Cork Band, Foxglove, are launching their debut album, ‘Crazy At The Helm’, at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork on Friday 25th May. Our skills exchange is delighted to be supporting them and here’s what leader singer Niamh Murphy has to say about their new departure:
So I heard it said that a great idea is a great idea until it gets close to the time of fruition (hate this word!) In the midst of all the hard work and endless list of ‘things to do’ you find yourself thinking “what was I thinking!?”
Well here I am about to launch ‘Crazy at the Helm’ on the 25th May in the beautiful Triskel Christchurch venue with my band, a brass section, four part harmonies and a grand piano! Oh and also record, properly, audio and visuals which will hopefully be wonderful fodder that will yield an exciting debut album and video footage which will be released in the autumn. We will make it so Jean Luc!!
To soundtrack a beautiful and scary world please welcome Niamh Murphy aka Foxglove. Murphy officially presents debut EP Crazy at the Helm. Two of the featured songs have already enjoyed success with Land’s End recently being shortlisted by Hotpress Magazine and Winter featuring on the nationally acclaimed Irish female compilation album Cafe Irlandaise. As Crazy at the Helm is let loose, so is Foxglove set to perform with dates booked all over Ireland in the coming months. Joining Foxglove on this musical journey is a host of wonderful and accomplished musicians: Kate Curran on vocals/trumpet, Rob Dunne on guitars, John McAleer on bass and Dan Walsh on drums
With an album in the making Foxglove is prolific, expresses emotionally and is drawn in to observing, interpreting and reflecting over an all too often cruel, off kilter society. Foxglove songs embrace and encompass beauty found everywhere, every day. The real magic is in the live shows. Foxglove is due to play dates in Cork, Dublin, Wexford, Galway, Kerry, Waterford over the coming months. Guesting on this night will be the very talented Jack O’Rourke and Ger Meagan.
I also invited the fantastic Hard Ground to join us on the night and I hear that they will joined with a string quartet for their set. With extra lights hired in to pull up the amazing atmosphere even more and two great original bands playing you their music for the price of two pints it really should not be missed and we will be very glad to see people come out and support…and enjoy!! x
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