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Barry McCormack on ‘The Tilt Of The Earth’

Barry McCormack, live at the Cobblestone around 2013. Photo: barrymccormack.net
Barry McCormack, live at the Cobblestone around 2013. Photo: barrymccormack.net

The Tilt Of The Earth, the sixth studio album from Dublin-based Barry McCormack (formerly Jubilee Allstars), was released on Friday 21 October 2016.

This past Friday saw Barry McCormack release his sixth solo studio album, The Tilt Of The Earth, available now on Hag’s Head Records.

Barry McCormack's The Tilt of The Earth

Barry McCormack’s The Tilt of The Earth

The Blurb

The Tilt of the Earth is an album full of worlds colliding and merging, where night makes way for day and the local reveals the universal.

Indeed, the album is also a meshing of a musical kind; of the folk storytelling tradition McCormack has been steeped in since he began writing songs with sounds and textures from the realms of Krautrock, Art rock and minimalism, conjured up with co-producer and collaborator Stephen Shannon and some fine musicians: John Hegarty (keyboards and guitar), Michael Murphy (bass), Gary Fitzpatrick (accordion, banjo and backing vox), Joss Moorkens (drums), Mary Barnecutt (cello) and Bill Blackmore (trumpet).

The Chats

About two weeks back, as part of the advance promo of the album, Barry was booked to play Cleere’s Theatre in Kilkenny, so I caught up with him ahead of the gig for a chat about the album. Don’t have the SoundCloud app and you’re browsing on mobile? Tap ‘Listen in browser’ below.

With an acoustic tune in the mix, get his own take on the recording process, his development over the past five albums, the storytelling nature of The Tilt Of The Earth and a good auld natter in the mix.

New Video & Album Preview

Pick up a copy of The Tilt Of The Earth in good record shops, at upcoming gigs (check out Colin’s Place in Kinsale on 18 November) and online at BarryMcCormack.net.

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