April 4th 2016

Sons Interview and album review in Vive Le Rock

Described as 'a mesmerising  mix of post-punk and folk',Foundry Folk Songs received a lofty 8/10 rating from the VLR team in this month's issue. 

Check it out in our Media section!

Also, check out the interview with  Justinus J Kelly and David J Meagher which is also available in the Interviews section of the site....ENJOY!!!

and don't forget to follow give the Sons your love!!!

Sons announce that 7 inch vinyl copies of The Pop Inn are 'imminent'. Check out the cover below! Details on how to get your hands on a copy will be announced here soon.

Sons release Video for McElearney's Says Check it out my friends!

The Sons reveal the truth about their background with interview in R2 magazine -

check out the media section for the interview in full

​​Welcome to the Sons of Southern Ulster official website

April 29th 2016

The Pop Inn receives Song of the week in the Irish Times.

JULY 2017​​​​

As  veteran Irish Rock critic Tony Clayton Lea labels SoSU 'the best Irish band you've never seen', guitarist Meagher admits to a severe case of Axe-ache!!!

July 2016

Sons feature in Hot Press' FREE MUSIC FRIDAY.

Big thanks to Stuart Clark and the lads! .........Check it out at: www.hotpress.com/portishead/news/Portishead-The-Flaming-Lips-Bastille--Four-Tet-star-in-Free-Music-Friday/17488458.html

Sons get stellar review for "Thrilling debut" album in Louder Than War Magazine

Sons of Southern Ulster

All four members gather together for the first time in more than two deacdes - the Sons are READY TO ROCK!!!

​How about some CAVAN COLA!!!

Check out the podcast at: www.newstalk.com/.../28th_May_2016_-_Down_To_Business.../

Sons of Southern Ulster title track is also on video. Check it out!

Premiere of Nicky Fennell's film about the making of Foundry Folk Songs at the main auditorium at UHL in Limerick.

If you missed it catch the trailer here: 

Old news

September 2016

Sons feature on R2 magazine cover CD with the "shimmering" Harry Clarke!

June 2016

Those positive reviews keep coming in!!! Sons officially labelled 'critically acclaimed'

See Musician.ie and Soundwaves.com reviews below

Reissue of Foundry Folk Songs with new sleeve art - copies available through this website soon on CD and vinyl. If you've got one of the original 500 copies consider yourself in possession of a collector's item!

An emotional night in Bailieborough as a packed Arts and Cultural Centre hosts the homecoming Sons - The action was all captured by film-maker Nicky Fennell as part of the forthcoming Film documentary.

Sons confirm three dates for Summer tour 2018.... including a first Dublin gig!

Justin: visibly Ecstatic about the forthcoming tour

The Pop Inn video is here: ENJOY!!!​​

February 14th, 2016

It's finally here! Yes folks, at the (slightly) delayed release date of Valentine's day 2016, "Foundry Folk Songs" is finally available.

Described as having a sound that veers between "Post-punk, Irish folk and the Velvet Underground" FFS charts a journey through a time and place that has disappeared into the mists. 

Available at iTunes, amazon and through this website (just send us a request!), you can check out some sample tracks in the videos below...

​You can also listen to the whole tootin' shebang on spotify....as Vive Le Rock advise...."get into it!"

April 2017

​Sons announce first of mini tour dates - a lunchtime gig at the Workld Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick!

November / December 2017

February / March 2018


Check out the video for Farmers' Hall.

The Pop Inn described by Punk Goddess Cait O'Riordan as "Superb".....The Sons are blushing!

December 2016




April 2018

October 2016

Sons rocking out in Boston!!! Surely a few dates in Ireland are on the way  soon???

At last!!!......Vinyl copies of Foundry Folk Songs now available.

August 2016

Sons feature on Vive Le Rock cover CD with 'Farmers Hall'​​

 Ireland's coolest cleric descales his 'love' for the Sons!!! Thank you Fr Dammo 

May 2016

​Sons interviewed on Bobby Kerr's Down to Business - Boston Special

Sons nominated amongst Cavan's greatest ever bands by Anglo Celt

and receive 4 Star review in R2 magazine.

Tour finale at the wonderful Washerwoman 

Check out reviews of FFS on Scotland's foremost indie site and the Edinburgh news:



SOSU = Four right mugs :-)

September 2017

June 2017

Sons deep in rehearsals for tour dates and new album

​The summer tour sees the return of Noel 'Skinhammer' Larkin on drums and Paddy Glackin on Bass...

Reissue of Foundry Folk Songs available in UK and beyond through Avalanche records for the princely sum of £8 plus p+p:


Sons kick off tour with secret Washerwoman appearance followed by opener at the World Academy of Music and Dance

May 2017

Sons announce two further dates for Summer tour -  

The fabulous Washerwoman Bar in Ballina Co. Tipperary

and a hometown return to

Bailieborough Arts and Culture Centre