Muckish Mountain
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November 25, 2016

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Written by Chris Reeve. Produced by Pete Harvey & The Eastern Swell String arrangement by Pete Harvey

“Muckish Mountain” – The Eastern Swell download single

  • Muckish Mountain

The Eastern Swell release “Muckish Mountain” as a video and download available from Friday November 25th 2016. The second single to be lifted from their critically acclaimed debut album “One Day, A Flood”, it finds the band in reflective mode. Penned by guitarist/vocalist Chris Reeve (with production and string arrangement by Pete Harvey of Modern Studies, Meursault and King Creosote repute), it’s one of the mellower moments from the album, echoing the pastoral, folk rock feel of Fairport Convention or Pentangle. Lyrically, it’s full of Emerald Isle imagery as vocalist Lainie Urquhart intones: “Sun's going down. The peat's blackened my boots. The Irish turf is dark at the roots. And so are you”, “I’ll be drowning my doubts in dark Irish Stout” and “Feast and the famine on Donegal hills”, all conjuring up a dark night of the soul over the water. But escape is dreamt of: “America bound, leaving behind this poor Irish town. Don't leave me alone on the mountain side.”

The Eastern Swell are: Lainie Urquhart: Vocals & Tambourine; Chris Reeve: Guitar & Vocals; Neil Collman: Bass & Vocals; Andy Glover: Drums & Percussion. Plus Pete Harvey: Cello