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Hermitage Green’s new EP ‘Gold & Rust’ is out now!

Hermitage Green’s new EP ‘Gold & Rust’ is out now!

By ilovelimerick correspondent Frances Watkins

After appealing to the Limerick public to help fund their newest musical offering, Hermitage Green’s new EP ‘Gold & Rust’ is out now!

The band said on their official Facebook page “It’s been a pretty long journey from first writing this material, to choosing the right producer, to getting everything recorded between different studios in London, Wales and at home in Limerick. The hard work is done, now all that’s left is to get it out in the open – at which point we have no control over who likes it, who hears it or how people choose to interpret it. We feel like this is some of the best music we’ve ever released. We’re immensely proud of it and we cannot wait to get it out to you. Thank you all for your continued support and for allowing us to continue to make a living from playing and writing music.”

The five-man band from Limerick plays a unique blend of acoustic folk-rock and formed as a band in 2010 after a spontaneous jam session among friends. They quickly built up a large following through social media and a busy round of gigs, and debut EP ‘The Gathering’ reached number 1 in the Irish iTunes charts in September 2012.

A world tour followed and in 2013, the band self-released the album ‘Live at Whelan’s’. In 2015, they signed to Sony Music Ireland and released two singles ‘Jenny’ and ‘Quicksand’, which were hugely successful.

Their instruments include the bodhrán, djembe, rhythm guitar and banjo and their sets feature a blend of bluegrass and trad, with fast-paced African percussion and four-part vocal harmony.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.