Alan Tully

Alan Tully


The sound of old style folk mixed with modern pop sensibilities and an ear for melody. More than just a guitar strum and a heavy heart, Alan Tully takes classic folk sounds and mixes them with other musical influences served on a base of good melody mixed with intelligent conversational lyrics


Alan Tully began his musical life while living in Lyon, France in 2004 at Johnny Walsh's Irish Pub. He had a residency there for six months and was advised by Adrian Walsh, the owner, to ring people up and sing into their answerphones to cheaply record himself. Instead, upon returning to Ireland Alan bought a home recording studio and set about writing his own material.

Since then he has been working on developing his sound and songcraft and become a regular feature on Dublin's live music circuit.

In over 30 performances since August 2005 Alan has played everywhere in town from Whelans, Bewleys Cafe Theatre and the Sugar Club to Crawdaddy and Eamonn Dorans. On the way he has supported acts like Matt Lunson, Tadhg Cooke, Colm Quearney the Show, Cousin Elias and the Amazing Few and has shared bills with many other up and coming acts. He has appeared on The Open Mike Show on FM104, The On the Verge Show on DSFM, Balcony TV and was reviewed in Hotpress Magazine.

Currently Alan is working on his debut EP having just compeleted demo sessions for it. It is provisionally called "Aeons EP" and is due for release later in 2007.

Set List

Original material regularly played at gigs:

1. The Town Across the Bay
2. Aeons
3. The Rhythm Blues
4. The Prodigal Son
5. Bells
6. Babe, What Would You Have Me Do?
7. Tow the Line
8. People Are Stranger
9. The Bar at the End of Time
10. Open Letter Blues
11. Frontier Lines
12. The Fable of the Tiger and the Viper
13. The Middle Passage

Usually a couple of covers are thrown in for good measure:

"Boots of Spanish Leather" - Bob Dylan
"Chelsea Hotel No.2" - Leonard Cohen
"Once I Was" - Tim Buckley
"Martha" - Tom Waits
"Fair The Well (Dinks Song)" - Traditional
"Thirteen" - Big Star
"Into My Arms" - Nick Cave
... and numerous others