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Matt McGinn


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    Bubblegum - Ciara O'neill
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    Child of War
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    Annie (Many Moons Ago)
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    I Was There
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    The End of the Common Man
“This music is alert, engaged and fiercely compassionate. Matt McGinn concerns himself with trauma, innocent parties and
patriot games, singing about distressful scenes while searching for the grace that might yet be
the saving of us.” Stuart Bailie NME
‘Lessons of War’ sees this Irish singer-songwriter collaborate with musicians from war affected areas across the world in a stunning collection of songs that explore the futility of war, its horrors, its effects and after effects. He co-writes with Malojian, Ben Glover and Ciaran Lavery. A highlight is BUBBLEGUM, by Matt & Mick Flannery ft. Ciara O'neill on vocals which features on Spotify's Lost In The Woods playlist. Musicians from war affected countries and refugees play beside top session players, Jon Thorne from Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Mickey Raphael, long-standing harpist for Willie Nelson, and Barry Walsh, musical partner of Gretchen Peters.
Matt McGinn began his career learning from the best as he opened for many artists coming through the Real Music Scene in Belfast, Peter Green, John Hammond, John Renbourn, Chris Smither and more showed Matt tricks to set him straight on a Belfast scene where his contemporaries were Duke Special, Gareth Dunlop & Foy Vance.
"What a truly beautiful track." Bob Harris Radio 2
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