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The Logues announce St Paddy’s Day track ‘Better Man’ + International and National Tour Dates for 2020!

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From inauspicious begginings playing a supposedly one-off show as a favour for their local bar, The Logues are now one of the most sought-after live acts in their native Ireland and beyond, due to their inimitable ‘psycho ceilidh’, ‘whiskey-soaked folk’ style and raucous performances.

Their first release of 2020 is a less raucus affair than the norm and displays the bands versatility. The track called ‘Better Man’, is a bluegrass tinged meditation on the difficulty of change, where songwriter Logan McCool’s gift for a turn of phrase is showcased. Over some beautifully subtle banjo and pedal steel guitar, Kiel Cathers sings McCool’s promises to a loved one, suggesting he will change for them but only after some conditions are met…like kissing every woman in Donegal. Better Man was produced by Duane Gallagher and recorded at Grouse Lodge Studios in Westmeath

The five piece band come from the tiny border of town of Castlederg in County Tyrone. After a few years playing jam sessions in dens of ill repute, the band decided to seek pastures new, armed with the irreverent songwriting chops of tin whistle/bassist Logan McCool. The self-recorded and released Tough at the Bottom (2011) reflected this. Comin’ of Age (2016) shared much of the former’s frenetic, folk punk elements but also marked a progression in sound to elements of singer-songwriter and Americana.

These LPs and the live shows soon gained the attention of promoters in Europe and the U.S; the band now appear regularly on the European circuit and will perform at North Texas Irish Fest and Iowa Irish Fest this year as part of European and North American dates in support of Better Man, the single released on March 13th 2020 with an EP to follow in the summer.

Further gig listings and information on upcoming releases can be found on thelogues.com

Full list of tour dates:

15/2 Castle venue Westport
27/2 Mc Hughs venue Carrick on Shannon
29/2 Pat’s Enniskillen
6/7/8 March Fair Park Dallas USA
16 March Townhouse BackRoom Venue Co.Tyrone
21/3 Veenlust , Bergentheim, Holland.
4/4 Imperial Cavan
18/4 Armagh City Hotel
9/5 Mc Caffertys Letterkenny
23/5 Main Street Omagh
30/5 Mc Caffertys Donegal Town
31/5 Irish Open Golf, Mount Juliet Kilkenny
12/6 F60 Music Festival Lichterfield Germany
13/6 Aller Mooiste Music Festival Holland
19/6 Mid Summer festival Nieuw Amsterdam Holland
12/7 Headline Moville Festival, Co.Donegal
24/7 Headline Rooskey Festival Co.Roscommon
26/7 DergFest Co.Tyrone
31 July 1/2 August Main Stage Iowa Irish Festival, Waterloo USA

You can follow the band on Twitter here, on Instagram here, and facebook here!

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