Last year the fabulous Michelle McTernan introduced me to critically acclaimed Tyrone folk rockers, The Logues, when they promoted their highly anticipate new album ‘Coming of Age’ at the Belfast Empire. I would not say I am the biggest fan of folk rock but after seeing this band, who have been described as psycho ceilidh and whiskey-soaked folk, live, I truly was converted and I danced the night away. So, needless to say I was a tad on the excited side today when I received an email from Michelle telling me the band had released a video for their new single ‘Yvonne John’, which has already gone viral receiving over 35,000 viewers in less than a week.
The video (see link above), is a fun and energetic affair which really puts our wee country on the music map with scenes shot in key locations around Northern Ireland, such as Dergfest, Castlederg; Lanyon Hall, Cookstown and even on an open top Belfast City Sightseeing Tour (a first for any music video!). With fans from all over Ireland, the UK, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, the US and even the Middle East, where the lads will be performing their annual Dubai St Patrick’s Day festival, lapping up this new offering, the band are really ‘folk rocking’ all over the world.
The Logues, who are signed to Ireland’s most respected live music agency AMA Music Agency, are a band definitely worth watching. Last year they earned a well respected number two slot in the ‘Folk Album of 2016’ and after such a warm response to their new video, it already looks like 2017 is going to be even bigger and better year for The Logues.
So what are you waiting for, check out the new video now to see what all the hype is about!