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Tuesday 16 July 2019

Pierce Turner radio date, NCH show and new album pledge campaign

Pierce Turner: radio spot, live dates and a pledge campaign for a new album.
Pierce Turner: radio spot, live dates and a pledge campaign for a new album.

By Jim Hayes

Pierce Turner will reveal the Wexford story behind one of his best-known songs when he appears on the John Murray Show on RTE Radio 1 next Monday morning.

The radio spot comes a day before the Wexford singer plays the National Concert Hall.

Pierce will explain the story behind 'Musha God Help Her' - also called the Wexford Gossip song - before performing the track live. Listeners will also hear a live take of 'All Messed Up'.

The Wexford star has just launched a pledge campaign for his new album which he plans to record over the summer in a Lutheran church in New York - a space he calls 'a Manhattan jewel hidden among the skyscrapers'.

He's teamed up with PledgeMusic to fund the recording of the album which, he told this newspaper, has a working title of 'The Butterfly Effect'.

'I think it will be more romantic, a comforting experience to listen to,' he said.

Pledgers can purchase anything from a signed glossy photo from the eighties for approximately €18 to a private Pierce Turner concert in their own home, for around €1,300.

Among the other Pierce Turner items available to purchase through PledgeMusic is a new short story by Pierce, about his early years in New York with Larry Kirwan.

It's a clue to another project in his creative armoury - a book of original short stories which he hopes to publish later in the year.

Pierce plays the John Field Room in NCH, Dublin, next Tuesday, May 12m, followed by a hometown show in Wexford Arts Centre on Friday, June 5.

You can pre-order his new album, and purchase other goodies, by visiting www.pledgemusic.com/projects/pierceturner2015/

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