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Folk // Stoneybatter, Dublin // HE/HIM

Started in October 2023, DUG is the new musical project of Lorkin O’Reilly and 5 string banjo player Jonny Pickett.

After spending the past decade in Upstate NY, releasing 2 albums, touring and gaining over 24 million streams on Spotify, Conor (Lorkin O’Reilly) decided to pack his bags in 2022 and move home to Dublin to be closer to family.

With that life change and meeting Pickett, came the inception of DUG- A band that blends American Old-Time and Irish folk, reflecting the musical heritage of both its members.

After selling out two headline shows at Whelans, featuring on Conan O’Brien’s new HBO series ‘Conan Must Go’ and performing on ‘Fanning At Whelan’s’ for Virgin Media, DUG is off to a flying start.
With their debut album well under way, and the first single ‘Jubilee’ (produced by Joshua Burnside) released on Feb 9th, 2024 is shaping up to be a busy year for this new outfit.