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The folk alt-rock­ers

Did the lo­cal mu­sic you grew up with have any ef­fect on your own ma­te­rial? Not really, to be hon­est! The type of stuff I write is gen­er­ally in­flu­enced by dif­fer­ent artists from all over the place. I am a fan of Neil Han­non, though. What’s your favourite thing about Derry? It’s such a mu­si­cal town! It’s a great plea­sure to be a part of the net­work of mu­si­cians, too. Your favourite venue? Sandi­nos back bar is a favourite. An Cul­turlann’s a great spot to play, and there’s a new venue at the moment called the Glass­works. It’s a beau­ti­ful old build­ing that used to be a church, then a li­brary, and it’s gonna host some great gigs, in­clud­ing Other Voices. What are your plans for 2013? We have some big gigs in mind for next year, some fes­ti­vals, and maybe some in­ter­est­ing mu­si­cal col­lab­o­ra­tions. And al­bum num­ber two! I reckon it’s gonna be a pretty good year.

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