Since their formation a little over two years ago, Pine the Pilcrow have
enjoyed a busy and warm reception to the Irish music scene. The Dublin
based quartet of Kevin Murray, Hannah Ryan, Shay Sweeney and Robert
Campbell create original and imaginative music by combining folk, classical
and traditional influences with gruff and angelic vocal harmonies.
The release of their self-titled debut E.P. in March 2016 saw them
nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2016 Pure M awards, winning The Last
Mixed Tape’s ‘Readers EP of the Year’ award and nominated for Best Song
at the IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Competition for their ambient and
emotive ballad ‘Don’t Need Me’.
The rest of an exciting year for the band featured performances at the Ruby
Sessions, Connolly’s of Leap, Whelan’s and slots at Irish summer festivals
including the main stage in the Body & Soul area at Electric Picnic, Body
and Soul Festival, Arcadian Fields and Vantastival.
The band sold out their first headline performance at the Civic Theatre in
Tallaght and added support slots with Joe Chester at the Unitarian Church
and John Spillane, to the growing list of impressive live shows.
With 2018, Pine the Pilcrow are releasing their second E.P. ( Only Ghosts)
and continue to build upon their incredible debut year.
Working with acclaimed photographer and film maker Donal Moloney to
create a beautiful and haunting video for the single ‘Only Ghosts’ and
having a work with legendary songwriter Brendan Graham in the works
2018 looks like it will be one to remember for Pine ¶he Pilcrow!
Allow this band, born with a sound all of their own, to sweep you away with
delicate harmonies and heartfelt songs.