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A Song, A Voice, A Guitar, A Sofa, A Camera…

A Song, A Voice, A Guitar, A Sofa, A Camera, Two Carry Outs, Some Diesel And A Taxi From North Belfast, A Film: Directed and produced by renowned Northern Irish artist Seamus Harahan * This Deathly Charm * Let’s harvest when noon arrives Before this winter comes to steal our lives For I will take […]

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“Tonight is a far cry from playing to a room full of his friends who only ever saw each other at his shows and subsequently spent the whole night talking…”

Full disclosure: I know Robyn G Shiels very well. Back when he was a not-so-humble shop keeper I was his humble assistant. It was probably the best job I ever had. Anyone who remembers the infamous newsagents, will have their own stories. Music was a constant and woe betide anyone who complained about the volume. […]

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“Shiels is a songwriter of rare talent, with a flair for words both beautiful and brutal, often simultaneously, the brutality often directed at himself…”

Chris Jones for Culture NI Robyn G Sheils’ second album affirms his status as songwriter par excellence Robyn G Shiels’ second album has attained almost mythic status. It’s now almost eight-and-a-half years since he released his debut, A Lifetime Of Midnights, which makes The Blood Of The Innocents something akin to Shiels’ Chinese Democracy. In […]

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Album Launch. 31 May.

Robyn and a full band will launch the long awaited second album, the Blood of the Innocents, at the Black Box on Saturday 31 May. Tickets are £7.50 and available from Black Box.  Facebook event page is here.

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The Banjo + Wine Sessions

Robyn and James Heaney perform Two Nights in June for the first video from the Banjo + Wine Sessions. Filmed and produced by Tristan Crowe

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Album Test Pressing

The test pressing of The Blood of the Innocents has arrived from the plant. To the homestead for serious listening, in the appropriate surroundings. Pre-order The Blood of the Innocents Get a limited vinyl copy, plus download code, for £12 via the No Dancing Records website.   N.B This item will not be shipped until late […]

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Ego The Jackal Album Launch

Robyn will play support at the album launch show for Ego The Jackal at Bennigan’s Bar, John St L’Derry.

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Getting To Know: Robyn G Shiels

Are you brave enough to get up close and personal with Robyn G Shiels? A purveyor of ‘decent tunes for decent folk’ and a true master of his craft, Robyn has carved his own path and done things his own way. It’s a path that is swathed in darkness, yet punctuated by chinks of light. […]

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Across The Line Session

Back in April last year Robyn was invited to be the “house band” on the Across The Line (ATL) show on BBC Radio Ulster. Joined by Ben McAuley and Ellen Turley, Robyn performs Underneath the Night of Stars and This Deathly Charm. ATL Site, ATL on Facebook, ATL on Twitter Pre-order The Blood of the […]

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Pre-Order The Blood of the Innocents

Pre-order The Blood of the Innocents Get a limited vinyl copy, plus download code, for £12 via the No Dancing Records website. N.B This item will not be shipped until late spring 2014.

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“Tonight is a far cry from playing to a room full of his friends who only ever saw each other at his shows and subsequently spent the whole night talking…”

Full disclosure: I know Robyn G Shiels very well. Back when he was a not-so-humble shop keeper I was his humble assistant. It was probably the best job I ever had. Anyone who remembers the infamous newsagents, will have their own stories. Music was a constant and woe betide anyone who complained about the volume. […]

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“Shiels is a songwriter of rare talent, with a flair for words both beautiful and brutal, often simultaneously, the brutality often directed at himself…”

Chris Jones for Culture NI Robyn G Sheils’ second album affirms his status as songwriter par excellence Robyn G Shiels’ second album has attained almost mythic status. It’s now almost eight-and-a-half years since he released his debut, A Lifetime Of Midnights, which makes The Blood Of The Innocents something akin to Shiels’ Chinese Democracy. In […]

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“…the post-Christmas buzz is immediately silenced by his unmistakeable croak on ‘Hello Death’.”

‘Here’s a song that will be on my new album. It’s out in March or April,’ says Robyn G Shiels by way of introducing ‘The First To Know’. ‘What year?’ shouts some wag at the back of the room. Shiels takes it in the good humour in which it was intended, but it’s not such […]

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“…if I saw the world as clear as this boozehound, I’d have probably taken my own life years ago”

“I picture this highway at dusk. You can barely make out what’s on either side, but it’s bright enough to see the yellow lines without needing cars and trucks driving by to make them visible. In between the two lanes is a wooden milk crate, battered and broken. To the right of the highway is […]