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“The Bullet in the Brick” 12″ Launch

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The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock launch the 12” of their 1916 piece “The Bullet in the Brick” with a special performance in Whelan’s on Thursday the 1st of December. This will be a performance with electric guitar orchestra, featuring 18 musicians, taking the band’s alt rock, trad and folk influences in a new and unexpected direction.

Recorded ahead of ‘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”.

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

Performed by The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock and Electric Guitar Orchestra: Albert Baker, Mark Balbirnie, Eamon Brady, Niall Byrne, Mary Carton, Bill Coleman, Brian Dunphy, Michael Fleming, Mark Jordan, Shane Latimer, Hugh McCabe, David McDonald, Lynn Millar, Colin J Morris, Susan O’Callaghan, Patrick Wall

Recorded by Liam Caffrey
Mixed and Produced by Liam Caffrey and Enda Bates
Mastered by Stephen Quinn

“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


€10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


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