runabay

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runabay - Pop Urban Folk Indiepop Britpop Celtic Folk Live Act in Belfast

runabay Short Info

Members are John McManus (vocals/guitar), Gary Graham (guitar/vocals), Gerard McHugh (vocals/percussion/keyboard), Michael McKinney (bass/double bass), Declan McCartan (cello) and Rory McAuley (drums/percussion).

Originally coming from a couple of small rural villages in the Glens of Antrim and Belfast runabay are six musicians who through their passion for harmony and melody have been writing and recording since late December 2013.

Runabay are at the forefront of fresh, new music in Northern Ireland, a sound which has undeniably been shaped by the beautiful coastline which surrounds the Glens of Antrim and is felt through the swooping melodies and poignant lyrics. The band produce a mature sound that leaves the listener hanging on the intricate guitar riffs, mellow three part harmonies and haunting cello.

Notable highlights are national airplay on BBC 6Music with both Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq's shows playing singles, airtime on RTE 2FM with Dan Hegarty, several plays on Amazing Radio with Charlie Ashcroft, Katheryn Tickell and Jim Gellatly. Massive local support from several shows on Radio Ulster (too many to thank there). Not forgetting KCLR Roddie Cleerie and Martin Bridgeman.

Spotify playlists have also picked up on the music coming from the Glens of Antrim with songs having success on a few high profile playlists like; Best of Indie Folk 2016, Alternative 2017 New Music Friday, Fresh Finds: Six Strings, Best of Ruby Sessions 2016 and Clans .: Vibes :.

Members are John McManus (vocals/guitar), Gary Graham (guitar/vocals), Gerard McHugh (vocals/percussion/keyboard), Michael McKinney (bass/double bass), Declan McCartan (cello) and Rory McAuley (drums/percussion).

Originally coming from a couple of small rural villages in the Glens of Antrim and Belfast runabay are six musicians who through their passion for harmony and melody have been writing and recording since late December 2013.

Runabay are at the forefront of fresh, new music in Northern Ireland, a sound which has undeniably been shaped by the beautiful coastline which surrounds the Glens of Antrim and is felt through the swooping m...

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Past Gigs runabay

  • 02 | 2017 Pavilion, Belfast Swan Song
  • 02 | 2017 Whelans, Dublin Amanda St John
  • 02 | 2017 Belfast, Northern Ireland The Empire Music Hall
  • 01 | 2017 Playhouse, Portrush Independant Venue Week
  • 01 | 2017 Dundalk, Ireland The Spirit Store
  • 11 | 2016 The Belfast Barge Runabay single launch - You I Know
  • 11 | 2016 Belfast, UK SOFAR Belfast - Secret Location
  • 09 | 2016 London, UK SOFAR London - Secret location in Manor House
  • 08 | 2016 Cushendall Heart of the Glens - Golf Club
  • 06 | 2016 McCuaigs Bar, Rathlin Island Rathlin Maritime Festival
  • 05 | 2016 The Sunflower Bar, Belfast Sunflower Folk Club
  • 03 | 2016 The Spirit Store, Dundalk Emerging Talent (Cancelled)
  • 03 | 2016 Doyles, Dublin Ruby Sessions
  • 11 | 2015 London Road to London - Nells - Showcase of best unsigned acts from N. Ireland
  • 10 | 2015 Dublin Ruby Sessions at Doyles Bar
  • 07 | 2015 Glenarm, County Antrim Dalriada Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Arranmore, Donegal Swell Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Voodoo, Belfast Hidden Machine
  • 06 | 2015 Duncairn Centre, Belfast 'the june e.p.' Launch
  • 05 | 2015 McCuaig's Bar/Rathlin Island Rathlin Maritime Festival
  • 03 | 2015 The Empire/Belfast Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival
  • 12 | 2014 Mandela Hall/ Belfast Rapparees with supporting act Runabay
  • 12 | 2014 Limelight/ Belfast Rapparees with supporting act Runabay

Discography runabay

  • 2016 You I Know EP | white label
  • 2016 Woodpecker Single | white label
  • 2016 This Day Single | white label
  • 2015 Moon Turns Blue Single | white label
  • 2015 the june EP | white label
  • 2014 Sequences Single | white label

Media

  • Video Runabay - You I Know
  • Video Lotus
  • Video Cold Outside
  • Sound June
  • Video Runabay - Moon Turns Blue
  • Sound Love Affair
  • Video Runabay - Woodpecker
  • Video Kick out the Jams: Runabay

Fan Radar

3,128 Fans
34,712 Views
16,733 Plays
1,938 Follower

Origin

  • Belfast GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • John McManus Vocals/Guitar
  • Gary Graham Guitar/Vocals
  • Gerard McHugh Vocals/Percussion
  • Declan McCartan Cello/Vocals
  • Rory McAuley Drums/Vocals
  • Michael McKinney Bass Guitar/Double Bass

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