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RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards 2018
“Album of the Year” Nominee
Tickets: £12/£10 Concs
There is something special about two musicians in unison. Solo artists bear the brunt of pretty much everything – be it success or failure, joy or misery, it is all on their shoulders. Groups, meanwhile, are mostly perceived as ideal examples of democracy, when the reality is that they are governed by a benign dictator (if lucky) or a cruel despot (if not). Duos, on the other hand, are clearly in tune (and harmony) with themselves and each other.
As if proof were needed, take Oisin Leech (Meath) and Mark McCausland (Tyrone) as the perfect example. Having had previous lives in major label rock acts (respectively, The 747s and The Basement), the two Irish songwriters and musicians first met in 2007 and since they have gone from strength to strength.
Their 2018 latest album “Halfway Towards A Healing” was shortlisted for Album Of The Year at the RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards and included in The Irish Times Best Of 2018.
“The Lost Brothers sound like the ghost of Hank Williams whispering a secret to the Everly Brothers.” – The Irish Times
“An exhilarating live show…The ability to make a large space feel so very intimate. Lost Brothers make a lasting impact” – The Huffington Post
“Once in a while you hear voices that stop you in your tracks. The Lost Brothers are the real deal. They have the most beautiful harmonies around, and what sets them apart is that they have the songs to back it up.” – Willy Vlautin (Author, Richmond Fontaine, The Delines)
“The new Lost Brothers album Halfway Towards A Healing is a stunning masterpiece …A superior thing…there shall be babies made throughout the darkened planet via this music…hypnotic … holy **** this is good…the end.” Howe Gelb