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Posted on Sat 01 Nov 2014

Carrie Rodriquez

The Errigle Inn, Belfast on Thursday 13 November 2014
Doors Open at 8:00PM
Starts at 8:45PM
Ticket Price: £14.00

Posted on Sun 26 Oct 2014

The Lost Brothers at The Errigle Inn

The Errigle Inn, Wednesday 26th November

The Lost Brothers 4th album, New Songs Of Dawn and Dust, is the start of something new for the Irish duo. Their previous release, 2012's "The Passing Of The Night", was the closing chapter in a trilogy of records that started with their debut album "Trails of the Lonely" in 2008.

Since forming in Liverpool in 2007 the songwriting duo has chosen to collaborate with other artists on each album, recording in Portland with Mike Coykendall and Adam Selzer, in Sheffield with Richard Hawley's band and in Nashville with Brendan Benson and members of Old Crow Medicine Show and
The Cardinals, respectively. So it's somehow fitting the band have returned to Liverpool, to record the first of a new trilogy with Bill Ryder-Jones, solo artist and former guitarist of local heroes The Coral, at the production helm.
Recording was scheduled to begin when Ryder-Jones returned from touring as guest guitarist with the Arctic Monkeys. "Everyone was busy so we waited til the stars aligned and then went for it! We felt like we had a dream team of pals to make the album we really wanted." explains Oisin. "We flew in from
appearing on Russian national TV in Moscow straight into the studio to record the record".

From the 30 songs written on the road, 15 were selected for the studio, recording 12 and 9 appearing on the album with three instrumentals. All recorded and mixed in 7 days at Parr Street Studios.

It's no surprise that gigs in the last few years with luminaries such as Brendan
Benson, The Frames, Billy Bragg, John Prine, Squeeze and, most recently, The Delines have landed them plenty of vocal support from their musical mentors & peers.

Posted on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Martyn Joseph

The Errigle Inn, Belfast on Thursday 6 November 2014
Doors Open at 8:00PM
Starts at 8:45PM
Ticket Price: £15.00

Posted on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Anais Mitchell Black Box Belfast 5 November

Anais Mitchell is first and foremost a storyteller. As a Vermont- and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, Mitchell recorded for Ani Difranco's Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded work are four full-length albums, including 2010s sensationally-reviewed Hadestown- a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth and 2012s Young Man in America, which was described by the UK's Independent as 'an epic tale of American becoming'. Mitchell has headlined solo and band performances worldwide as well as supporting tours for artists like Bon Iver, Ani Difranco, and the Low Anthem (all of whom appear as guest singers on Hadestown). At the moment, she's touring with friend and collaborator Jefferson Hamer in support of Child Ballads, a co-arranged collection of traditional Celtic and British Isles ballads. If there's a common thread in Mitchell's work from her earliest acoustic records, to the opera, to this new chapter - it's that she's as interested in the world around her as the one inside her. She has a way of tackling big themes with the same emotional intimacy most artists use to describe their inner lives. "That's why", as one journalist put it, "there's a sexual ambiguity about her work and why, even in her most intimate moments, she never sounds like a confessional songwriter."

Rachel Ries opens the show. Daughter of Mennonite missionaries, Rachel Ries hails from the inspiring, vast expanses of South Dakota, by way of Zaire. She crafts slyly compassionate songs for the crooked hearted. With an electric guitar, clear voice and steady hand, she pulls the listener into her world of city grit, country dirt, and her open-eyed search for redemption and reason.