Category Archive: Singles

Mandy Bingham – The Days Of Pearly Spencer

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The 6th October 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the late David McWilliams’s hit ‘The Days Of Pearly Spencer’. To mark the occasion a new version of the song will be released by David’s daughter Mandy Bingham. Mandy along with her guitarist husband Graham has been quietly developing her own musical career over the […]

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King Cedar – Hey, I’m Stephen

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King Cedar is the new name on the lips of the alternative-folk community. Behind the alter-ego is a familiar voice, the tender tones of Stephen Macartney. The songwriter and vocalist formerly of Farriers has been a mainstay of the Northern Irish music scene for many years. He’s honed his craft in bars, backrooms, and festival […]

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Lo-Fi Fun Factory – Sunny Belfast

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‘Sunny Belfast’ is the current single from Lo-Fi Fun Factory. With an infectious riff and witty lyrics delivered by vocalist Dan Tindall, the song is a tongue in cheek commentary on life in the city of Belfast. Musically, it makes us think of a mix of Ian Dury’s songwriting and the vocal style of David […]

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The 4 of Us – Going South

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‘Going South’ is the current single from ‘Sugar Island’ the lastest long player from the 4 of Us. A clever tale of nostalgia told through the eyes of innocence, the song describes the long gone hassle of crossing the Irish Border from North to South in a smoke filled car. As the tale unfolds, the […]

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Matt McGinn – The End Of The Common Man

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Songwriter Matt McGinn is a familiar face on the Irish music scene. He’s traveled the world supporting major artists with his trusty guitar strapped to his back. Where others may have become world-weary, McGinn has honed his craft. He’s become more fired up and passionate about the world we live in. In days of terror […]

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Peter McVeigh – We Don’t Believe You

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We are all “Brenda from Bristol”. As soon as the echoes of another election came whispering through we all thought the same. You’re joking? Not another one. Oh for God’s sake. I can’t stand this. There’s too much politics going on at the moment. Why does she need to do it? She proclaimed. Whilst we […]

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Brigid O’Neil – Don’t Make Me Go To Town

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‘Don’t Make Me Go To Town’ is the latest release from County Down singer/songwriter Brigid O’Neill and follows on from last year’s successful EP ‘Arrivals and Departures’. Soulful clarinet and hypnotic percussion lead us into a slow moody jazz tune filled with double bass and drifting guitar that allows Brigid’s vocal to rise high above […]

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Exclusive: Son of the Hound – Galway Rain

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A few weeks back, Son of the Hound treated a booze-soaked and swaying crowd in the John Hewitt to a new song. That tune was ‘Galway Rain’ and by the crackling fire in The John Hewitt pub in a blistering cold Belfast city, it oozed a certain warmth and charm as it meandered its way […]

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Ryan Vail – Wounds

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Ryan Vail never ceases to amaze. Last year Folk and Tumble fell overboard for his collaboration with Ciaran Lavery, ‘Sea Legs’. This year, we’ve just had a taste of Vail’s forthcoming album, ‘For Every Silence’. Set for release by Quiet Arch on 26th March 2016, the lead single is ‘Wounds’. If the first cut is […]

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Amanda St. John – You Blew It

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‘You Blew It’ is the new single from County Antrim songstress Amanda St. John. Released on the 4th of December 2015 this provides the listener with a sample of what we can look forward to when Amanda releases her debut album ‘Grow’ in February 2016. The song was co-written and recorded in Nashville with producer John […]

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