The Urchin Collective logoUrchin Collective is a movement of independent musicians based in Ireland operating in the genres of avant garde, electronica, folk, Irish language, trad, alternative and indie.

Inspired by the work of other Irish and international collectives such as Community Music and Blocks Recording Club, in the next year the collective will release a sampler of their music and present several curated events.

The first of these shows will take place at Bewley’s Theatre Café on March 8th and will feature Enda Reilly, Fia Rua, Justin Grounds and Pearse McGloughlin. Doors are at 8.00pm and admission is 12 euro (10 for advance reservation from moc.liamg@evitcelloccisumnihcru).

For a free sampler check out

Email: moc.liamg@evitcelloccisumnihcru |

 If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together

Urchin Collective is:

Fia Rua

Upbeat dirty folk with minimalist dark romantic balladry

“contemporary and timeless …” Hotpress

Enda Reilly

Award winning singer and songwriter reminiscent of John Martyn writing in both

English and Irish

“an absolute treat …” Wildy’s World

Justin Grounds

Violinist, singer and electronicist.

“a superbly crafted release of atmospheric music …” Nialler 9

Pearse McGloughlin & Nocturnes

Intimate songs akin to Red House Painters and Spiritualized

“Soft focused tunes delivered with quietly assured authority…” Jim Carroll, Irish Times

Sweeney Lee

Acoustic-folk sensibility with jazz and blues influences

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