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"The Bullet in The Brick" 12" vinyl release

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock’s “The Bullet in The Brick” gets a 12” vinyl release this coming November 25th.

Featuring the same electric guitar orchestra used in “Lockout”, the band’s multi-movement work set for release in early 2017, “The Bullet in the Brick” explores various aspects of the Easter Rising such as the bombing of Dublin by the British gunship “The Helga”, the murder of activist Francis Sheehy Skeffington and its attempted cover-up, and finally the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

The A-side of the 12” includes the full “Bullet in the Brick” suite while the B-side features a live recording of the first movement from "Lockout". A limited edition green vinyl edition is also available.

Preorder is available here.

Following their successful appearance at the Clonakilty Guitar Festival earlier this month, the band will mark the release of the 12” with a performance in Dublin, details to be announced soon.

Side A: The Bullet in The Brick
A Destroyer on the Liffey / The Bullet in the Brick / A Proclamation

Side B: Lockout - Movement I
A Debt That Must Be Paid / A Fair Wage For A Fair Day’s Work / William Martin Murphy’s Midnight Mass

Glimmermen –“Bang”

Check out the song “Bang” from the forthcoming Glimmermen album “Breakin’ Out” – the album is released on June 17th.

New Glimmermen album “Breakin’ Out”

Glimmermen - Breakin' Out

Glimmermen return with their second album “Breakin’ Out” on June 17th. Recorded at The Meadow in Wicklow by The Deaf Brothers (Rian Trench & Robert Watson) at the beginning of 2016, the album features nine songs and will be available on vinyl LP and digital download/streaming.

The band will be playing shows to mark the release – a Tower Records in-store performance on Friday, June 17th, followed by a launch party at The Grand Social on June 18th and will hit Galway’s Roisin Dubh on June 22nd.

The full tracking listing of “Breakin’ Out”:

1. Be Careful
2. Bang
3. Children
4. All I Lack
5. Chasin’ The Pin
6. Don’t Look Down
7. Alluvium
8. Ragged City
9. Sun Come Up

The Bullet In The Brick

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock - The Bullet in the Brick

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock return with a new piece called “The Bullet in the Brick”, released today, the calendar centenary of the Easter Rising.

Featuring the same electric guitar orchestra used in “Lockout”, the band’s multi-movement work set for release later in 2016, “The Bullet in the Brick” explores various aspects of the Easter Rising such as the bombing of Dublin by the British gunship “The Helga”, the murder and attempted cover-up of activist Francis Sheehy Skeffington, and finally the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

Track Listing:
1. A Destroyer on the Liffey
2. The Bullet in the Brick
3. A Proclamation

Performed by The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock and Electric Guitar Orchestra:
Albert Baker, Mark Balbirnie, Eamon Brady, Susan Callaghan, Mary Carton, Bill Coleman, Mark Jordan, Hugh McCabe, David McDonald, Collin J Morris, Patrick Wall

Recorded by Liam Caffrey.
Mixed and produced by Liam Caffrey and Enda Bates.

Available now to download from our shop

Spook at Quarter Block Party

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The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock will perform “Lockout” at St. Peter’s Church in Cork on February 6th as part of the Quarter Block Party festival.

Quarter Block Party are delighted to bring “Lockout” to Cork for its second ever performance, and first in Cork.

“Lockout” is a new large-scale work by The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock about the 1913 Lockout. For this project the band are joined by an electric guitar orchestra, bringing this unique sound into the world of contemporary Irish traditional music.

“Lockout” is a grand departure for the band, bringing an epic volume and scale to their unique blend of contemporary and traditional sounds, and adding a sharper, more political voice which addresses the recent anniversary of the Lockout, and its relevance today.

On support is Cormac Dermody, Radie Peat (members of Lynched) and Brian Flanagan are a trio from Dublin that play traditional songs and tunes from both sides of the Atlantic. Murder ballads, barn-dances, whaling songs and old-time tunes are treated with considerable weight, with an emphasis on harmony and swelling, droning, chordal arrangements.

Tickets are €12.50 (inc booking fee) or €40 for Quarter Block Party weekend pass.

More info

Lockout debut performance

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The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock & Electric Guitar Orchestra
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“Lockout”
Debut performance Saturday Nov 21st
Hangar, Andrew’s Lane
With very special guest Dónal Lunny
Doors 7:30pm
Performance starts 8pm

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock will perform “Lockout” in full for the first time at Hangar, with 18 musicians in what promises to be a unique and powerful performance. The band are honoured to be joined by legendary traditional musician Dónal Lunny, a driving force behind Planxty and The Bothy Band.

“Lockout” is a new large-scale work by The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock about the 1913 Lockout. For this project the band are joined by an electric guitar orchestra, bringing this unique sound into the world of contemporary Irish traditional music. “Lockout” is a grand departure for the band, bringing an epic volume and scale to their unique blend of contemporary and traditional sounds, and adding a sharper, more political voice which addresses the recent anniversary of the Lockout, and its relevance today.

Tickets – €10 early bird / €15 plus booking fees available from www.tickets.ie

Glimmermen play Electric Picnic

Glimmermen will play the Global Green stage at Electric Picnic 2015 on September 5th. The band are busy working on material for their second record due out 2016 and looking forward to airing the new songs at the gig.

Check out a clip of the band performing “Angels and Devils” at the Roisin Dubh in Galway in March: