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Emma Lohan / Stage Door Guy at the Magic Garden
October 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 amFREE ENTRY
Folk-Pop singer/songwroter will be live at the Magic Garden with support from Punk Blues band Stage Door Guy.
Emma Lohan grew up in a small village in Co. Galway on the west coast of Ireland. She currently divides her time between Ireland, UK and the Balearic Islands where she creates dreamy melodic folk pop reminiscent of Karen Dalton, Oumou Sangar and Joanna Newsom.
Classically trained as a child, she broadened her musical horizons by hitchhiking across West Africa to study polyrhythms and community music. She completed a masters in Community Music in 2010 and afterwards began writing and touring un-der the moniker of Rivers and Crows.
She moved to London in 2015 and started working with the Manawax Studios crew and BBC3 dub producer Nick Manasseh. Together they produced The 8th, a protest song about women’s rights in Ireland which began a two year creative journey cul-minating in the release of her debut album Black Atlantic in October 2018.
Lohan is signed to 411 Music Group and has been played on Irish national radio station RTE Radio 1, Hoxton Radio, Resonance FM and the Indie and More playlist.
“Emma Lohan’s sound comes with beautifully ghostly swirls and elegant, sweet harmonies underneath the bonnet.” – The Irish Times
“Emma Lohan’s lyrics are the pleasant harmony of a tough adolescence and joyful adult explorations, her voice is as sweet as it is melancholic and her music is both gently euphoric and heartbreakingly poignant.” – New Pope
“A Mancunian was lost and alone in New Orleans. Guitar legend Mr CJ Williams saved his soul and Punk blues was born”
The band was formed on the final day of Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday and played their first gig the day after Mardi Gras on Ash Wednesday at Buffa’s Lounge. Stage Door Guy have released 2 albums which can be found on Bandcamp and all streaming sites