Local country singer finds inspiration from the Lough Neagh Mayfly for latest release
What would you do if you could only live for a day? This is the proposition posed in the new release from Tyrone native songwriter Anton Glackin, My Queen of the May.
Reflecting the short lifespan of the Mayfly on the shores of Lough Neagh, this folks ballad is a beautifully constructed and performed catchy piece. Produced by Peter Ware (Charlie Landsborough), with session contributions from musicians in both Ireland and Nashville, you are sure to end up humming this earcatching melody to yourself after first listening.
My Queen of the May follows the success of a clutch of radio hits for Anton, including Dust Clouds, The Day Hank Williams Died, That Dark Horse, Don’t Rock Where the Alligator Rolls, have all seen the Tyrone man chart across Europe. Anton has toured extensively across the mid-western USA as well as performing in the country heartland of Nashville.
At home he’s shared stages with many well-known artists,everyone from the late Nanci Griffith and touring heroes Bagatelle to Midge Ure and Smokie, reflecting the fact that he is one of the busiest performers on the folk and country circuits. Prestigious release service Hot Disc nominated Anton as one of their artists of the year in 2019 with hugely positive feedback across a network with global reach. Anton plans to continue touring the USA when safe to do so, but continues to write and record. My Queen of the May will surely solidify Anton's growing reputation as a noteworthy performer and writer of quality songs.
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PRAISE FOR ANTON’S WORK
George Jones BBC Radio
Gerry Kelly – UTV / BBC Radio Ulster
‘As good as it gets in country music’
Peter Anthony - Radio Caroline
‘A fine piece of work’
Charlie McGettigan – Eurovision Song Contest winner / Songwriter / Broadcaster
‘One of the most talented, exciting, Singer-Songwriters on the Irish Music scene’
Lisa Johnson, Belfast 89 FM.
Helen Schisas - Irish Country Music Radio