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Nathan Mac Carries on his Irish Folklore Tradition with Cinematic-Pop ‘Deirdre of the Sorrows’

September 30, 2021

His latest edition to the ‘Start of Something Blue’

is the great tragedy:

‘Deirdre of the Sorrows’

“A heartbreaking story of a young woman whose life is ruined by a terrible king… driven to the extreme of suicide.”

Nathan Mac grew up travelling through the Irish countryside with his family. He lived the stories of Fionn, Medb, & Cu Chulainn, visiting the most famous sites in Irish literature. This personal history combined with his time working as a storyteller for the National Leprechaun Museum, has set Nathan up with an intimate relationship to Irish myth & legend. His favourite story? ‘Deirdre of the Sorrows’ of course.

The tradition of Irish storytelling, blended with Nathan’s contemporary cinematic-pop has created a new link between the past & the present. ‘Deirdre of the Sorrows’ has been given new life & in Nathan’s own words:

“At the very least, if the song does anything, I’d hope it makes people curious about our stories.”

With five more tracks left to be released, & a circus-musical film on the horizon, Nathan Mac has almost no time to lose. With Joni Copeland, Brian Dwyer, Digietal , Chiara Viale, & Heather Kelly by his side, the Pennywish record label is quickly becoming a force in its own right.

If you’d like to support Nathan & the team in their ambitious dream, then head over to Nathan’s Patreon, their ‘Go Fund Me’ campaign, or simply follow, share, & enjoy the music!

‘Deirdre of the Sorrows’ will be available to stream and download from the 4th of October…. PreSave the song here.

Support Nathan & the team at Pennywish on Spotify, Instagram, Patreon and everywhere you can get your hands on him… like his website!


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