New Releases of the Week (6 November 2020)

A detail from the cover art of composer Ian Wilson's Wild is the Wind.

New Releases of the Week (6 November 2020)

A round-up of recent releases, including Raelach Records, Staff Only, Pilgrim's Dream, Bitch Falcon, Jafaris, Matthew Noone, and Ian Wilson. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected].

Raelach Records – Rogha Raelach
Rogha Raelach is the first compilation album from Raelach Records, the traditional music label run by concertina player Jack Talty. Featuring a range of previously unreleased tracks, the album includes music from the Martin Hayes Quartet, Noel Hill, Geraldine Cotter, Aoife Ní Bhriain, Bobby Gardiner, Nell Ní Chróinín, Pádraic Keane, Saileog Ní Cheannabháin, Síle Denvir, Seán and Michael Gavin, and Derek Hickey and Macdara Ó Faoláin, and Talty. Visit:

Pilgrims’ Dream  Life Lives Inside
‘Life Lives Inside’ is the new collaborative single from singer-songwriters Flo Perlin and Pilgrims’ Dream. Written and recorded in Perlin’s home, the song tells of the story of the connection between a human and a bird at sea, acting as a metaphor for the importance of connection with others whilst adrift in the unknown. Pilgrims’ Dream is the musical project of singer Rob Ouseley. London-based songwriter Perlin was previously awarded a songwriting mentorship with folk music organisation The Nest Collective, leading her to support artists such as Tom Speight, Peggy Seegar and Sam Lee. Visit:

Bitch Falcon – Staring at Clocks
Hard-rock three-piece Bitch Falcon today release their debut album Staring at Clocks. Formed by guitarist and singer Lizzie Fitzpatrick, and joined by Barry O’Sullivan on bass and Nigel Kenny on drums, the band have played the stages of many Irish music festivals, and released a number of singles, including ‘Gaslight’ from July of this year. Visit:

Staff Only – Millennial Nightmare
Indie-pop duo Staff Only – Oisín Fleming and Cian Condren – released their debut EP Slideshow during the summer, and now follow it up with a new EPMillennial Nightmare. The new record features four pop-rock tracks on guitar and piano, including the ballads ‘Millennial Nightmare’ and ‘Wedding Ring’, and the more upbeat ‘Ruby the Dancer’. Visit:

Jafaris – I Love You But I’m in A Bad…Mood
Rap artist Jafaris today releases new EP I Love You But I’m in A Bad…Mood, following the release of his 2019 album Stride. This new EP features songs ‘Glue’ and ‘Haunted’, both of which have music videos directed by long-term collaborator Nathan Barlow. Visit:

Matthew Noone – The Other Side of Knowing
The Other Side of Knowing by Sarod player Matthew Noone was recorded in rural East Clare in a small cabin during the pandemic lockdown from April to June 2020. What initially began as a cathartic response to isolation was eventually shaped into an album with studio assistance from Seán Mac Erlaine. The result is a mixture of electroacoustic textures, thick drones, melancholy melodies, field recordings and experiments with feedback and voice. Visit

Ian Wilson – Wild is the Wind
The latest release from Diatribe records – their ninth this year – is composer Ian Wilson’s Wild is the Wind, mixing new works and improvisations. Featuring five works built around wind instruments, performed by Fiona Kelly, Cathal Roche, Gareth Davis, Ties Mellema and more, the album, Wilson says, explores his ‘continuing interest in examining the world around us through music, both the political and the ecological.’ Visit

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Published on 6 November 2020

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