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Irish Alt-folk Master Old Sea Legs Releases New Track ‘The Lighthouse’

April 8, 2022

Best known for his time as frontman of Dublin quintet The Eskies, who released 2 highly acclaimed albums and toured Europe extensively including festival performances at Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Electric Picnic etc , 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 moments 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 songwriting, ‘Old Sea Legs’ see’s the Dubliner push himself to new and exciting territory as a solo performer, with a sound that manages to be both expansive yet intimate.

‘The Lighthouse’ is released this Friday 8th April and is taken from his debut album ‘The Death Of Old Sea Legs’ which is set for release on 29th April and is accompanied by a Dublin headline show at The Grand Social on release day followed by an extensive 20 date UK tour throughout the month of May.

The Lighthouse is one last lovesick letter to its central character’s own Dublin, it’s the punch-drunk stupor that comes after a traumatic break up steeped in heartache and dripping with ire.

Bury my heart in duvet. Have my head washed in stout”

Written after an especially bad break up which led me to consider emigrating. I wrote it thinking that as well as being about a breakup, it could equally double as a farewell to Dublin’

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