They have been on the music scene for over 42 years now, so it’s hard to believe that The Mulloy Brothers are only now releasing their long-awaited sequel to ‘The Coastline of Mayo’, which was released back in 1977.
The boys – Tom, Pat and Martin – have just completed their second album, ‘As Requested’, which they have dedicated to the memory of their late brother, Michael, who died in 2007 and was also a member of the band. The album was recorded in Panic Studios, London, and produced by Tom’s son Enda, who plays with top London-Irish band The Bible Code Sundays.
Famed for their live performances, which are full of banter and craic, the Mulloy Brothers pulled together songs that their audiences love, including Slievenamon (the late Michael’s all-time favourite song), ‘The Roads Of Kildare; ‘The Rising Of The Moon’, ‘Four Green fields’, ‘ My Old Sligo Home’ and ‘Dingle Bay’.
The album will be launched in Nevin’s, Tiernaur, July 30. I have been invited along to host an evening of music and craic with The Mulloy Brothers, together with a collection of other well-known acts who have played with the boys over the years.
The UK launch will take place in Angie’s pub in Willesden on September 5. A large following is expected to travel from Mulranny and surrounding areas to lend support.
Commenting on the new release, band leader Tom Mulloy said: “The 15-track album consists of songs which were the most requested by audiences over the years – the inspiration for the title of the album.” He added: “this is our best work to date, U2 better watch out!”