Singer-songwriter Cahir and his band are about to release their first EP

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February 25 saw the release of singer-songwriter Cahir Cormac Looby’s debut EP, Things We Don’t Control.
Influenced by artists such as Mick Flannery and Sam Fender, the songs strive to combine pop, rock and trad in a unique way.
The EP’s two singles, Patriot and Hard-wiring, earned it a spot on the RTÉ Radio 1 Recommended Playlist and the BBC Introducing Mixtape respectively.
On March 2, Cormac and his band will officially launch the EP at the famed Róisín Dubh, Galway, following a sold-out gig at Whelan’s, Dublin earlier this year.
Cormac is from Cahir and went to Cahir National Boys School.
“I don’t know exactly where it started, but some of my earliest memories are of being forced to sing James Blunt at every family occasion by my parents (although the choice of song is mine). By also listening to Maroon 5 and Usher in my bedroom, I would eventually find out what the music was,” Cormac said.
He went to Rockwell where he played in a local band called Macalla with two school friends.
‘It was a first taste of the music industry and involved performing in front of lots of tough crowds in pubs in South Tipperary. After studying in Galway and Manchester I became a Spanish teacher, but I’ve been doing music full time for almost a year now,” Cormac said.
The Cahir man said he was very lucky to have a very talented group of musicians from Galway and Roscommon playing with him.
“We are currently organizing an Irish tour which will include a slot at the Claremorris Folk Festival on April 30,” Cormac said.

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