Words: Ellen Kenny
The new single from Ispíní na hÉireann offers a taster of what to expect from their upcoming debut album.
Folk band Ispíní na hÉireann have released their new single ‘Please Don’t Start the Fun’ along with a brand new music video. According to the duo, the track is inspired by the “hesitation to return to the craic of pre-pandemic life, although the music to the song would convey that the fun is only just beginning.”
This is the second single the duo have released from their upcoming debut album The Hard Working Men, releasing on October 28. They have also released“Talk to Joe”, a single inspired by band member Tómas Mulligan’s working for Joe Duffy on RTÉ’s Liveline radio show.
Other upcoming tracks on their debut album include ‘The Green and Red of Mayo’ and ‘Come Out Ye Black and Tans’.
Banjo player player Adam J. Holohan and guitar player Tomás Mulligan formed Ispíní na hÉireann in 2017 on a trip to Slovakia. The self-proclaimed “World’s Hardest Working Band”. Along with cellist Aongus Mac Amhlaigh and sax player James McCafferty, the group have been perfecting their album for the past few months.
They previously performed in “A Night at the Cobblestone” with District to protest the closure of the iconic Dublin pub.
The band have a number of gigs coming up in the next few weeks ahead of their debut album, including their weekly Monday trad sessions at the Cobblestone from 21:00, weekly Thursday sessions at Hyne’s of Stoneybatter from 20:00, and a special gig in Humphrey’s on October 20.
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