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This Ain't No Disco

We are featured in the second episode of This Ain't No Disco, performing music from "Lockout", due out later this year – "The Trams Are Stopped"/"From A Window At Liberty Hall" and "The Batons" (excerpt):

Dublin City FM Interview

Allen appeared on Dublin City FM's "Songs to Learn and Sing" programme this week, listen back here:

The Bullet in The Brick - 12" Launch

We will launch the 12” of our 1916 piece “The Bullet in the Brick” with a special performance in Whelan's on Thursday, December 1st. This will be a performance with electric guitar orchestra, featuring 18 musicians.

Recorded ahead of ‘Lockout’, our multi-movement work set for release in early 2017, "The Bullet in the Brick" explores various aspects of the Easter Rising such as the bombing of Dublin by the British gunship "The Helga", the murder of activist Francis Sheehy Skeffington and its attempted cover-up, and finally the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. 

Tickets are €10 including booking fee and are available online from the WAV Tickets (Lo-Call 1890 200 078) or Tickets.ie

The 12" is available to pre-order now and will be released on November 25th.

Spook Brick Launch

The Bullet in The Brick - 12" Vinyl Release

The Bullet In The Brick

“The Bullet in The Brick” gets a 12” vinyl release this coming November 25th.

Featuring the same electric guitar orchestra used in “Lockout”, the band’s multi-movement work set for release in early 2017, “The Bullet in the Brick” explores various aspects of the Easter Rising such as the bombing of Dublin by the British gunship “The Helga”, the murder of activist Francis Sheehy Skeffington and its attempted cover-up, and finally the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

The A-side of the 12” includes the full “Bullet in the Brick” suite while the B-side features a live recording of the first movement from "Lockout". A limited edition green vinyl edition is also available. 

Preorder is available here.

Following their successful appearance at the Clonakilty Guitar Festival earlier this month, the band will mark the release of the 12” with a performance in Dublin, details to be announced soon.

Side A: The Bullet in The Brick
A Destroyer on the Liffey / The Bullet in the Brick / A Proclamation

Side B: Lockout - Movement I
A Debt That Must Be Paid / A Fair Wage For A Fair Day’s Work / William Martin Murphy’s Midnight Mass

The Bullet in the Brick

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock return with a new piece called “The Bullet in the Brick”, released today, the calendar centenary of the Easter Rising.

Featuring the same electric guitar orchestra used in “Lockout”, the band’s multi-movement work set for release later in 2016, “The Bullet in the Brick” explores various aspects of the Easter Rising such as the bombing of Dublin by the British gunship “The Helga”, the murder and attempted cover-up of activist Francis Sheehy Skeffington, and finally the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

Track Listing:  

1. A Destroyer on the Liffey 
2. The Bullet in the Brick 
3. A Proclamation

Incredibly moving and unflinching in its execution, this latest example of innate creativity from Spook of the Thirteenth Lock furthers cements their status as one of the most unmissable acts in Ireland today.

- State Magazine

Performed by The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock and Electric Guitar Orchestra:  Albert Baker, Mark Balbirnie, Eamon Brady, Susan Callaghan, Mary Carton, Bill Coleman, Mark Jordan, Hugh McCabe, David McDonald, Collin J Morris, Patrick Wall

Recorded by Liam Caffrey.  Mixed and produced by Liam Caffrey and Enda Bates.

Available now to download from Transduction Records