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November Reign Tour

Sat 7th Nov : Kinnegar Brewery, Donegal, Ireland Playing with Jonathan Smeaton. Tickets are €5 and available here.   Fri 20th Nov : Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena, N. Ireland Playing with Malojian. Tickets are £10 and available here.   Sat 21st Nov :  White Chapel Gallery, Jarman Awards, London Joining Seamus Harahan and James Heaney. […]


‘Beat Root’ With Richard Dawson

Robyn G Shiels and Richard Dawson will appear at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, on Saturday, 05 September, as part of Beat Root, a weekend of alternative roots music. Established by Moving on Music, Beat Root is the promoters latest “weekender” event, Robyn and Newcastle Upon-Tyne’s Richard Dawson join The Furrow Collective on Thursday, 03 September, and Filastine […]


Live: With Duke Special

Robyn has accepted a gracious invitation to play two upcoming shows with Duke Special, who is touring his new album Look Out Machines. Robyn will join Duke Special and Lisa O’Neill on Friday 15 May at Mandela Hall, Belfast, and in Dublin’s Vicar Street on Saturday 16 May.   Tickets for Belfast can be bought here, […]


Happy Birthday Sick Records

Robyn will play an instore at Belfast’s only independent record shop, Sick Records Belfast, on Saturday 07 March, to mark the store’s 1st Birthday. Robyn will be joining Bloomer White, Thee Penny Dreadfuls, Fabric and Mini Mansions on the day, to fill the store with a live soundtrack to a hopefully ringing till. Shop local. […]


Westport Bound

Presented by Cap & Beard and part of the Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Robyn and his favourite travelling partner, Arborist, will play Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar on Sunday 25 January.


A Nightmare Before Christmas

You are cordially invited to join Robyn G Shiels & Special Guests at the Sunflower Bar on Friday 19 December for a night of songs from across his discography. Robyn will be joined on the night by a number of fellow musicians to play songs from his award winning album, The Blood of the Innocents, […]


Live At The Lark & The Robin

Robyn will join Sive and Arborist on Tuesday 11 December at The Lark & The Robin, a night of acoustic music in the Backroom of McGrory’s  in Culdaff, Donegall. The Lark & The Robin | Sive | Arborist     The now award winning album can be streamed and bought online here…   If you are in […]


The Blood Of The Innocents – Album Of The Year

A more professional operation would have had this posted within minutes of it happening… Well, we perhaps appreciate whicky slightly more than we appreciate professionalism, so here it is… At approximately 22:50 on Saturday 15 November, in Belfast’s Mandela Hall, the second album by Robyn G Shiels, The Blood Of The Innocents, won the Northern […]


Foyle Folk Presents…

  Robyn will play Sandinos on Water Street, Derry, on Thursday 13 November, alongside Arborist and Jonny Nutt.   Foyle Folk Festival                 The Blood of the Innocents is available now on vinyl and as a digital download.    


Northern Irish Music Prize 2014

The Blood of the Innocents has been shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Music Prize (NIMP) 2014. Robyn and eleven other artist were whittled down from the long list of albums released between 01 August 2013 and 31 August 2014. The Academy – a representative group of 70+ people – have cast their votes, and by […]


“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. […]


“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 […]


“…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 […]