The House presents… Barry McCormack, The New Breadwinners

Roddy Doyle with director Joe O,Byrne at The Five Lamps play launch

Barry Mc Cormack

Barry McCormack is a contemporary folk singer who has released five critically acclaimed albums, the third of which, ‘Last Night, as I was Wandering’, was included in the book ‘101 Irish Records (You Must Hear Before You Die)’.

The songs on Barry’s latest album, Cut Throat Lane, were described by The Handsome Family’s lyricist, Rennie Sparks, as ‘gritty short films that deeply and sensitively evoke the dark, damp streets of modern Dublin…like James Joyce’s Dubliners McCormack’s new album is a story of Dublin told from many voices…turning dark doings into beautiful art’

The Irish Times gave it four stars, saying ‘there is surely not a better narrative lyricist in Ireland…brilliant’


The New Breadwinners

The New Breadwinners are a 3 piece acoustic bluegrass band based in Dublin, Ireland, made up of 3 of the finest young musicians from Ireland’s Bluegrass scene. With their feet firmly planted in the American bluegrass tradition, The New Breadwinners also write their own material, bringing a youthful Irish touch to this American legacy. Combining an energetic stage presence with hard driving songs and impressive instrumentals, The New Breadwinners guarantee an exhilarating performance that is sure to please. Having first met at Dublin’s now legendary bluegrass session in Sin É, the trio have spent the past 2 years honing their craft on Dublin’s streets and pubs, before forming a band in late 2014.

The new Breadwinners are:

Luke Coffey on 5 string banjo and vocals

John Denby on mandolin and vocals

Niall Hughes on guitar and vocals

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