The Ghostlight Sessions
Category - Music Date - 06/08/2022 8:00 pm
The uber-talented Malojian headlines a great night of original music for our August Ghostlight Sessions along with Monaghan songstress Grainne Hunt and local talent Jason Deery.
“I absolutely love his music… just beautiful” (Cerys Matthews), “I love your music” (Bob Harris), “I’m completely obsessed” (Gary Lightbody), “really beautiful” (Lauren Laverne).
The above is just some of the praise Malojian – the man dubbed the North’s best songwriter over the last decade by Hot Press magazine – has garnered.
He’s released several stunning solo albums over the last few years collaborating with musical legends including Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Pixies), Joey Waronker (Beck, REM) and Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub). His 5th album HUMM – a collaboration with Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle – was released in September 2020 and was his 4th time being shortlisted for the Northern Irish Music Prize.
I really and truly believe we’ve unearthed a star here and I can’t urge you strongly enough to seek out this wonderful album – Maverick Magazine
Monaghan folk singer Grainne Hunt has shared stages with Glen Hansard and opened for Gladys Knight, Declan O Rourke and The Bay City Rollers.
Drawing comparisons to vocal icons Tracy Chapman and Nathalie Merchant, she has toured extensively in Ireland, UK, Europe and the US. Her latest album This Secret was released in September 2019 and has been hailed as “A seamlessly gentle fusion of Irish folk & Nashville backing together with Grainnes gorgeous, slightly throaty vocal delivery”.
Her latest endeavours saw her join U2 and Glen Hansard amongst others for The Late Late Show Charity Busk raising €1.5m for the Simon Community.
Emerging Ballybofey singer/songwriter Jason Deery appears at The Ghostlight Sessions celebrating last months release of his debut EP The Love Handle Collection on Ballybofey’s N15resonance label. Jason blends melodic guitar lines with prosaic lyrics to create a signature sound reflecting his experiences in rural Ireland.