Skip to main content

Cormac Looby Plays Whelan’s Following Release Of Debut EP ‘Things We Don’t Control’

March 23, 2022

The Indie Folk artist on everyone’s watch list; Cormac Looby is anticipated to sell-out yet another headline Whelan’s gig this coming May.

Riding off the back of the success of his debut EP; ‘Things We Don’t Control‘, the Cahir native will take to the main stage of the iconic Dublin venue on Friday, May 13th 2022.

Cormac, who sold out his previous Whelan’s gig on January 26th of this year, will return to avid crowds as he brings a whole host of new material, live to his devoted fan-base.

Tickets are €12.50 including booking fee and are on sale from this Monday March 21st at

Things We Don’t Control’ is Cormac’s debut long-form release and was recorded at the Black Gate Studio, Galway with the help of Cormac’s atmospheric live band. The tracks were written over a period of 12 months and address pivotal themes from the artist’s roots such as mental health, relationships and what it is to be an “Irishman.

The title premise behind the EP for Cormac as a musician, was to get back to what he loved the most and where he found his initial start, playing instrument-led, thoughtful live music, with Cormac demanding all key sounds throughout his work be played rather than made.

“I was living in England at the time the idea for the EP was conceived and felt a yearning for home stronger than ever before. As such, I wanted Irish instrumentation to be a feature.”

Cormac’s longing for tradition and the comforts of home can truly be felt in the track ‘Couldn’t Be The Only One‘ which features Dylan Carlos (Fiddle), Méabh Donnelly (Bodhrán) and Richie Delahunty of ‘Moxie’ (Banjo).

With his debut body of work perfectly meshing together the old and the new, and Cormac utilising a nostalgic Irish sound along with his staple indie pop persona, this up and coming star has managed to perfectly emulate the trials and tribulations of being a modern Irish man straight out the gate.

Connect with Cormac Looby 

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | YouTube | TikTok

Keep up to date with IMRO news and events

Please select login