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Myles McCormack

Alternative // Belfast, Antrim // He/him

Whether as a solo artist, a member of trad-fusion group Lonesome George or his vital presence in Belfast’s world-beating folk clubs, Myles McCormack is a master of his quietly emphatic craft

To Better All Things (Myles’ second solo LP and the follow-up to 2019’s Real Talk) doubled down on the promise of something special back in January '23. On highlights like ‘One Day’ and ‘Every Time,’ the Belfast multi-instrumentalist paired sublime harmonies and fingerpicking finesse to wonderful effect.

A jam-packed year of shows and collaborations with the likes of Réalta, Cathy Jordan and Laytha has just been capped off with the news that McCormack has been selected as one of 12 recipients of the NI Arts Council’s Artist Career Enhancement Scheme (ACES)

Providing funding to the North’s most talented emerging and mid-career artists, it’s well-earned recognition for a musician set to break a whole lot of new ground in 2024. If you’ve got the chance to see him live - even just the once - you’ll know that few artists mean it more.

“Excellent Debut” - (The Irish News)
"Gossamer and quietly emphatic" - (The Thin Air)
"As magnetic as it is deep" - (Chordblossom)
“Expertly marries reflective subject matter with delicate instrumentation” - (Hotpress)
"Huge waves of sound from a deceptively simplistic setup" - (Northern Winds)
"An effervescent tenure to unravel mysteries and turmoil" - (Folk & Lore podcast)
“Melancholic and whimsical in equal measure” – (Bayview Sounds)
"Melodically well-defined songs and soulful vocals. Lyrically, he commands the attention too." - (Culture NI)

Previous accolades include:

Showcase Artist - Showing Roots '24
Artist-In-Residence at Out To Lunch festival 22
Showcase Artist - Output Belfast '22
The Oh Yeah Centre 'Scratch' talent development 22
Start Together Studios 'Ready To Rule 21
The MAC 'Hatch & Scratch' 21
Showcase Artist - Sound Of Belfast '21

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