THE MAHONES: Love+Death+Redemption Summer Tour 2018

The Mahones hit the road shortly for serious of Canadian dates and a extensive European tour including  spot on The Levellers Beautiful Days Festival

June 01 – O’Reilly’s – St. John’s, Canada
June 02 – O’Reilly’s – St. John’s, Canada
June 16 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Canada
June 23 – Blu Martini – Kingston, Canada
June 30 – House Of Targ – Ottawa, Canada
July 05 – Warehouse – St. Catherine’s, Canada
July 13 – Shamrock Castle Festival – Bammmersdorf, Germany
July 14 – Stadfest – Lindau, Germany
July 15 – Mighty Sounds Festival – Tabor, Czech Republic
July 17. – Zdunska Wola – Pub Variete, Poland
July 18 – Trinkteufel – Berlin, Germany
July 19 – Špilberk Castle – Brno, Czech Republik
July 20 – Rock auf Dem Berg – Marienberg, Germany
July 21 – Cafe Central – Weinheim, Germany
July 23 – Free & Easy Festival – Munich, Germany
July 26.03 – K3 – Hameln, Germany
July 27 – Nord Open Air – Essen, Germany
July 29 – Chez Narcisse – Le Val D’Ajol, France
July 30 – Le Dropkick – Reims, France
July 31 – Le Ferraille – Nantes, France
August 02 – Sesto San Giovanni (MI) – Carroponte Italy
August 03 – Montelago Celtic Festival – Maccerata, Italy
August 10 – Meisterschwanden – Drunken Sailors, Switzerland
August 17 – Beautiful Days Festival, England

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Nick Burbridge and Tim Cotterell: Resolved

Resolved is the second outing of the partnership between McDermott’s Two Hours signer, songwriter (as well as novelist, poet, playwright and general smart guy) Nick Burbridge and fiddler, multi-instrumentalist and producer Tim Cotterell
(also of Scot’s Celtic-rockers The Electrics). Like the duo’s first outing, Gathered, Resolved is not an immediate collection of music in anyway but worth (well worth) the investment. Beautiful poetic lyrics of ordinary lives livedm, overlaid with sparse and haunting Celtic melodies in a Dylan meets Planxty style. The main songs on the album are inter-spaced with Tankas – short poems in Japanese style (had to look that up!). Check out a couple of samples from Resolved below and give’em a few listens.

And for good measure here is Nick with The Levellers

and Ferocious Dog

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McDermott’s 2 Hours: Anticlockwise – A Compilation

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=2778432e3f&view=att&th=141a9ba49d483236&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P963UdBuUGH4aOcn7NNaH4b&sadet=1382058664349&sads=LwFnDaFPHPUzzyJC43gQLyzjT3UThe wonderful McDermott’s 2 Hours have a “Best of” album out this week. I could say lot’s of great things ’bout this band but I’ll leave that to their press guy.

Anticlockwise – A Compilation (Digital release, 20th October 2013 on OTF Recordings)

Nick Burbridge, the mastermind behind legendary Brighton-based folk-punk-poetry pioneers McDermott’s 2 Hours has announced an extensive partnership with the Levellers’ On The Fiddle Recordings. In celebration, the McDermott’s back catalogue will be released digitally via iTunes and Spotify for the first time, alongside new material.

Nick has also signed past and future songwriting to Levellers’ On The Fiddle Publishing.

This marks the climax to a long and fruitful association between Nick, McDermott’s, and The Levellers dating back over twenty years, from the time the latter put out a CD version of the original 1989 vinyl classic, The Enemy Within – through several collaborations and other recordings – to Besieged, an album former Levellers and June Tabor/Oysterband producer, Al Scott, is busy arranging and producing, which will emerge early in 2014.

Their pre-existing two decade old musical relationship has previously seen Nick’s songs covered by The Levellers themselves, notably ‘Dirty Davey’ and ‘Prisoner’, as well as All Kinds of Disorder, a highly original set of compositions that Levellers fiddle player Jon Sevink came up with to accompany Nick’s reading of his own poetry.

Anticlockwise, a fourteen-track compilation that charts McDermott’s long musical history from The Enemy Within to the forthcoming Besieged, will be released on 20th October 2013. It includes tracks from their three collaborative albums alongside other previously unreleased works.

The selection was made to highlight McDermotts’ dynamism as a full band, while featuring acoustic tracks, to give the first-time listener a powerful and lasting impression of their versatility, and the seasoned enthusiast a single recording that best exemplifies the endeavors of the many different musicians involved over the years.

All those tempted to explore or rediscover the source albums will then be able to find them in digital form, along with the highly acclaimed 2012 acoustic album, Gathered, made with multi-instrumentalist and producer Tim Cotterell.

As the 2013 Spiral Earth Awards Best Songwriter – an award Nick won convincingly, despite obstinately remaining on the fringe of the music industry and, for the most part, eschewing live performances through a combination of ongoing mental disorder and unceasing work in other forms (he has been published or produced as a novelist, playwright, poet, short story writer and journalist) – he continues to compose songs prolifically, and these will now be part of the ongoing On The Fiddle publishing deal.

After so many years crossing paths, this seems a fitting trail to take now, on both sides.

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