MAJESTIC BEARS, the Galway band whose music draws on Irish folk, trad, and American country, launch their new EP, Julia, in The Loft at Seven tomorrow at 9pm.
The band - Ado Lyons (guitar, vocals ), Mike Burke (guitar, harmonica, vocals ), Wayne Foy (banjo, vocals ) - recorded the EP at Willow Sea Studios, Galway, accompanied by Sean Walsh on bass, David Shaughnessy on percussion, and Béibhinn Ó Connor and Stephanie Swanton on strings.
Majestic Bears are part of the Citóg Records' collective and have played the Spirit of Folk Festival and Vantastival. They have also won critical acclaim, GoldenPlec praising their "well-crafted folk tracks, rooted in traditional, rustic sounds", while The Thin Air said they "have displayed a knack for charming motifs and deft sincerity to keep the summery folk fan in all of us whistling all the way to the shops".
Support is from Eoin Dolan and New Pope. See Facebook and www.majesticbears.bandcamp.com