Musicians Together Magazine Review of The Age of Sail:
Musicians Together Magazine wrote up a fantastic review for the Age of Sail EP very recently. Here's some of what they said:
For the full review, click HERE.
The lyrics for 'The Edge of the World' from The Age of Sail EP were included for publication in the Autumn 2011 edition of Wordlegs, an online literary magazine dedicated to emerging Irish writers and artists.
It's great to see music and song lyrics being recognised as a real and relevant part of our written language.
Read more at the address below:
Music Review Unsigned Review of The Age of Sail:
The Age of Sail review was published from Music Review Unsigned (22/04/2011):
"Alan Tully has been around the Dublin music scene since 2005, The Age of Sail is his debut EP containing five songs of pure folk music, as folk music goes it should be played with gentle guitar strokes and melodic vocals, Tully has nailed it on The Age Of Sail, each song on the EP has its own character but revolves around the whole Tully sound, the stand out song for me on this EP is Edge Of The World, Alan's voice takes full control of the mood in this tune, emotion and passion drives the superb lyrics, along with the rest of the songs on The Age of Sail this debut EP is something for Tully to be proud of."
Review by Trevor Halpin
Hotpress Review of The Age of Sail:
A long overdue but not unwelcome review of the Age of Sail was published in the latest issue of Hotpress (Volume 35 Issue 14) by Jackie Hayden. Overall it was very positive and encouraging stuff, especially about the tracks 'Bywater' and 'The Age of Sail', and though he wasn't a big fan of 'The Town Across the Bay' he makes a good point about the vocals on the track to remember for the future. Here's the review:
"The Age of Sail is Alan Tully's debut EP. On 'Bywater' he takes a basically folky track and adds an e-bow for some tasty sonic flavours to his light, but not unpleasant, double tracked vocals. 'The Town Across the Bay' is dated in style with Tully's vocal not as distinct as it needs to be. The title track continues the marine theme and is a more sprightly effort, evoking the folk stylings of the late '50s and '60s that Liam Merriman has mastered."
Review by Jackie Hayden (Hotpress Volume 35 Issue 14)
Bywater Features on 2UIBestow:
2UIBestow the Irish music blog we're kind enough to include 'Bywater' in their latest digital mixtape introducing new Irish bands and acts. A thoroughly nice gesture from them. The mixtape can be found here:
Live Session on Idir Linn on DSFM 93.9, 2nd April 2011
This set was recorded on Idir Linn with Brendan Hickey on Dublin South FM. It includes live versions of 'The Age of Sail', 'Dreamin' My Old Life Away' and 'Breaking into Day'. I also manage to scrape cupla focail as Gaeilge together to fit with the Irish language vibe of the show.