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"a deeply expressive voice"
-Siobhán long, The Irish Times

"entirely new and genuinely experimental"  Froots

"ageless, primaeval and haunting"  -Kate Newmann, audience member

"wonderful"   -folking

"a breathtaking break from the mainstream"
-Tony Lawless, Tradconnect


The Arrows that murder sleep

Sensation music portraying dramatic human stories, it soars and tumbles through rich-toned musical soundscapes. From the quite frailty of Brian's Grief to massively imagined soundscapes which, convey the potent connections between sorcery and wordcraft of the ancient tribal world of the Celt.

Read more about the album The Arrows that Murder Sleep here

¦¦ Released: 2015 ¦¦
¦¦ LMM15001 ¦¦

Lorcán Mac Mathúna: voice
Martin Tourish: piano accordion,
Eoghan Neff: fiddle
Seán Mac Erlaine: bass clarinet, electronics
Daire Bracken: fiddle



  1. The Arrows that Murder Sleep
  2. Brian's Grief
  3. An Cathach
  4. A Grey Eye
  5. Love and Passing
  6. Battle Lines
  7. Ordeal by Cohabitation
  8. Noli Polka
  9. The River Roe
  10. Contae Mhuigheo
  11. Paddy Lynch's Ship
  12. The Muster


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