Danny O'Reilly Says Covid-19 Has Had A Huge Effect On Irish Music Industry


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Along with so many industries in Ireland and the world, the leisure/hospitality/music industry have been hit very hard by the Coronavirus. And as well as people might say, "ah sure haven't those bands a wedge of cash" that may be true for HUGE International acts but not for so many in Ireland that rely on live gigs, album sales etc. for their livelihood. One of those bands that have been affected massively are The Coronas. An essential planned tour of the USA in April has been postponed and a new album release date to be rescheduled. The Coronas new album, 'True Love Waits' will literally have to wait as it's release date has been pushed back The new album was largely recorded at London’s prestigious Eastcote studios with George Murphy, acclaimed engineer and producer (Ellie Goulding, The Specials, Mumford & Sons), who engineered The Coronas’ previous two albums, undertaking the main production duties along with Rob Kirwan (Hozier, PJ Harvey) and Cormac Butler (Academic, All Tvvins). I tell other bands. Lads, it could be worse you could have the same name as the virus! Fergal D'Arcy spoke with The Coronas frontman, Danny O'Reilly to talk about how this crisis has effected them as a band, cancelling tours and holding back their new album release date (it's called True Love Waits...and now it will have to!), having the same name as the virus (someone suggested they tour with The Vaccines!) He is also keeping himself sane in isolation in Dingle by playing a gig from his living room every night for fans online. The Coronas and Danny are great friends with the show and we hope to recreate some of these pics when Covid-19 passes!

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