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and…’s Lovember again….

Donnerstag, 5. Lovember, 08pm

As we have had nice Irish guests in the last weeks we continue with music from that island in the west.. Lou McMahon

As November turns to Lovember, and is still full of fog and ne.. haze we bring in the  Seattle Alt Folk duo named  Origami Ghosts



Lou McMahon is a contemporary folk artist from Co. Clare, Ireland. Her music showcases a multitude of melodic riches in a vibrant package. The voice of an angel and a thought provoking lyricist ‚Lou is one to watch‘ Danny McIlhinney ‐ The Irish Daily Mail newspaper.

Lou’s biggest platform came in 2012 when ARC Music UK licensed her song ‘Wide Eyed Lady’ for placement on a compilation album titled Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk, spanning 30 years of Irish folk music. Wide Eyed Lady is track no. 3 on Lou’s EP Delicate Dancer, released in 2009/10. Lou worked on Delicate Dancer with Terry Woods of The Pogues fame. In June 2012, McMahon released a single titled ‚Into The Wild‘ and she is currently working in the studio on a new EP & album which will later be released with ARC Music’s subsidiary label Pixie Pace Records label.

In 2011, the Irish Daily Mail newspaper and the Apprentice reality television series joined forces to create a musical task for the show. Thousands of artists entered the competition and Lou was one of the lucky ones to win through and have her song ‚A River‘ featured on the Fighting Chance CD ‐ as

Track No. 1 no less! The CD was distributed throughout Ireland with the Irish Daily Mail newspaper.

Lou has performed on television shows The Apprentice TV3, An Samhradh Linn TG4, Ireland AM TV3 and her music receives air play from both International and National radio stations – BBC Radio Shropshire, RTE Radio One, Dave Fanning 2FM, RTE Lyric fm, Clare fm, Dublin City FM, Radio Adelaide, WCSB 89.3 Cleveland’s FM Alternative Radio and more. Lou’s songs are released digitally to Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and her publication on ‘Ultimate Guide To Irish Folk’ can be found in record store’s and libraries around the globe –HMV and New York Public Library to mention but a few…

‚If frostbitten romanticism coupled with ingenious questioning and impressionistic painting is your lyrical game, then Delicate Dancer is a home from home‘ John O‘ Regan, freelance Journalist, broadcaster and lecturer who contributes to fRoots, Mojo, Caught in the Act, Irish Music Magazine

‘A fantastic Voice’ ‘An original sound’ Niall Toner ‐ RTE Radio One

‘The Arc Music label’s two-disc collection The Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk provides a well-curated look at modern Celtic music. In a genre that has broadened to include almost anything that features a fiddle or tin whistle, there is quite a bit of material to choose from. While much of the music here can’t quite be considered traditional, the collection is peppered with enough old-school folk scene veterans to balance out the more progressive fare. Tracks by traditional stalwarts like the Bothy Band, Altan, and the Dubliners appear alongside more pop-oriented acts like Lou McMahon and the Screaming Orphans. There are a few missteps that veer too far into the world of Celtic/new age schmaltz, but as a whole, this is a decent introduction to both classic Irish folk music and some of genre’s better contemporary artists.’ Timothy Monger


We’re an alt-folk rock band based in Seattle. I’ve been carrying the OG banner since 2004 with numerous talented musicians accompanying me along the way. The current construction of the band is composed of myself, Cassandra Wulff (piano/synth/flute/vocals), Kara Wiggert (accordion/vocals), Peter Lynch (bass/trumpet), Alan Gutierrez (bass), Amir Estakhrian (guitar/drums) and Kelly Viergutz (drums). We are getting set to release our newest album „Fruit & Animal“ on September 29th and are currently supporting it with a west coast tour. Our friends at The Planetary Group are getting set to promote our new album across the US college radio airwaves. The new release will shed light on some of the sounds we’ve been inspired by as of late — classic, weird, pop, satire, and funk, among others. The Planetary Group says OG is RIYL: Modest Mouse, Dr. Dog, The Unicorns, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes.


Here’s our latest press clipping:

In the up & coming section of the Stranger (EMILY NOKES 1/27/14):

Origami Ghosts are the seashell-folk/gentle-indie project of Seattle’s J.P. Scesniak—you know, one of those bands where one person holds it down, but reserves the right to be joined by a few or a lot of friends. OG’s songs are intricate, with layers of strings, guitar, and accordion (tasteful accordion) coming together at the corner of “peaceful nature hike” and “busker beach bonfire.” The earnest lyrics and airy vocals remind me of Little Wings, with the shy melancholy of Carissa’s Weird, and a maybe a touch of stripped-down Pinback.