Night Sky Blue
Marking his second solo album, singer-songwriter Niall Thomas will release 'Night Sky Blue' on 6th
April 2018. Following on from his debut release ‘Breathe Easy’ in 2013, the new ten-track album isa
delicately refined and crafted collection of work.
Each song forms asnapshot of time drawn from personal experienceand the surroundings in Dublin’s
North Inner City, where he has lived for fourteen years. The songs are songs of place and shared
experience. They move from licensed premises to coastal waters, hospital waiting rooms to burial
grounds, from the invisible ladder through the great divide to the beauty and restorative qualities of
nature. They celebrate the unwavering resolve of people to sew what has been torn and mend what’s
been broken. Night Sky Blue explores the uncertain and fragile nature of our existence, the brevity of
our time, the pressures that become too much for some, the heart ties that bind and sometimes
unravel, the darkness and the light.
Produced by Karl Odlum and Niall Thomas and recorded in The Guild, Stoneybatter with
contributions from the eminent talents of Karl Odlum, Dave Hingerty, Kevin Murphy, Patrick Daly,
Neev Kennedy and Ann Scott.
Joining Niall on the night will be the eminent talents of Dave Hingerty (The Frames, Josh Ritter, Paul
Brady) and Karl Odlum (The Mary Janes, Mic Christopher, Gemma Hayes).
Special Guest: Patrick M.Barrett
Tickets available from Rollercoaster Records Admission: €10
"With an engaging vocal style, his songs are in the main melancholic and moving, with more shade than light; a
fine sounding record”
"haunting ruminations on fate and possibility.... a cut above"
"vocals that have you hanging on every word...fantastic musicianship"
"with a musical style.... resembling that of John Martyn....captivating tunes and an ef ortless vocal style"
Night Sky Blue will be available online from April 6th with CDS available from the website.
Patrick M.Barrett is the principle songwriter and singer with the acclaimed collaborative project The Hedge Schools. Their third release ‘Magnificent Birds’ will be released on 5::5::2018 and is available to Pre-Order
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