• Dublin, Ireland
  • 03/08/2016
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Members are John McManus (vocals/guitar), Gary Graham (guitar/vocals), Gerard McHugh (vocals/percussion), Michael McKinney (bass/vocals), Declan McCartan (cello/vocals) and Rory McAuley (drums/vocals) .

Originally coming from a couple of small rural villages in the Glens of Antrim and Belfast runabay are six musicians who through their passion for harmony and melody have been writing and recording since late December 2013.
Runabay are at the forefront of fresh, new music in Northern Ireland, a sound which has undeniably been shaped by the beautiful coastline which surrounds the Glens of Antrim and is felt through the swooping melodies and poignant lyrics. The band produce a mature sound that leaves the listener hanging on the intricate guitar riffs, mellow three part harmonies and haunting cello.

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Pop | Indie Rock | Americana/Roots



Gerard McHugh

Press Release

‘six musicians, sublime harmonies and a cellist (for good measure) - they’re a glowing spark waiting to ignite.’ Rigsy (anchor of BBC’s Across the Line show)

Runabay are starting 2016 by moving out of their comfort zone for their second date in the capital city Dublin. They will be among the line up of the Ruby Sessions in Doyles on the 8th of March. The band have just released the single This Day on January 27th, with rave reviews from fans and press and so, this has been a perfect start to an exciting year.

The band have had an amazing year in 2015, with The June EP gaining a spot on the Pure M Awards longlist and Moon Turns Blue also nominated for Best Single. With songs such as Feel Like Home making national radio airplay on BBC 6Music and all of the other songs finding a home on local BBC Radio Ulster.

For a full list of Ireland dates, visit Runabay’s website or Facebook page. You can catch Runabay’s UK shows at the following dates:

8th Mar - Doyles Ruby Sessions - Dublin 

24th Mar - The Spirit Store - Dundalk 

19th May - Sunflower Bar - Belfast  

4th Jun - Maritime Festival - Rathlin Island

This Day is out now via Foundation Media and available to buy from all good record stores, online retailers and available to stream from Spotify or iTunes

Dispatch Details

Concert Start Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Ruby Sessions
Venue St. Address: Doyles, 9 College Street,
Venue City, State: Dublin, Ireland
Venue Zip: D2
Venue Link: Click here
Ticket URL: Click here
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