Monday 14 October 2019

Corner Boy home to release new album

Corner Boy
Corner Boy

Maria Pepper

The successful Wexford alt-folk band Corner Boy have just released the video to their new single 'Moira (Under The Pale Moonlight) to coincide with the announcement of a brand new EP 'Goodbye Old Holy' set for release on Friday November 23.

The album 'Goodbye Old Holy' was recorded at Grouse Lodge Studios by the Grammy Award winning producer Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Dropkick Murphy's).

Corner Boy have been busy touring the world for the last few years and are now set to release their first record in almost four years.

They have just returned from a six date tour of South Korea and have been playing international stages from the deserts of the Middle East to the swamps of South Florida, across the cobbles of Paris and all the way back to the light soaked stages of Ireland's biggest music festivals.

Their new video for 'Moira (Under the Pale Moonlight) is set in a number of townlands in south Wexford and was shot under cover of darkness in an early autumnal hue.

The story of 'Moira' was written & directed by CornerBoy lead singer Mick D'Arcy and Johnny Stewart of production company, Heavy Echo. In the village of 'Moira', the lead character, played by Corner Boy pianist Cian McGovern, takes the viewer along forgotten rural roads and landscapes in search of 'the right words to say'.

Formed in 2012, Corner Boy mixes contemporary folk fused with traditional Irish instruments to produce 'a haunting, beautiful time'. They have toured in Ireland, the UK, Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East, with their music receiving widespread national and international radio and television acclaim. All four of their early singles, Ghost Town City, True North, Morning, Morning and Untie the Noose reached Number 1 in the Irish iTunes folk charts with their single Morning, morning also charting at Number 1 in the Dutch world music iTunes charts.

You can see Corner Boy live this November and December in Wexford, Dublin, Limerick and Cork with more dates to be announced soon. Their new EP 'Goodbye Old Holy' will be released on Friday November 23 on all streaming and digital platforms. The upcoming tour dates are as follows: Saturday November 24, Wexford Arts Centre; Thursday December 6, Monroe's, Galway; Friday December 7, Whelans, Dublin; Saturday December 15 , Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick; (Supporting The Riptide Movement);Friday December 28, Tully's, Waterford; Saturday December 29, `Crane Lane Theatre, Cork.

Wexford People