Tuam native Darragh O’Dea has released a fantastic new single Guerrilla Warfare in Your Back Garden, with his debut album to follow in late October.
Known for his wistful storytelling, the Galway artist uses historical imagery to tell present-day stories, creating nostalgic nuggets of joy and despair.
His music conveys the moods and elements of his surroundings, delivered in an honest and alluring manner.
His new material, heavily influenced by peers such as Kevin Morby, Bright Eyes, Christy Moore and Willy Mason, shows that he is a master storyteller.
Speaking about his new single Guerrilla Warfare in Your Back Garden, Darragh said: “It is a song about the ancient and much-loved past-time of fighting over land and inheritance, a situation that has torn many families apart.
“The constant seeking of land for land’s sake. And the wills and the contesting of wills – and who was left what? I think many Irish people will have some sort of experience with this in one way or another.
“It’s a song that I wrote five years ago and have recorded numerous different versions of, but I was never happy with the outcome until I decided to try it as a duet with Birmingham-based folk singer Katherine Priddy who added another perspective to the song.”
The single was recorded between Sun Street Studios and Turf Shed Studio in Tuam. It was co-produced by Kenny Ralph and Dylan Connolly.
Tilly & The Postmaster, Darragh’s new album, will be released on October 29.
- 3 September 2021 – Moseley Folk & Art Festival, Birmingham, UK
- 28 November 2021 – Whelan’s (Upstairs), Dublin
- 18 December 2021 – The Mall Theatre, Tuam, Co. Galway
- 12 March 2022 – Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover, Co. Galway