What a launch.
We sent our songs out to a few stations with a press pack over the weekend and we were hoping that some one somewhere would have had the chance to listen to them, maybe connect with our…Read more
A Wolfmoon rising
Talented Omagh duo release debut album.
The first Full Moon of the year is thought to signify new beginnings, inspire hope in those who wish to have it and give solace to those who need it. It's a time where old and new meet, where an unwritten future lies ahead. It is called the 'Wolf Moon’.
Having performed together for 20 years the Omagh based duo of Niall Donnelly and Matt McGlinn have decided that 2020 was the year to find the “courage and comfort” in their own sound to release their debut album entitled, 'From The Mountain To The Wave’.
Their debut album 'From The Mountain To The Wave' under the name 'WolfMoon', was released on all platforms on May 1st.
Niall said, “Matt and I have been playing music together and writing songs since our teens, but have never really committed anything to a proper record. In September last year we decided to start the process, writing the music as it came to us. It became a cathartic and homely experience for us both, we were under no pressure to create to a deadline or fit into any specific genre but just to write what we felt, so that in the years to come we could look back and have something tangible that we can proud of. I just really love the songs and how they fit together. Our dream was to create an album that you could press play at the beginning and not skip a song, enjoying the music as it ebbed and flowed. Hopefully we have achieved that."
Within a few months they had written and arranged 12 original songs, inviting some talented musician friends such as Eamon McElholm (Piano and cello), Colm Campbell (harmonica) and Gareth Lowry (drums) to be part of the recording before sending to Pete Maher in London to be mastered.
Matt said, “The timing has been poignant… the current circumstances brought their own set of challenges to the finalising of the album, but we got there and somehow it feels like it has worked out well. We think there are messages in our music that will bring comfort to people that might need it at the minute and now feels like the perfect time to get it out there."
“We have always had song ideas, writing is something we've always enjoyed and this has been a great avenue to direct that energy. We only started talking about it in September, within a couple of months we had four or five songs and by January we had 12 new songs that we truly enjoyed and felt excited about bringing to the album.
With the current lockdown, Niall and Matt don't have any live gigs booked, but keep an eye on the Wolfmoon Facebook page for updates or head over to http://www.wolfmoonmusic.co.uk and join our mailing list.
WolfMoon are Niall Donnelly & Matt McGlinn
All tracks written, performed and produced by WolfMoon
Album mixed by Matt McGlinn at Matt McGlinn Guitar Studio
Mastered by Pete Maher
Drums on all tracks - Gareth Lowry
Harmonica on track 5 - Colm Campbell
Piano on track 7 - Eamon McElholm
Cello on tracks 4 & 5 - Eamon McElholm
Pedal Steel on track 2 - Justin Schipper
Album Artwork by Niall Donnelly, Photography by Oscar Bradley