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Energetic Gypsy Folk Infused Old Sea Legs releases ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’

March 25, 2022

Former ESKIES front man, Ian Bermingham, releases single ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ ahead of solo album.

Bermingham is no ordinary songwriter, Old Sea Legs no ordinary project, and – true to form – The Death Of Old Sea Legs is no ordinary bit of folk.

Best known for his time as frontman of Dublin quintet The Eskies, Ian Bermingham has developed a reputation as a truly singular writer and performer, ploughing a furrow that defies both trend and tradition.

His eagerly anticipated debut album The Death Of Old Sea Legs is a genre-bending, un-pigeonhole-able, totally singular record. It’s a timeless tangle of tongue-twisting, brain-burrowing lyrics that lurches from breathless barrage to lilting lament – at times without a moment’s notice. Crawling with vivid imagery and colourful characters, it’s a window into a world entirely of Bermingham’s own creation.

Displaying all of the storytelling nous and craft of the quintessential folk troubadour, the melodic ear of a pop pioneer and the lyrical largesse that has become so synonymous with Ian’s song writing, Old Sea Legs sees the Dubliner push himself to new and exciting territory as a solo performer, with a sound that manages to be both expansive and intimate.

The Death Of Old Sea Legs is the sound of a creative whose own sense of self has been abruptly challenged, forced to turn into the unknown and – in doing so – reaching new heights. Given the series of breakups and traumas from which it was conceived and delivered; it is the sound of sweet victory from the jaws of bitter defeat.


Irish & UK Album Tour Dates 2022

Fri 29 April  – DUBLIN, The Grand Social (IRE)

Sat 30 April – MAYO, Claremorris Folk Festival (IRE)

Sun 1 May – EXETER, The Phoenix

Wed 4 May – GUILFORD, Star Inn

Thu 5 May – NUNEATON, Queen’s Hall

Fri 6 May – BARTON ON HUMBER, The Ropewalk

Sun 8 May – BURY, The Met

Tue 10 May – LONDON, Green Note

Wed 11 May – BRIGHTON,  Folklore Rooms

Fri 13 May – MALMESBURY, The Rose & Crown

Sat 14 May – BIDEFORD. Palladium Club

Fri 20 May – BATH, Komedia

Sat 21 May = GLASTONBURY, King Arthur’s

Tue 24 May – LEEDS, The Constitutional

Wed 25 May – SHEFFIELD, Greystones

Thu 26 May – MANCHESTER, The Peer Hat

Fri 27 May – NEWCASTLE, The Cluny

Sun 29 May – HULL, Adelphi


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