Mumblin’ Deaf Ro Dictionary Crimes Album Launch – Friday 14th September

Mumblin’ Deaf Ro will launch his long awaited (from DHL) album Dictionary Crimes downstairs in Whelan’s on Friday 14th September.

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The launch has been moved downstairs in Whelan’s due to “unforeseen circumstances” (popular demand).

Popical Island is proud to announce the release of ‘Dictionary Crimes’, the brilliant new album by acclaimed songwriter Mumblin’ Deaf Ro.

Mumblin’ Deaf Ro is a Dublin-based songwriter who has released two albums to date. ‘Senor, My Friend . . .’ (2003) was called ‘a rare thing: a genuine cult classic’ (Irish Times) and ‘one of the lost classics of Irish indie pop (Mongrel). ‘The Herring and the Brine’ (2007) was voted one of the best Irish albums of the decade on Nialler9, AU and Cluas.

Ro has played live with a wide range of Irish and international artists including Lisa Hannigan, Andy Irvine, William E Whitmore, Diana Jones and Chatham County Line.

‘Dictionary Crimes’ is Ro’s third album. The album tries to explain what it’s like to be part of a family. Unlike the previous two storytelling albums, ‘Dictionary Crimes’ is largely autobiographical.

The music centres around interlocking guitar parts with sensitive backing on bass and drums. The musicians who worked on the album are Donnchadh Hoey (Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Iarla Ó’Lionáird), Conor Rapple (Steerage, Alien Items) and Joss Moorkens (Dudley Corporation, Si Schroeder). The album was recorded by Jimmy Eadie(previous work with David Kitt, Jape, Crash Ensemble) and produced by contemporary composer Enda Bates. The album took Ro five years to write but was recorded more or less live in about four days.

If you work for DHL, please stop reading this and deliver my album“, Ro commented earlier this week.

Mumblin’ Deaf Ro Dictionary Crimes LP Launch
Lie Ins
Friday 14th September
Upstairs At Whelan’s

Tickets for the launch are €10 whicih includes a copy of the album and are available from or the WAV Box Office on 1890 200078.

You can also see Ro play a free gig this Saturday at Nialler9’s Minimum Maximum in the Monster Truck Gallery in Temple Bar, and he also plays Designist on North Great Georges Street on Sunday 30th September with The Driftwood Manor & Mossy Nolan.

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