The Breath – Let the Cards Fall

The Breath —guitarist Stuart McCallum and singer, lyricist and flautist, Ríoghnach Connolly— have unveiled the video for ‘Let the Cards Fall’, the title-track from their sophomore album, released this autumn on Real World Records. The song is a delicate, wistful ode partly inspired by Queen Macha, of ancient Irish legend and the namesake of Armagh, Ríoghanch’s birthplace. Everyone needs a

Solitude from Stuart McCallum

Our writer Stuart McCallum (also guitarist in The Breath) releases his new solo EP today, Friday 15 June. The EP, Solitude, explores the subtleties and emotive nuances of the acoustic guitar in a breathtakingly beautiful way. The tracklisting is: 1. Alnmouth 2. Saltburn 3. Craster 4. Newton 5. Farne Visit Stuart’s Bandcamp page. It’s a busy period for Stuart, whose band

Watch The Gloaming in concert

Watch The Gloaming perform Live at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland on the final night of their 2018 Residency, in a new concert film by Philip King.  Broadcast on RTÉ 1 over the Easter weekend the concert is available to view globally on the RTÉ player until 1 May 2018. >> Watch The Gloaming Live in Dublin << The

Bob Holroyd – The Cage released

Bob Holroyd releases his new album, The Cage, today, 9 March 2018. He will perform music from the album at a special event at the Winchester Science Centre on 19 May, tickets for which you can purchase here. Over the course of his musical career Bob Holroyd has pioneered music that crosses musical and cultural boundaries, and as a result

The Gloaming – The Booley House live video

The Gloaming have revealed a new video for the live version of The Booley House which is taken from the forthcoming album Live at the NCH. The track originally featured on the group’s second album The Gloaming 2. The video features renowned artist Jacob Stack. Of the video the band say; “We’ve enjoyed Jacob Stack’s illustrations over the years and so took much delight in

Manchester Hill Commemoration

Real World Publishing’s Stuart McCallum (The Breath) is one of a number of musicians taking part in a major new commission to commemorate the hidden history of the battle of Manchester Hill which took place in Northern France on 21 March 1918. Delivered in partnership with Manchester City Council and Manchester Histories, the project is open to talented and creative musicians,

Martyn Bennett at Celtic Connections

Three years after Celtic Connections commissioned a full orchestral version of Martyn Bennett’s GRIT album for their 2015 opening gala, Greg Lawson and the Grit Orchestra were back at Celtic Connections on 27 January, this time to celebrate Martyn’s second album Bothy Culture. The performance was broadcast on the BBC on 17 February. The venue for this spectacular show entitled Bothy Culture and Beyond was

Spiro new music released

Spiro released their composition The Copper Suite, on Friday 16 February. The piece was recorded live at Real World Studios in January 2018. The Copper Suite was written for the centenary celebration of Bob Copper’s life and work, at Cecil Sharp House in London on 24th January 2015. As the only instrumental group invited to take part in the event, Spiro

9Bach featured for Welsh Language Music Day

In celebration of Dydd Miwsig Cymru (Welsh Language Music Day) watch Spillers Records owner, Ashli Todd, as she chooses three Welsh language songs, including Llyn Du by 9Bach, that mean something to her.  Llyn Du features on the 9Bach album Anian. Read more about Anian here

The Gloaming announce live album

The Gloaming will play seven sold-out shows at Dublin’s National Concert Hall in March 2018. To mark this occasion, Real World Records will release Live at the NCH, on 2 March, a live album recorded at the beautiful concert hall which has become their home from home. The Gloaming’s shows at the National Concert Hall have become an event not to be missed