Debut release, out Friday 25 May 2018
Wolverhampton-based songwriter Eileen Quigley releases her debut EP on Friday 25 May 2018.
Entitled Jumpers For Goalposts, the release features four tracks that mix personal experience, observation, and social commentary.
The Philosopher and Ska Band was inspired by the 2013 Clutha Vaults tragedy, which saw 10 die after a helicopter crashed into a Glaswegian pub, while Artificial Flowers uses the lifespan of a bouquet of flowers to explore today’s world. Soundtrack Of Life reflects on the need for positivity in the face of life’s ups and downs.
The EP’s title track, meanwhile, sees Eileen recalling the carefree days of her childhood.
“I grew up in a tenement about a mile from Hampden Park football ground, and if there was a match on at Hampden you could stand on the veranda and hear the crowd roar,” she says. “I also loved playing football as youngster … and how you make your own entertainment.”
Born in the Gorbals, Glasgow, of Irish parents, and raised in the south side of the Scottish city, Eileen relocated to the West Midlands in the 1990s.
Her debut EP was recorded at the studio of West Midlands-based singer/ songwriter Dan Whitehouse (Reveal Records), after she impressed Dan with her acoustic songs while attending his Songwriting Circle workshops in Birmingham.
The tracks feature guest contributions from multi-instrumentalist Dan and Uilleann pipes player Max Gittings, from The Destroyers.
Eileen Quigley: Jumpers For Goalposts EP us available via CD, download and streaming services from Friday 25 May 2018.
For more information, including gig listings, see: eileenquigley.com
Eileen Quigley: Jumpers For Goalposts EP
- Jumpers For Goalposts
- The Philosopher and Ska Band
- Artificial Flowers
- Soundtrack Of Life
Formats: CD, Streaming, Download
Sunday 20 May 2018
Buskin for Parkinsons Free Festival
Katie Fitzgerald’s, 187 Enville St, Stourbridge DY8 3TB
Black Country Radio’s Omma ‘n’ Chains host, Billy Spake Mon presents The Buskin for Parkinson’s Free Festival.
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Rea River Roots
Tower Of Song Music Venue, 107 Pershore Rd S, Birmingham B30 3EL
Monday 25 June 2018
Crescent Unplugged, The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote St, Birmingham B16 8AE
For more appearances see: www.eileenquigley.com/gigs
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