One of the best sets I saw at Hard Working Class Heroes earlier this month was from the Dublin-based four-piece Orchid Collective.

Their set in Wigwam showcased a considered, sonorous folk-rock sound from four lads who have been growing into their music. This week, the band release their debut EP Courage and over four songs, the band establish that sound on record with the building ‘Tomorrows’, the melodic ‘Courage’ and the tension-filled harmonics ‘Waited On The Sun’ among them.

Orchid Collective are: David O Shea (lead vocals, guitar), Shea Tohill (lead guitar, vocals), Hugh O’Neill (bass, vocals) and Brian Roony (drums, vocals)

Orchid Collective Live Dates:

28.10.2016 Inec, Killarney, Co.Kerry
30.10.2016 Sligo Live Festival, Sligo
31.10.2016 Sligo Live Festival, Sligo
12.11. 2016 **Whelans Headline Show, Dublin**
01.12.2016 The Limelight, Belfast
02.12.2016 Courtneys, Killarney, Kerry
09.12.2016 The Spirit Store, Dubdalk
28.12.2016 Hot Spot Music Club, Greystones

Posted on October 17th, 2016


Breathe is a new charity album in aid of Pieta House featuring in aid of the Irish charity, Pieta House, a centre for the prevention of self-harm and suicide.

Among the contributors to the album’s 10 tracks are Pine The Pilcrow, Maria Kelly, Elephant, Orchid Collective and In Their Thousands.

A gig The Workmans will launch the album took place last night.

A €5 purchase goes to Pieta House – buy it from Bandcamp. Today is also One For Ireland day so get donating.

Posted on April 29th, 2016

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