The Emerald Armada

Live Act Alternative Folk Rock Celtic Folk Indie
The Emerald Armada - Alternative Folk Rock Celtic Folk Indie Live Act in Belfast

The Emerald Armada Short Info

The Emerald Armada was brought to life with the soul ambition of creating music from all of lifes little inspirations. The Armada was formed by lead singer Neil Allen with his friend of over 20 years and bassist Gary Lynas. The two became four with the additions of Benjamin Hamilton (Rhythm Guitar) and Dermot Moynagh bringing unique and contemporary bodhrán playing to the forefront. With a wealth of highly energetic home grown songs just waiting to take form, The Emerald Armada was born and soon made its way to a five piece. The last addition came in the form of Lead Guitarist Tony McHugh. Since 2010 the Armada has foot stomped, knees up'd and even the odd crowded surfed around the UK & Ireland. 2013 saw The Emerald Armada support acts such as Newton Faulkner, Frightened Rabbit, Villagers, Admiral Fallow, Hayseed Dixie and other top class acts. Songs such as “Everyone” featured on Channel 4s hit TV Series “London Irish” and numerous festival slots have helped the Armada share their unique brand of alt/irish folk music with the world.

The Emerald Armada was brought to life with the soul ambition of creating music from all of lifes little inspirations. The Armada was formed by lead singer Neil Allen with his friend of over 20 years and bassist Gary Lynas. The two became four with the additions of Benjamin Hamilton (Rhythm Guitar) and Dermot Moynagh bringing unique and contemporary bodhrán playing to the forefront. With a wealth of highly energetic home grown songs just waiting to take form, The Emerald Armada was born and soon made its way to a five piece. The last addition came in the form of Lead Guitarist Tony McHugh. Since 2010 the Armada has foot stomped, knees up'd...

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Past Gigs The Emerald Armada

  • 05 | 2015 Liverpool Sound City Liverpool Sound City
  • 03 | 2015 Belfast St Paddys Day with The Emerald Armada
  • 03 | 2015 Edinburgh Scottish Tour
  • 03 | 2015 Aberdeen Scottish Tour
  • 03 | 2015 Inverness Scottish Tour
  • 03 | 2015 Glasgow Scottish Tour
  • 12 | 2014 Belfast The Emerald Armada's Winter Boat Party
  • 12 | 2014 Belfast The Emerald Armada's Winter Boat Party
  • 11 | 2014 Mumbai, India NH7 Big Weekender
  • 11 | 2014 Bangalore, India NH7 Big Weekender
  • 11 | 2014 Kolkata, India NH7 Big Weekender
  • 10 | 2014 Belfast, N. Ireland Culture Night
  • 10 | 2014 Belfast, N. Irealnd BBC Blackstaff Sessions
  • 10 | 2014 Navan, Ireland Spirit of Folk Festival
  • 09 | 2014 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow University Freshers Festival

Discography The Emerald Armada

  • 2014 Five Beating Hearts EP | Self Releasing
  • 2013 Hearty Laughs & Warmer Hearts EP | Self Releasing
  • 2012 The Emerald Armada EP | Self Releasing

Media

  • Sound
  • Video The Emerald Armada - "I Don...

Origin

  • Belfast IE

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Augustus Allen Lead Vocal/Guitar
  • Benjamin Hamilton BK Vocal/Rhythm Guitar
  • Gary Lynas BK Vocal/Bass
  • Dermot Moynagh Bodhran/Percussion
  • Tony McHugh BK Vocal/Lead Guitar

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