of duets ‘Love Letter For Fire’ on 15th […]

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Interview with Spirit Family Reunion

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Spirit Family Reunion is a tough band to pin down. You’re going to get country, bluegrass, rock and roll and a smattering of gospel in the mix. Undoubtedly you’ll witness one hell of a live show with high energy performances, good old fashioned story telling and straight-up honest tunes. They’re just about to start their […]

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Interview with The Sandrunners

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The Sandrunners are gearing up to release their debut album in Belfast later this month.  Ahead of the launch, I managed to have a quick chat with band member David McCann about the band and the new record. Tell me how the Sandrunners came together and who’s in the band. Well, John and Ryan and Mark […]

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Dana Masters Interview

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Ahead of her debut album launch show at the Mac I caught up with Dana Masters for a quick chat. You grew up in South Carolina. The Southern states of America, in general, have a great history of music, but there’s also a darker history of oppression and all too often the two are intertwined. […]

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Eleanor McEvoy Interview

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Ahead of her Belfast concert I caught up with Eleanor McEvoy for a chat about her latest record, gardening and hearses. You’ve just released a new record entitled ‘Naked Music’. It’s a collection of some of your best-known material in a stripped back and intimate form that found inspiration from a collection of paintings. Tell me […]

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Ben Glover – Interview

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Ben Glover’s hitting the road again with two of Northern Ireland’s finest songwriters; Matt McGinn and Malojian’s Stevie Scullion under the touring title of Northern Lights. This tour sees the trio undertake a series of Irish and European shows.  Despite his increasingly busy schedule, I was delighted to get a chance to have a chat with Ben about […]

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Interview with Malojian’s Stevie Scullion

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It’s been a busy year for Stevie Scullion and Malojian.  The band released their second album the impressive ‘Southlands’ and just as 2015 draws to a close along comes a new video for the song ‘Crease of Your Smile’. We recently managed to get Stevie to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule for […]

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Interview with Willie Watson

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Former Old Crow Medicine Show man Willie Watson’s been touring relentlessly for quite a while since the release of his debut solo long-player. He spared a few minutes to have a chat with us about what’s been happening since he split with the band, why he hates country music and why Irish audiences are the […]

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