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Jinx Lennon releases new album ‘Walk Lightly When The Jug Is Full’ alongside nationwide tour

Jinx Lennon releases new album ‘Walk Lightly When The Jug Is Full’ alongside nationwide tour

Cathal Ryan

Dundalk punk poet Jinx Lennon is back with his thirteenth album, Walk Lightly When The Jug Is Full, a “North East punk folk voyage into Celtic tunings”, which is released today.

The title of the album, Jinx says, is taken from a “Kerry saying which I presume to mean do not squander your strength when you are at your peak fitness or something to that effect.”

Produced by Chris Barry and recorded in winter 2020 and spring 2021, Jinx says the opening track, Tyrants of the Open String is about “overcoming the awe I have for the likes of John Spillane and Andy Irvine and their open-tuned instruments, and the unfortunate encounter I had with Andy in the Workman’s Club about 10 years ago connected with a query I had about weird tunings.

“I was told off by Andy but it was for the best in the end, I just got stuck into the playing and eventually, I found my own way through the mire of learning something new.”

The album was released alongside a video for the second last track, The Man Who Loved Abba – a true story “about a man who came from the Lagan adopting Dundalk on the way hear the whole thing.”

Jinx Lennon is also heading off on tour, with dates throughout the country starting on Friday evening at the Duncairn in Belfast.

The Dundalk punk poets Walk Lightly When The Jug Is Full tour will see him head to the following venues:

  • Duncairn, BelfastApril 14
  • Workman’s Club, Dublin April 22
  • Pharmacia LimerickApril 28
  • Fred Zeppelins, CorkMay 5
  • Thurles, HickeysMay 6
  • Spirit Store, Dundalk May 12
  • Levi’s Corner Bar, BallydehobMay 13
  • Kane’s, BallyferriterMay 14
  • Galway Mechanics Institute, GalwayJune 9
  • Night and Day FestivalJune 25

The Dundalk punk poet’s new album Walk Lightly When The Jug Is Full is out now on all streaming platforms. You can check out the album on Bandcamp.

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