Sons of Southern Ulster specialize in songs and stories deeply rooted in time and place. Hailing from Cavan, their debut album, Foundry Folk Songs, was a warts ‘n all examination of the vagaries, and occasional horrors, of a youth spent in a small border town during the dark days of the 1980’s.
While, essentially a lo-fi production, the album garnered rave reviews worldwide and led to airplay on the BBC, RTE, and Today FM- where the band were invited by Paul McLoone to do a live session.
A number of tracks were featured on cover CDs for U.K. magazines Vive Le Rock and R2 while lead track, the Pop Inn was named song of the week by the Irish Times. In 2018, the making of the album was chronicled by filmmaker Nicky Fennell in the documentary Foundry Folk Songs.
The soon to be released follow up, Sinners and Lost Souls, mines themes that will be familiar to fans of the first album. It features artwork by legendary artist Claus Castenskiold whose work has adorned such iconic albums as the Fall’s Perverted By Language, and Mother Juno by the Gun Club.