Saturday 23 October 2021 8pm Music Room
Having grown up during The Troubles, music was a way for Matt McGinn to engage in expression and find peace. He wondered if he could create peace through music and, working with artists in war torn environments, he created Lessons of War.
Tonight we hear the music from his beautiful documentary of the same name, along with stories of his experience making the album and the opportunities that can be found in sharing, collaborating and putting a little generosity out in the world.
Matt McGinn is a singer songwriter and producer from the foothills of the Mourne Mountains (Co. Down, NI). He has released four studio albums to date, all of which - notably Lessons of War - were critically acclaimed.
‘Plaintive and devastating reassessment of the futility of war, its horrors, effects and after-effects...’
The Line of Best Fit on Lessons of WarMatt's latest release Something became the most played song on BBC Radio Ulster (March 2021) and was playlisted on RTE Radio 1. His previous single Annie (Many Moons Ago) was described by Hotpress Magazine as ‘without doubt, one of the best singles you will hear this year’.
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