I’m busy trying to finish a new album but still some time to make my annual post.  In the meantime, here’s a remix I did for my pal Arborist, just to keep you going…more news soon.




More February European Dates Added….AND…A New Video

Delighted to announce a bunch of German dates have been added to our European tour next February, and we’ve just released a new video for The Old Suit…see full list of dates and ticket links  below…TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW


Mon 4th Feb – Wohngemeinschaft, Cologne Tickets

Wed 6th Feb – Privatclub, Berlin Tickets

Thurs 7th Feb – Ostpol, Dresden Tickets

Fri 8th Feb – Laboratorium, Stuttgart Tickets

Sat 9th Feb – Antigel Festival, Geneva Tickets

Mon 11th Feb – El Lokal, Zurich Tickets

Wed 13th Feb – Le Carmen, Paris Free show

Thurs 14th Feb – Witlof Bar, Botanique, Brussels Tickets

Fri 15th Feb – Tuinzaal, Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam Tickets

Sat 16th Feb – Molen De Ster, Utrecht Tickets

New EP coming out on Domino Records in November, European dates for February

Delighted to announce some new music and some new shows coming very soon. First the new music…its an EP, it’s called The Old Suit, and it will be released on November 2nd.  Here’s the title track – started it on my own, brought over the finish line by one Mike Lindsay (Tunng, LUMP) on mixing and additional production with added strings by Emma Smith…A SERIOUS CREW

Pre-order the digital EP here: http://smarturl.it/TheOldSuitDownload

And before you go, there’s the small matter of a European tour coming up in February to discuss – this is addition to November’s UK & Ireland tour announced below…here’s 5 to get you started, more coming 

Mon 11-Feb;  Zurich @ El Lokal; https://www.ticketino.com 

Wed 13-Feb; Paris @ Le Carmen; Free Show

Thu 14th-Feb; Brussels @ Botanique, Witlof Bar; https://apps.ticketmatic.com/widgets/botanique/addtickets?event=792425675402&l=fr&_ga=2.123809410.920404067.1538387356-1836635709.1524041313#/addtickets

Fri 15-Feb; Amsterdam @ Paradiso Noord, Tuinzaal https://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/228567?brand=nl_paradiso&camefrom=ams

Sat 16-Feb; Utrecht @ Molen de Ster


I’m thoroughly exhausted after a momentous trip to Greenman Festival but needless to say I’m very excited to announce that this is happening in the autumn …full band…see ‘shows’ above for more info.  Also delighted to have Culture Ireland onboard for this tour – thank you for the support

Barbican Show in March, what happened to January?

Yes, the headline is true….Barbican in March with Crash Ensemble, Lisa Hannigan,  Paul Noonan and more amazing Irish songwriters and performers as part of Imagining Ireland (full details here).  You should come – the first part of this show has already happened in The National Concert Hall and was an absolute blast….here’s the proof

Courtesy of The National Concert Hall, Dublin


And big thanks to the brilliant This Is The Kit  for bringing us along for a chunk of their UK tour in January…those guys.  And to everyone that came up and chatted, bought T-shirts (which are now sold out, except for XLAAAARGE).  Here’s what you would have seen in Cambridge if you were on mushrooms

Trippy in Cambridge
Courtesy of Helen Messenger Photography

And here’s the band getting chauffeured around Groningen at Eurosonic Festival in Holland  – thanks band and to First Music Contact and Culture Ireland for their support.  

And that was January…thanks all for continued support into 2018, lots of festivals coming in….see listings for more details  

Christmas Market, Guardian Top 100 Songs of 2017

Due to overwhelming demand I’ve opened a web-shop where you can buy my luxurious Carlow Town Tshirt – while stocks last….naturally.  Here you go….http://seamusfogarty.com/shop/  

And here’s what you can own….

And while I’m at it, thanks to The Guardian for including my song ‘Van Gogh’s Ear‘ in their Top 100 Songs of 2017

Stream the lot here, available on Applemusic too 


The album is out, reviews are in, and we’re on tour

Its November and nearly 4 months since last post…slack.  We’ve launched the album, toured Ireland with the magnificent Arborist and are set to embark on a 6 date UK tour with another magnificent artist by the name of Alabaster DePlume  

And the album got a 5* review in the Guardian, alongside great reviews in Mojo, Q, Uncut, Irish Times and Hotpress…amongst others…its not all about the reviews but it’s particularly satisfying when you get get a full house.  And it might persuade you to come to a show, for those of you teetering on the brink (see ‘shows’ page)

And a rather brilliant photo of the album launch in The Old Queens Head last month,  courtesy of Brian Whar

Thank you all for supporting!



Album coming out on Domino Records (YES!!!!!) Oct 6th
* Its brilliant (it was produced by Leo Abrahams – Wild Beasts, Regina Spectre etc etc etc – and features the best musicians in the world and myself)
* Its out on Oct 6th BUT you can preorder to get a rather magnificent YELLOW limited edition vinyl (naturally)…see below for details & TOUR DATES
* AND HERE’S THE VIDEO….directed by the magician Jack Barraclough with animation by Venla Linna , MARVEL AT OUR INCREDIBLE MOVES

More info & preorder
http://smarturl.it/CuriousHand – Multi preorder
http://smarturl.it/CuriousHandDL – Download
http://smarturl.it/CuriousHandLP – LP
http://smarturl.it/CuriousHandLPX – Deluxe LP


17th August – AKA Fringe Festival, Kilkenny Tickets
26th August – Sea Change Festival, Devon Tickets
16th Sept – Head for the Hills Festival, Bury Tickets
4th October – Old Queen’s Head, London Tickets
21st Oct – Ritual Union Festival, Oxford Tickets
3rd November – Christ Church, Castlebar Tickets
8th November – The Workmans Club, Dublin Tickets
9th November – Roisin Dubh, Galway Tickets
10th November – Phil Grimes, Waterford Tickets
11th November – Kasbah Social Club, Limerick Tickets
12th November – The Roundy, Cork Tickets
21st November – The Canteen, Bristol Free entry
22nd November – The Basement, York Tickets
23rd November – The Lamplight Club @ The Regather Works, Sheffield Tickets
24th November – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow Tickets
25th November – High & Lonesome Festival, Leeds Tickets
26th November – The Prince Albert, Brighton Tickets


New single out on Domino Records

Delighted to announce that I’ve joined Domino Records’ amazing roster of artists…a true ‘pinch me’ moment (don’t pinch me)…first single below

Big shout out to the magician Kieran Evans & CC Lab for coming up with concept, directing, filming and turning the whole thing around in about a week.  And also for dealing with my inability to turn around naturally.  And of course to everyone at Lost Map 

NOW GO AND BUY IT (or stream it 5 million times)

Stream: http://smarturl.it/ShortBalladStrm
Download: http://smarturl.it/ShortBalladDL