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Fiach Moriarty; Quick One With.

Byline: With MAEVE QUIGLEY, DEMELZA de BURCA & JAMES WARD

Singer /songwriter Fiach Moriarty is about to release a new track, Raindrops, from his second album Revolution.

The album was inspired by the childhood days Fiach spent marching for causes in the 80s with his family which are also all too relevant in today's society.

We caught up with Fiach to see what his plans are for the long hot summer and beyond.

How long have you been singing?

As long as I can remember but I probably went out and started gigging first around town from about 15 years of age.

Tell us about the new record and single. The new record is called The Revolution and is an album I'd been threatening to record for a while. I'm huge into history and there's songs there about Paraic Pearse, The 1916 Rising, The Battle of Mount Street Bridge and Los San Patricios who were an Irish brigade in the Mexican Army.

The new single is called Raindrops and is about the American Civil Rights movement.

When is the next gig?

Tuesday, July14 in Doyle's, College Green, for the Ruby Sessions.

Who are you listening to at the minute?

I'm listening a lot to 'Sophtware Slump' by Grandaddy. An amazing sounding record sonically and with big ambitious songs.

Describe your music in one sentence.

Folky melodic pop is the closest I can come up with.

What Irish bands do you rate?

Th mar There are so many. Delorentos are great.

Vi co bth bAc Villagers are consistently brilliant and there's a new band called ALDOC that I'm convinced are going to take the festival scene by storm this year.

gt st What has been your best moment as a musician so far?

Performing The Noble Call a capella in the Abbey Theatre last year was a special moment. Performing recently with the RTE Concert Orchestra for the RTE Road to the Rising gig in the Gresham was a really proud moment for me and my family.

What are your hopes for the new record?

I hope to tour it in the States and Europe next year and perform the songs to as many people as possible. Next year is a big year for Ireland and I'd like to be involved in that narrative.

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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion Column
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 10, 2015
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