New Irish Music – Barry McCormack – When The Windows Shake


For a few years, Barry McCormack was the person I’d seen most live. About ten years ago, he seemed to play support to every gig I went to in Whelans! It was strange to see someone live that many times over a short period, and you couldn’t help but develop an affinity for his honest tales of downtrodden life in Dublin. Now on his fifth album ‘Cut Throat Lane’ he continues to do what he loves. The video for his latest single, filmed by Adrian Crowley is below.

For more information, please check out his web site here.

“The video for the song ‘When the Windows Shake’, taken from McCormack’s latest album “Cut Throat Lane”, was filmed by Choice Award winning singer-songwriter Adrian Crowley. A companion piece of sorts to the video he made for Barry’s song ‘Worse Things Happen at Sea’, which they filmed in Paris, this time they shot footage in the more familiar surrounds of Dublin city centre and amidst the faded grandeur of the promenade in Bray. Scenes of cheap raincoats, scraggy pigeons and some majestic views of Killiney Bay are juxtaposed with lyrics about a town under threat from apocalyptic flooding, social disorder and illegal tobacco products.”

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