Davy Lyons & Cry Monster Cry
After a sold-out album release concert in the Arts Centre in March 2019, Davy Lyons returns for a special show, singing new material as well as songs from his critically acclaimed debut album, Evidence.
"Evidence is ten songs made for introspective people, those who wish to scratch inside without fear of finding deep sadness or divine beauty. The best of the album is how silence breathes - Enderrock
2019 has seen the many gatherings to celebrate the release, across Spain and in Ireland, Holland and Switzerland. He appeared as part of the Born Optimistic Aidlink for Turkana events in Whelans and the National Stadium, and on Ray Darcy’s “The Saturday Show” on RTE2. These gatherings are to Lyons a celebration, where what is discovered in solitary is shared, where silence is allowed and valued, where melody and word meet, bind us, open us, soothe us, private worlds momentarily united in a ceremony of intimacy.
On this occasion, he will be joined by the exquisite Cry Monster Cry with whom he has shared events in the last twelve months. They will present a night of folk loveliness, sure to make you laugh, make you cry and send you home happy. Join the ceremony.
Cry Monster Cry
Dublin brothers Richie and Jamie Martin are back with their sophomore album Tides. Recorded live in the wilds of Donegal under the watchful eye of producer Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers, Bell X1, Luke Sital-Singh), the record sees the band taking a measured and considered approach to song-writing and production. Following the success of the debut album Rhythm of Dawn in 2015 (“Rich harmonies. exceedingly likeable”- The Sunday Times ****), the brothers reflected on what they wanted to do next.
“Tides is about hope and fear, joy and sorrow. The crushing pain of loss and the beauty of new beginnings. Self-doubt. Struggles with mental health. Victory. Defeat. New loves. It’s as close to the bone as we’ve gotten so far in our song-writing, and it presents a snapshot from a very specific time in both our lives,” says Jamie Martin.
“Life is often chaotic. It can push and pull you in different directions and to different shores. We wanted to write an album that not only sat as one cohesive piece of work from beginning to end, but that also felt honest and reflective of that,” says Richie Martin.
The band has since played a string of sold-out headline performances across Europe, as well as an Irish support tour with Mary Black, while Tides was recently chosen as the RTÉ Album of the Week and has received critical acclaim.
“The warmth of the no-fuss songs envelopes the listener in a sonic hug. Comforting and conflicted, Tides ebbs and flows as only superb themed records can” - The Irish Times ****
The brothers’ tour continues, and showcases a conviction that has been sculpted through time.
More information is available at www.CryMonsterCry.com
Published on 17 December 2019