Thanks to our pals at Dolittle we’ve a pair of tickets to see Seamus Fogarty & Mossy Nolan at The Workman’s Club this Saturday for you to win.
Seamus Fogarty hails from the west of Ireland and writes songs about mountains that steal t-shirts, women who look like dinosaurs and various other unfortunate incidents.
He came to the attention of Scottish record label Fence Records after supporting James Yorkston (Domino/Fence Records) at a show in Kilkenny. An invitation to the Collective’s annual Home Game festival in Anstruther, Fife, soon followed – with Seamus performing in front of about five people at a secret pub show/bar room brawl. King Creosote was one of those in attendance, and was immediately hooked (nearly left-hooked).
This year began with Jim Carroll of the Irish Times picking Seamus as one of the 10 acts to keep an eye on for 2012. Since then he has played at the Camden Crawl in London, toured the UK with James Yorkston, opened for King Creosote and Jon Hopkins in Vicar Street, performed on the main stage at The Green Man Festival in Wales and the Body & Soul stage at the Electric Picnic in September. Seamus’s debut album, God Damn You Mountain, was released on Fence Records in April 2012 and is available to buy from http://www.fencerecords.com
Its not trad but its not folk either, a mix of rip-roaring delicately played instrumental compositions taking inspiration from all over Europe, together with drones, electronic sound scapes and spectacular vocals.
Mossy Nolan’s music has its roots in the folk and traditional realms for sure, but has the scope to reach a wider audience.Having been tipped as one to watch in 2012 from a few well respected corners of the music press, the quality and execution of the self titled debut album really does deliver. It is comprised of elegantly crafted songs and tunes both original and traditional played on Bouzouki and Mandolin.
Colm McGowan’s edgy style of guitar playing both acoustic and electronic adds dynamic all over the record and compliments the material beautifully. The pair have been busy touring the album since its release in March 2012, with gigs at Whelans as part of the Trad/Folk festival, support to Ronan O’Snodaigh (KILA) and Scottish folk/trad outfit LAU as well as a debut appearance at Electric Picnic 2012.
To be in with a chance of winning you just need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with SEAMUSFOGARTYTICKETSPLEASE as the subject by midday on Friday.
Saturday September 29th
The Workmans Club
Tickets €8 available from http://www.tickets.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.