NIALL MC GUIGAN

"Spiritual Anarchy"  

Now available on Spotify 

"If there were to be a category known as World-Rock then Spiritual Anarchy, the third album by Irish songwriter and music therapist NIALL Mc GUIGAN would be its flagship"  ​
 
RnR Magazine

MUSIC

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1. Simple Message

2. Don't let the music die

 

3. Spiritual Anarchy

 

4. It hurts but it heals

 

5. Butterly

 

6. I See

 

7. Talisman

 

8. Saoirse

 

9. Whom are you?

 

10. Mother Father

Niall Mc Guigan - Vocals, guitar, mandolin

Paul mc Cabe - Bass guitar 

Paul Mc Elroy - Guitar, Mandolin 

Clare Foley - Backing vocals

Karl Cosgrove - Drums, percussion

Rafal Szydlowski - Violin

All songs were written by Niall Mc Guigan except track 10 (Cover of rainbow gathering song)

Produced by Niall Mc Guigan & Ben Reel

Recorded at Drumill Lane Recording Studio, Silverbridge, South Armagh

Mixed and mastered by Ben Reel


Artwork by Kevin Mallon (www.ogmadagda.com)

In memory of Kevin Quinn

Niall Mc Guigan & Friend's Live At St.Ann's Church, Dublin 
This album is the live recording of the "Awareness" album launch performed at
St.Ann's Church, Dublin 
with the SUSO Gospel Choir in 2017

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receive free MP4 of the live concert

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1. The Bigger Picture

2. Stillness

 

3. Spirit

 

4. What’s for you won’t pass you

 

5. Staring at the moon

 

6. She moved through the fair

 

7. Altai Magtaal

 

8. Buyant Gol

 

9. Communicate

 

10. The stronger the tree the deeper the roots

 

11. Yarrow

 

12. Warrior Soul

 

13. Typical Jah

14. I know me now

15. Grandma's hands

Niall Mc Guigan - Vocals, guitar, djembe drum, didgeridoo

Paul mc Cabe - Bass guitar 

Martin Og McAllister - Double bass 

Ronan Morgan - Drums & percussion 

Gerry Black - Lead guitar 

Backing vocals - Ben Reel, Clare Foley, Kelly Redmond, Julianne Reel

Accompanied by the SUSO Gospel Choir directed by Eimear Crehan on tracks 12 - 15

Mixed & mastered by Gerald Black at Drumill Lane Studios, Silverbridge, South Armsgh, Ireland

Live video recorded and edited by Robert Mc Guire

Recorded live at St. Ann's Church Dublin

"AWARENESS" - DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE
 

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“Awareness” is inherently soothing and medicinal.  Its flowing rhythms and the gentle crescendo of Mc Guigan’s vocals create a calm that seems intrinsic to this singer’s creative vision. 
 
Colleen Taylor - The Irish Echo
 "An intense carnal whirl of sounds" 
Bryony Hegarty - Rock N Reel Magazine ****

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1. The Bigger Picture

2. Stillness

 

3. Spirit

 

4. What’s for you won’t pass you

 

5. Warrior soul

 

6. Staring at the moon

 

7. Altai Magtaal

 

8. Buyant Gol

 

9. Communicate

 

10. Typical Jah

 

11. The stronger the tree the deeper the roots

 

12. Yarrow

 

13. I know me now

Niall Mc Guigan - Vocals, guitar, djembe drum, didgeridoo, tenor saxophone 

Paul mc Cabe - Bass guitar 

Martin Og McAllister - Double bass 

Ronan Morgan - Drums & percussion 

Gerry Black - Lead guitar 

Backing vocals - Ben Reel (track 13), Clare Foley (track 7,10,12), Kelly Redmond (track 1,3,9,11), Julianne Reel (track 2,10

All songs written by Niall Mc Guigan except tracks 7 & 8 which are traditional Mongolian songs

Produced by Niall Mc Guigan & Ben Reel

Recorded at Drumill Lane Recording Studio, Silverbridge, South Armagh

Mastered by Masterlabs Recording Studio, Dublin


Artwork & photography by Taine King

Free Download - Spirit (remix)

 

BIO

Hons. BA Applied Music, MA Ethnomusicology, MA Music Therapy

Niall Mc Guigan is a musician and practicing music therapist from Castleblayney, Co.Monaghan, Ireland. Specializing in medical ethnomusicology, he has researched the topic of music & healing within shamanic & neo-shamanic traditions and also the development of therapeutic presence as a music therapist. Niall is currently working in the Netherlands as a music therapist in the area of forensic music therapy & Dementia & Alzheimers care. 

 

He has recently published an research article on the development of therapuetic presence in the peer-reviewed online journal Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy https://voices.no/index.php/voices/article/view/2586

As a musician he has performed in a variety of bands ranging from metal, grunge, rock, traditional Irish music, funk & reggae and also at festivals such as Electric Picnic, Arcadian fields (Ireland), Glastonbury (UK), Earth Garden & The Bubble Festival (Malta), Sacred Feminine Healing Festival (Czech Republic), & Psy-fi Festival (Netherlands).

The debut album “Awareness” is a collection of songs written over a period of six years expressing experiences of travel, education and self-discovery. Similar to the idea of songlines, a term used in aboriginal culture to describe songs that create a map, each song has a distinct story, life lesson or meditation that guides attention within, towards self-discovery and connection.

The album incorporates many musical styles including reggae, folk, rock, and Khoomii (Mongolian throat singing). This is fused with a variety of cross-cultural influences ranging from South American shamanism to eastern meditation practices.

Niall has released his third album "Spiritual Anarchy". The album is a reflection of the "spiritual journey" or the unlearning of what we believe to be true. Its theme relates to the resulting breakdown of psychological belief systems, ideologies, and social and cultural conditioning through self-inquiry from a desire for authenticity and connection. 

 

The musical style is a return to Niall's rock roots, in keeping with the eclectic world music feel of his last album fusing Mongolian throat singing, reggae, folk, and alternative rock.

Music is an incredible tool which helps us to access a deeper connection with our heart, emotions & feelings. Through feeling we remember our human connection and can deepen our sense of "being". Through this connection, self-inquiry can begin to uncover our true nature, the heart of reality and an ever-present stillness within.

 
 

VIDEOS

Spiritual Anarchy
Spirit
Yarrow
The Bigger Picture
Althai Magtaal 
Grandma's hands with SUSO Choir

GALLERY

 
Live shot (The Workmans Club Dublin)

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LIVE SHOWS

CONTACT

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Would you like to host a house concert with Niall Mc Guigan?

A house concert is exactly as it sounds and offers an intimate, cozy musical experience between the artist and audience in ones own living room, garden or workspace.

It also offers the opportunity for a more interactive experience for the audience as the songs and feeling inspired by the album "awareness" describe a personal experience of self-discovery through storytelling, music & self-inquiry.

 

These experiential concerts can also vary in content depending on audience size and interests and can also be conducted as a workshop that includes qi gong(8 healing sounds), group voice work and self-inquiry dialogue.  

The songs themselves also inspire dialogue, questions, and conversation and direct the experience of the listener towards inner stillness and present moment awareness.

There are no additional costs to the host of these events. Donations or set fee are accepted for the artist at the end of the concert from the guests  and the opportunity to sell CD's 

For bookings or events info please contact - mcguiganniall@gmail.com

 

Niall Mc Guigan - The Underground Bar - Carrer Bearn, 16, AD200 Pas de la Casa, Andorra January 2019

01/01/19

Tuesday to Sunday 1st to 6th + 8th to 13th + 15th to 20th + 22nd 27th

Tel: +376 399 347 Admission Free -- From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Niall Mc Guigan - The Underground Bar - Carrer Bearn, 16, AD200 Pas de la Casa, Andorra Febuary 2019

02/01/19

Tuesday to Sunday 5th to 10th + 12th to 17th + 19th to 24th

Tel: +376 399 347 Admission Free -- From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Niall Mc Guigan - The Underground Bar - Carrer Bearn, 16, AD200 Pas de la Casa, Andorra March 2019

03/01/19

Tuesday to Sunday 5th to 10th + 12th to 17th + 19th to 24th

Tel: +376 399 347 Admission Free -- From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Niall Mc Guigan - Hosting Open Mic Night - Mc Kennas Bar, 62 Dublin St, Roosky, Monaghan, H18 HD92, Ireland

04/17/19

Starts 10pm

Admission free +353 47 81789

Niall Mc Guigan - The Wildwood Cafe, Liberties of Carlingford, Omeath, Co. Louth

04/18/19

Shows starts: 8pm - Wildwood Supper Club - Vegan Tapa's BYOB - For Reservations Call 087 753 5232

35 Euro

Niall Mc Guigan & The Brown Notes Band - Conabury, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

04/20/19

Starts 10pm

Admission Free +353 42 974 0216

Niall Mc Guigan - The Horsemans Bar - Conabury, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

04/25/19

Starts 10pm

Admission Free +353 42 974 0216

Niall Mc Guigan - Café 't Monumentje, Westerstraat 120, 1015 MP Amsterdam, Netherlands

05/11/19

Start time 21.00 www.monumentje.nl/

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan & Karl Cosgrove (The Krauts) - Zeppi's Pub, Triq Il Kuncizzjoni, Il-Qala, Malta

05/15/19

Start time 21.00 +356 9909 8167

Free

Circle of Being - Self-Enquiry Retreat, Island of Gozo, Malta,

05/17/19

For more info visit www.pauleijkemans.com

mcguiganniall@gmail.com

Circle of Being - Self-Enquiry Retreat, Dublin, Ireland

05/23/19

This is a retreat open to the public. For more info visit www.pauleijkemans.com

295 Full Weekend Price

Niall Mc Guigan - Little Fly / La Pien Noir, Koningstraat 58, 2011 TD Haarlem, Netherlands

05/31/19

Start time 21.00 http://www.lapiennoir.nl/

Free

Niall Mc Guigan - Circle of Being - Switzerland

06/27/19

http://www.pauleijkemans.com/

To paraticipate contact paul@eijkemans.com

Niall Mc Guigan - Discovering stillness through music & self-Inquiry - Private House Concert, Utrect, Netherlands

07/04/19

Limited spaces - Email mcguiganniall@gmail.com

5 - 10 Euro Donation

Niall Mc Guigan - Little Fly / La Pien Noir, Koningstraat 58, 2011 TD Haarlem, Netherlands

07/05/19

Start time 21.00 http://www.lapiennoir.nl/

Free

Niall Mc Guigan - The Wolfhound Irish Bar & Kitchen, Riviervismarkt 9, 2011 HJ Haarlem, Netherlands

07/12/19

Start time 23.00 https://www.thewolfhound.nl/ 023 525 9054

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - Lokaal - Dutch Beer Bar - Koningstraat 46, 2011 TD Haarlem

07/22/19

Start time: 20.30 023 551 2129

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - Hosting Open Mic Night - Mc Kennas Bar, 62 Dublin St, Roosky, Monaghan, H18 HD92, Ireland

07/24/19

Start time: 10pm +353 47 81789

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - The Jolly Rodger Bar, Farranacoush, Sherkin Island, West Cork. Ireland

07/25/19

Start time: 21.30 +353 28 20662

Free

Niall Mc Guigan - Tierney's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Spekstraat 8, 2011 HM Haarlem, Netherlands

06/07/19

Start time: 22.00 Contact - 023 202 0057 www.tierneysirishpub.nl

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - The Jolly Rodger Bar, Farranacoush, Sherkin Island, West Cork. Ireland

07/26/19

Start time: 21.30 +353 28 20662

Free

Niall Mc Guigan & Friends - The Spirit Store Backroom, George's Quay, Marsh North, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland

07/31/19

Start time 9pm (042) 935 2697

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - McKevitts Village Hotel, Market Street, Liberties of Carlingford, Carlingford, Co. Louth

08/01/19

Start time: 9.45 (042) 937 3116

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan & Friends - Arcadian Fields Boutique Festival, Bellurgan Park, Bellurgan, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland

08/02/19

Drawing Room Stage - Start time 17.00 (042) 937 1318

Tickets Available: https://www.universe.com/events/arcadian-field-festival-tickets-dundalk-8L1R9J?fbclid=IwAR2uo4R8pg4Y0Nf-dBEgRS67pT1zcdncoVVd5dnUTUFGKfD4atFG2CB00Zg

Niall Mc Guigan - Healing Festival, Sacred Femine Energy - Marianske Udoli, Brno, Czezh Republic

08/09/19

https://www.healingfestival.eu/?lang=en

30 percent discount if tickets are bought before 02/07/2019 - Follow this link - https://www.smsticket.cz/vstupenky/17327-healing-festival-vip-sleva?fbclid=IwAR15pSQlas2JNjiiPSQoj4bPK56pvU8OcQV25oYjR2xkslPD_BebkLYZUFM

Niall Mc Guigan & Friends - "New Album - Spiritual Anarchy Album Launch" - The Workman's Club, The Workman’s Club 10 Wellington Quay Dublin 2

08/14/19

Start time: 8pm Support act to be announced - https://theworkmansclub.com/

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/niall-mc-guigan-friends-album-launch-spiritual-anarchy-tickets-64354284397?fbclid=IwAR0jXXdpgx_79aqxeLrR77KzQpFCCfoebWAqzx9APB2LgKvoeR74clil1XM

Niall Mc Guigan - Tierney's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Spekstraat 8, 2011 HM Haarlem, Netherlands

08/22/19

Start time: 22.00 Contact - 023 202 0057 www.tierneysirishpub.nl

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - Discovering stillness through music & self-inquiry workshop - Psy-fi Festival, De Groene Ster", Groningerstraatweg, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

08/27/19

Dates and venue to be announced for the workshop

Tickets available here - https://www.psy-fi.nl/

Niall Mc Guigan - Learning Tagnain Palatal Khoomi (Mongolian throat singing) - Niall Mc Guigan - Psy-fi Festival, De Groene Ster", Groningerstraatweg, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

08/27/19

Date & venue to be announced

Tickets available on the website - https://www.psy-fi.nl/

Niall Mc Guigan - Café 't Monumentje, Westerstraat 120, 1015 MP Amsterdam, Netherlands

09/14/19

Start time 21.00 www.monumentje.nl/

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - The Bubble Festival - A festival of life, The Bubble, NGO, Ghajn Tuffieha, Malta

09/17/19

Tagnain Khoomii Singing Workshop - 11.45 - 12.45 Peace Grove Area

Tickets available here https://thebubble.com.mt/

Niall Mc Guigan - The Bubble Festival - A festival of life, The Bubble, NGO, Ghajn Tuffieha, Malta

09/18/19

Hosting the Space Jam Event - 20.00 Tower Stage

Tickets available here https://thebubble.com.mt/

Niall Mc Guigan - The Bubble Festival - A festival of life, The Bubble, NGO, Ghajn Tuffieha, Malta

09/19/19

Discovering stillness through music & self-inquiry - 15.00- 16.30 Peace Grove Area

Tickets available here https://thebubble.com.mt/

Niall Mc Guigan - The Bubble Festival - A festival of life, The Bubble, NGO, Ghajn Tuffieha, Malta

09/19/19

Awareness & Spiritual Anarchy Album perfromance - 21.00 - Tower stage

Tickets available here https://thebubble.com.mt/

Niall Mc Guigan & Rick Gray (Shared Concert) - Culucu Bar, Hohe Str. 123, 47533 Kleve, Germany

09/26/19

Start time: 21.30

Audience Donation

Niall Mc Guigan - Cafe Stiels, Smedestraat 21, 2011 PT Haarlem, Netherlands

10/01/19

Start time: 22.30 - https://www.stiels.nl/

Free

Niall Mc Guigan - Fleetenkieker Irish Bar, 10, Börsenbrücke, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

10/03/19

Start time: 22.00 - https://www.irishpub-fleetenkieker.de/ +49 40 36093599 -

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - Fleetenkieker Irish Bar, 10, Börsenbrücke, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

10/04/19

Start time: 22.00 - https://www.irishpub-fleetenkieker.de/ +49 40 36093599 -

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - House Concert - Kermisdahlstraße 7, 47533 Kleve, Germany

09/27/19

Doors open @7pm - Concert from 8pm - 10pm - Followed by open jam night

Donation

Niall Mc Guigan - Hosting Open Mic Night - Mc Kennas Bar, 62 Dublin St, Roosky, Monaghan, H18 HD92, Ireland

10/09/19

Start time: 10pm +353 47 81789

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan & Band - Spiritual Anarchy Tour - Latte La, Thomas Ashe street Cavan , Ireland

10/11/19

+353 87 631 0594

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan & Band - Spiritual Anarchy Tour - Conabury, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

10/11/19

Starts 10pm

Admission Free +353 42 974 0216

Niall Mc Guigan - Spiritual Anarchy Tour - The American Bar - 65 Dock St, Belfast BT15 1LF, United Kingdom

10/07/19

Start time 8pm +44 28 9074 3964

8 STG Admission

Niall Mc Guigan - Discovering stillness through music & self-inquiry - Bewleys Street Cafe, 78- 79 Grafton Street, Dublin, D02 K033, Ireland

10/16/19

Start time 21.30 https://www.bewleys.com/ie/grafton-street-cafe/

15.00 Euro

Niall Mc Guigan - Little Fly / La Pien Noir, Koningstraat 58, 2011 TD Haarlem, Netherlands

10/25/19

Start time 22.00 http://www.lapiennoir.nl/

Free

Niall Mc Guigan - Tierney's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Kromstraat 29, 2611 EP Delft, Netherlands

11/16/19

Start time: 22.00 Contact - 015 888 1522 www.tierneysirishpub.nl

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - Sofar Sounds Leiden - Secret Venue TBA

11/17/19

Start time: 14.00 Limited spaces available -https://www.sofarsounds.com/leiden

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - The Irrational Library - Doelstraat 31, 2011 GG Haarlem, Netherlands

11/23/19

Start time: 15.00 Contact 023 534 1296

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - Little Fly / La Pien Noir, Koningstraat 58, 2011 TD Haarlem, Netherlands

11/30/19

Start time 22.00 http://www.lapiennoir.nl/

Free

Niall Mc Guigan - ’t Oude Pothuys - Oudegracht 279 3511 PA Utrecht, Netherlands

12/01/19

Start time: 21.00 http://www.pothuys.nl/ 030 231 8970

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - Tierney's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Spekstraat 8, 2011 HM Haarlem, Netherlands

12/06/19

Start time: 22.00 Contact - 023 202 0057 www.tierneysirishpub.nl

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - Tierney's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Kromstraat 29, 2611 EP Delft, Netherlands

12/07/19

Start time: 22.00 Contact - 015 888 1522 www.tierneysirishpub.nl

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan - Hosting Open Mic Night - Mc Kennas Bar, 62 Dublin St, Roosky, Monaghan, H18 HD92, Ireland

12/19/19

Start time: 10pm +353 47 81789

Free entry

Niall Mc Guigan & Band - The Hormans Inn - Conabury, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

12/22/19

Starts 10pm Cotact +353 42 974 0216

Admission Free +353 42 974 0216

Niall Mc Guigan & Band - Latte Da -1 Thomas Ashe St, Abbeyland, Cavan, H12 NY71, Ireland

12/21/19

Starts 15.00 Contact +353 87 631 0594

Admission Free +353 42 974 0216

Niall Mc Guigan - Café Checkpoint Charlie - Discovering stillness through music & self-inquiry -Na