Corner Boy’s music blends together traditional Irish instruments and folk progressions with contemporary musical themes, all of which gives Corner Boy it’s distinctly energetic sound juxtaposed with a haunting narrative.
Winter 2012 in the railway town of Lennoxville, two hours east of Montreal. Mick D’Arcy begins to explore the process of emigration from his native Ireland. A collection of songs are born forming the early identity of Corner Boy’s folk & roots rock sound. Travel & live shows across North America ensue but time catches up. D’Arcy returns home to his native Wexford in the South East of Ireland, songbook in hand.
Attracting the attention of local musicians; Cian McGovern (Accordion, piano), Michael Sutherland (Drums), Matthew O Brien (Banjo, guitar) and Leo Staples (Bass) Corner Boy is formed
Touring extensively in; Ireland, UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East their music receives widespread national/international radio and television coverage. All 4 of their early singles (Ghost town city, True North, Morning morning and Untie the noose) reach #1 in the Irish iTunes folk charts with their single Morning, morning also charting at #1 in the Dutch world music iTunes charts. They feature at Ireland’s largest music festivals including; Sea Sessions, Indiependence, Hard Working Class Heroes, Knockanstockan, Electric Picnic
In 2017 Corner Boy begin a six month process of writing & demoing which inspires a collection of new material due for release in 2018. Under the direction of grammy award producer Ted Hutt the Goodbye Old Holy EP is recorded in Grouse Lodge Studios, Ireland & mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, Los Angeles.
The first single from this EP: Goodbye Old Holy is set for release in early 2018