Alan Tully – The Age of Sail EP

Debut EP from Dubliner Alan Tully. Available for free through Bandcamp:

http://www.alantullymusic.com/

Quotes about The Age of Sail:

“Evokes the folk stylings of ’50s and ’60s…” Hotpress Magazine

“Alan’s voice takes full control and each song has it’s own character. Emotion and passion drive superb lyrics…” Music Review Unsigned

“Lovely acoustic playing, confident well delivered vocals, augemted here and there with a little harmonica and e-bow. They’re the sort of songs that make you want to sit up and listen carefully.”
– MusiciansTogether.com

“Bywater is well worth the listen…” 2UIBestow

Alan Tully @ The Purple Sessions

http://www.youtube.com/MeAcousticSessions

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Hefty Horse – Hefty Christmas Compilation EP

Here is the first of many Hefty Horse compilations called Hefty Christmas EP featuring At Last An Atlas, Crayonsmith, Norabelle, Big Monster Love and Brian Walsh. It’s available from Bandcamp for free!

1.At Last An Atlas – When You Come Home for Christmas 03:46
2.Big Monster Love – Nollaig Na mBan (Come And Gone) 03:15
3.Crayonsmith (featuring Niamh Buckley) – All I Want For Christmas 03:17
4.Norabelle – Stay Another Day 04:15
5.Brian Walsh – Roll Right Over And Go To Sleep 03:26

Awake Young Soldiers – From The Vetern’s Dreams EP

Awake Young Soldiers are an Indie/Folk rock band based in Kildare. Since Forming in January 2010, the Band have released two EP’s.  Their debut EP “From The Vetern’s Dreams” is available for free through bandcamp.

During the summer of 2010, the band  played many strong support slots and festival appearances including Astral Plains, Oxegen, Festival of World Cultures, Castlepalooza, and Celtic Music Festival in Cahirciveen. Their first single also reached number 4 in the Irish download charts.

http://breakingtunes.com/awakeyoungsoldiers

Norabelle – Wren

Norabelle are an acoustic minimalist folk duo from Dundalk consisting of Ken Clarke (Guitar & Vocals), Shane O’Hanrahan (Guitar, Vocals and Piano)and occasionally Stephen Ludlow (drums). They play steady melodic music with delicately picked guitars and harmonized vocals. ‘Wren’ their debut album released in Jan 2011 has just been made available from Bandcamp for free!

Reviews:

2UIBestow [10 out of 12] http://2uibestow.blogspot.com/2011/04/album-review-norabelle-wren.html

Entertainment.ie: [3.5/5] http://entertainment.ie/album-review/Norabelle-Wren/7602.htm

Swear I’m Not Paul [4/5] http://www.swearimnotpaul.com/2011/05/album-review-norabelle-wren.html

Norabelle on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Norabelle/108772199155050