A Promised Land is the latest album release from Hugh Doolan. Nearly 5 years in the making, it’s a collection of folk, blues and soulfully contemporary songs, with a host of guest artists adding to the acoustically driven musical fabric – check out Derek Cornett’s fantastic guitar solo on Cats & Dogs @1m58s. Hugh’s voice is tinged with folk-soul velvetiness with lyrics that cover the earnest, the everyday and the poetic, from one song to the next.
HughDoolan is a singer-songwriter and Soundtrack artist living in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to releasing albums of his songs (Swiggin’ the Jig – 1994, Slopey – 2010, A Promised Land – 2016) Hugh composes and produces folk-infused and genre-diverse soundtracks, e.g. IFTA award-winning feature documentary Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey and a host of short films and YouTube content.
His music is often aired on RTE LyricFM’s The Blue of the Night and Movies & Musicals. In the 90’s Hugh played and toured a lot around Europe, e.g. with Christy Moore at Berlin’s Quasimodo club in 1991, and now plays the occasional gig/open mic to road-test new material.