Jung Turks

Jung Turks




Jung Turks are James P. Rooney (drums, percussion, mandala) and Edward D. Rooney (baritone nylon string guitar). They play what is known as Œjãipha - this musical form is based on the belief that the artist is a channel through which the infinite reveals. Through study of Œjãipha masters from Duluth, Calw, Paola, Algeciras, Jajouka, Belfast and Aracataca the brothers' pallette has developed and musical boundaries diminished.

Since their inception in the spring of 2005 they have performed over 100 shows across Ireland, on occasion in the company of such subterranean heroes as Adjagas, The Redneck Manifesto, giveamanakick, The Jimmy Cake, The Dublin Guitar Quartet, Ten Past Seven, Blood On The Wall, Larrikin Love and Orson.
2007 will bring further touring, with recording of their debut album planned for the summer.




'Jung Turks are something special; they combine their superb musicianship on both the drums and guitar with an eclectic mix of genres to create intricate and highly original music...this is some of the best instrumental rock music out there.' irishrockers.com

'Jung Turks approach is unlike any other...a strange and wonderful beast' - Kernan Andrews, Arts Editor, Galway Advertiser

'With just classical guitar and drums for comfort, Jung Turks sound like the offspring of the White Stripes and Rodrigo y Gabriela; lost musical children who were reared in a South American gypsy camp by former Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, before being sent to boot camp with Frank Zappa, who in turn sent them to the bog where they dug turf and fusion music.' - Ronan Casey, Westmeath Examiner

'Really, really crazy and innovative...amazing band' - Ed Larrikin, Larrikin Love


Jung Turks (2005)
1. Old Toms Bowlegged Baroom Shuffle
2. On The Brink
3. It Can't Rain All Day
4. Mellonta Tauta

4 Track EP independantly recorded and released. Distributed through Zhivago Music Stores, Galway and at live performances by the band.