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Katie Gallagher releases new 3 track single Man on a Mission Friday 23rd February 2018

Debut Single Two Runaways including Aphra’s Song and Never Go Home placed at No.1, No.2 & No.3 on the iTunes Irish Country Charts and placed at No.16 on the iTunes Official Downloads Charts in April 2017

Winner of the Mick Touhy Perpetual Memorial Cup for Best Irish Song Borders at the Tipperary International Song of Peace Contest 2017

I’m bowled over by the amount of stellar debut offerings from Irish artists.  Keep an ear out for Katie Gallagher from Ballymahon, Co. Longford.  Her debut single Two Runaways is really beautiful, showing genuine songwriting and vocal talent.”  Ruth Smith RTE Radio 1

To me, Katie has great potential.  She writes very well, sings beautifully and is a very sweet person.” Mick Flannery

Her song Blue is gorgeous.  It really highlights Katie’s vocal and songwriting abilities.”  Emma Langford

 

Katie Gallagher has announced the release of her new single Man on a Mission

The 3 track release will be available to download from all digital platforms on Friday 23rd February

The official single launch will take place in The Bog Lane Theatre, Ballymahon, Co. Longford on Saturday 24th February 8.30pm

Support act on the night will be emerging Longford Singer-Songwriter Tomás Skelly

 

Katie has steadily become a rising star to acknowledge, over the last 2 years of her blooming music career.  From headlining solo gigs in her own right to supporting credible artists such as American chart topping duo Underhill Rose and Cork’s very own folk stalwart Mick Flannery, this Ballymahon native is proving her worthy resolve as a force to be reckoned with on the music scene.

Currently a 3rd year student in The School of Music and Theology DCU, Katie balances her love of teaching and working with children, alongside the demands of a present day professional musician.

Her appeal as a live performer has become her forte.  Her delivery of her own back catalogue mixed with a few invited covers reflects her magnetic personality and musicianship.   Katie has an innate quality of making an intimate space feel bigger and she is both a charismatic and engaging entertainer.  Under the genre of folk-pop she also displays many other influences that inspire her songwriting.

Says Katie of Man on a MissionThis is a devious song but it also has elements of fun and mischief.  It simply tells the story of a typical ‘lad’ that everyone meets on a night out.  I felt a strong Latin vibe with the melody which has even shown me a different side to my writing.   It’s an energetic song that everyone can dance to and it has always been well received at my gigs.

 

The On A Mission Tour Dates:

 

Wed 21st Feb:  The Cat & Cage (Upstairs) Drumcondra, Dublin – Support act Shane McGinley

*Fri 23rd Feb:  The Bog Lane Theatre, Ballymahon, Co. Longford – Support act TuLoA

Sat 24th Feb:  The Bog Lane Theatre, Ballymahon, Co. Longford – Support act Tomás Skelly SOLD OUT

Thurs 1st Mar:  The Loft @ Foleys Bar, Merrion Row, Dublin – Support act Peco

Sun 4th Mar:  The Live Lounge, Harbour Bar, Bray, Co. Wicklow – Support act Amy Naessens 

Thurs 8th MarThe Compilation Sessions, Fibbers Magee, Parnell St, Dublin

Sat 10th Mar:  Chez Le Fab, Limerick – Support act Sinead Toomey

Thurs 15th Mar:  Roisin Dubh (Upstairs) Galway – Support act Feuds

Fri 23rd Mar:  Tricky’s McGarrigles, O’Connell Street, Sligo

*Ticket bookings for Fri 23rd in the Bog Lane can be made by contacting: katiegallaghermusic7@gmail.com

 

TRACK LISTING:

Man on a Mission

Blue (unplugged)

Man on a Mission (unplugged)

Katie Gallagher:  Vocals and Guitar

Paul Gurney:  Piano, Bass and Drums

Track 1: Produced by Paul Gurney, Real World Studios, Longford

Tracks 2 & 3: Recorded live by Nick Murphy, Coffee Hill Studios, Dublin

 

Photography by Shelley Corcoran, Longford

www.shelleycorcoran-photography.com

 

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Man on a Mission video release on Friday 2nd February

Man on a Mission The Declan Sessions video release on Thursday 8th February

 

 

 


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