RICHARD Gilpin will be coming home with his
band when they perform at the Island Arts Centre this Saturday
(February 10) with special guests including Ursula Burns, Maggie
Khiane and Matt Mcgranahan.
The Lisburn born songwriter, who is now based
in Donegal, releases his new album `Loose Ends' on March 12.
A collection of 11 brand new songs, 'Loose
ends' is an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, country blues and
traditional Irish music with even a hint of reggae for good
The new album was recorded at Valley Studios
in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, co-produced with Terry McGinty and
features a host of Ireland's top musicians including Cathal
Hayden (Four Men and a Dog) on Fiddle and Peter Wilson (a.k.a
Duke Special) on Piano.
Richard released his debut album 'Beautiful
Mistake' in 2002 and his second album '33' in 2003 which saw him
reaching a wider audience in U.K. and abroad.
He performed with his band at BBC Music Live
festival at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast in May 2004, and has
don€ gigs at Darvel Music Festival in Scotland and Greenbelt
Arts Festival in England.
To book your tickets, which cost £5, please call
the Box Office: 92509254 or visit
www.islandartscentre.com. For more information on the artist