When the Mountains Meet the Sea

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Portrush Town Hall

Kerr Street

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Matt McGinn feat Wilfie Gilbert

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Matt McGinn is a singer, songwriter and producer from the foothills of the Mourne Mountains in Hilltown, Co. Down. You can hear by his warm worn powerful rasping voice, and his worldly-wise lyrics that this is not Matt's first dance. Far from it...

In 2018 he released his third full length studio album, 'The End of the the Common Man' to great acclaim for both its musicality and strong social message.

"An outstanding blend of soulful passion and melody that will haunt and inspire...9/10" AMERICANA UK

In May of 2018 his music documentary 'Lessons of War' was premiered at the Belfast Film Festival. It features anti-war songs penned by Matt and some of the North's finest writers, and includes performances from Matt and artists from areas around the world affected by conflict. Namely, Yazan Ibrahim, a Flamenco Guitarist from Golan Heights, on the Syrian Border, and the Citizens of the World Choir, based in London but made up of international Refugees, and many others. Matt will be releasing his fourth album, also named Lessons of War' in 2020 which features songs from the documentary and new ones inspired by it. Matt will be premiering many of these songs at the Atlantic Sessions, one of Ireland's most eclectic festivals celebrating home grown original music, on 15th November 2019, by Matt and his incredible All-Star Band.

"Matt, your album is superb... I've seen Matt play Live and he's fantastic!" BOB HARRIS BBC RADIO 2

Joining Matt on November 15th in Portrush Town Hall will be very special guest, Wilfie Gilbert.

Married at 20 with a young family to care for Wilfie found himself taking jobs to make ends meet. A welder by trade he spent 10 years in the Shipyards of Belfast and many more years going from job to job doing whatever was needed to keep the lights on. Having gigged extensively through the dark days in Belfast his constant and relentless song writing has seen him play The Bluebird Café in Nashville. Music City Roots Show and various venues throughout Europe and Ireland. With 2 EP’s under his belt he has now recorded his Debut Album produced by Gareth Dunlop

"Wilfie is the Real Deal and has the ability to tug at your heart strings with every note...a rare talent with an easy-going charm all of his own" RALPH MCLEAN BBC RADIO ULSTER

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