Since 2010 The Emerald Armada has foot stomped, knees up’d and even the odd crowded surfed around the UK & Ireland. 2013 saw The Emerald Armada support acts such as Newton Faulkner, Villagers, Admiral Fallow, Hayseed Dixie and other top class acts. Songs such as “Everyone” featured on Channel 4s hit TV Series “London Irish” and numerous festival slots have helped the Armada share their unique brand of alt/irish folk music come to life. The band are now set to release their EP ‘Five Breathing Hearts’ with guests Hurdles in tow at The Limelight 2 on Thursday 5th June. Tickets for the show are on sale now from all usual outlets!
The Emerald Armada was brought to life with the soul ambition of creating music from all of lifes little inspirations. The Armada was formed by lead singer Neil Allen with his friend of over 20 years and bassist Gary Lynas. With a wealth of highly energetic home grown songs just waiting to take form, The Emerald Armada was born and soon made its way to a five piece. Including Benjamin Hamilton, Tony McHugh and most notably Dermot Moynagh bringing his unique contemporary bodhrán playing to the forefront.