Folk Bands and Artists
The Lost Brothers
There is something special about two musicians in unison. Solo artists bear the brunt of pretty much everything – be it success or failure, joy or misery, it is all on their shoulders. Groups, meanwhile, are mostly perceived as ideal examples of democracy, when the reality is that they are governed by a benign dictator (if lucky) or a cruel despot (if not). Duos, on the other hand, are clearly in tune (and harmony) with themselves and each other.
As if proof were needed, take Oisin Leech (Meath) and Mark McCausland (Tyrone) as the perfect example. Having had previous lives in major label rock acts (respectively, The 747s and The Basement), the two Irish songwriters and musicians first met in 2007 and since they have gone from strength to strength.
Their 2018 latest album “Halfway Towards A Healing” was shortlisted for Album Of The Year at the RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards and included in The Irish Times Best Of 2018.
Genre: Alt Folk