EARWORM - Visceral Movement, Nightmarish Imagery

"A superb dance piece - pure emotive movement, visceral in the highest sense of the word"
Nialler9

"Quite unlike anything I've ever seen - it's called Earworm with good reason, tune of the day"
Folk Radio UK

"Beautifully nightmarish"
Hotpress

"A brilliant video - the weirdest, yet most striking you'll have seen in quite a while"
Entertainment.ie

"Tune of the week"
RTE.ie

"These are shock and awe tactics - right from Steve Cooney's first didgeridoo note, The Bonny Men command their audience's absolute attention"
The Examiner

The Bonny Men release a captivating new music video Earworm. This short film directed by acclaimed Irish film director Gavin Fitzgerald (Liam Gallagher - As It Was) explores the torment of the creative process. Visceral movement, animal imagery and wild traditional music collide - producing a piece that creeps and crawls its way under the skin accompanied by the band’s take on Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie, lifted from their new album The Broken Pledge.

The Broken Pledge

"The Broken Pledge – Pioneering trad progression ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
The Irish Times

"The Bonny Men have delivered another vibrant collection of well-tempered tunes and songs with extended and dynamic arrangements that unfold with surprising twists and turns... daring and unstoppable!"
Steve Cooney


Four years in the making and marking their ninth year performing together, "The Broken Pledge" is The Bonny Men's latest studio album. This new record has a deeply reflective level of joyousness running through, which touches on themes of the current social environment and history of Ireland.

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THE BONNY MEN

Since forming in January 2011, The Bonny Men quickly and deservedly became the most talked about and exciting acts to emerge in the Irish trad / folk music scene. With their new and upcoming third album “The Broken Pledge”, The Bonny Men have taken all of their collective experience and have shaped an album that delivers Traditional Irish music with a new and vibrant sound, all underpinned with the unique driving arrangements that The Bonny Men are known for.

Comprised of seven individuals - each masters of their own instruments with titles among them including multiple All-Ireland Champions, World Bodhrán Champion, and a recipient of the prestigious TG4 “Young Musician of the Year” - The Bonny Men generate a powerful sound that encapsulates the very soul of traditional music. Singing a mixture of original and contemporary folk songs, laden with creative harmonies, and playing sets of tunes bursting with explosive energy, their music always delivers.

With clever and intriguing arrangements, never shy of character or personality, every Bonny Men gig is a musical experience from start to finish.

"The Bonny Men have delivered another vibrant collection of well-tempered tunes and songs with extended and dynamic arrangements that unfold with surprising twists and turns... daring and unstoppable!"
Steve Cooney
"The Bonny Men captures the raw energy and life with which these young musicians play music.
Entertainment.ie
"A reputation for electric live performances with an energy reminiscent of the legendary Bothy Band."
Hot Press
"New territory for a traditional band."
Tradconnect

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LIVE

16 MAR 2020
Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin
17 APR 2020
Dolan's, Limerick
3 May 2020
Connolly's of Leap, Cork
23 MAY 2020
NASC Folk & Trad Festival, Marlay Park
31 MAY 2020
Vantastival
7 JUN 2020
Spirit Store, Dundalk
19 JUN 2020
Wembley Park Theatre, London
8 AUG 2020
Fleadh cheoil na hÉireann

MUSIC

Moyne Road

‘Moyne Road‘, is the second album by The Bonny Men. Named after the street in the suburb of Ranelagh, Dublin 6, this is the home of the Ó’Casaide family, and also where all the bands rehearsals take place. This new album exposes The Bonny Men‘s trademark high-octane musical sets, full of life, creativity and character.

Their latest album also sees the band take a creative step in original song composition. Expect to hear harmony rich folk songs in both languages of English and Irish. Recorded live in Beech Park & Marguerite Studios, ‘Moyne Road’ delivers the essential Bonny Men sound from start to finish that has made this band one of the best of their generation.

The Bonny Men

The Bonny Men‘s debut album, self entitled ‘The Bonny Men’, was recorded live over four days in the internationally renowned Windmill Lane Recording Studios. The album captures the raw energy and life with which these young musicians play music.

Described as “a complete breath of fresh air“, and “an album that would remind you of the explosive power of The Bothy Band“, this album has all the hallmarks of an instant classic.

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