The Band, initially known as The Mooring Mast, was born in 2006, the creation of Denis (their Lead Singer). Initially the band produced pub/folk music from the traditional Scottish/Irish songbook. Their objective was to pay tribute to the music and share their love of traditional Celtic song with a wider audience. The Mooring Mast has matured over the years, eventually becoming The Moorings to reflect changing musical collaborations. The band has supported multiple artists on more than one occasion, playing with, Sarah Blackwood, The Real McKenzies, The Mahones, as well as Soldat Louis. Their first EP, homage to folk singers Ronnie Drew and Tommy Makem, was released in September 2009. 2010 has been an important year for the band, seeing their first 30-day tour of Hungary and a Battle of the Bands victory; the latter bringing them into the studio again. Inspired by a love of folk as well as modern music, The Moorings are now writing songs that draw upon a mix of both Irish and Punk influences. The release of their first LP titled, ‘Pints and Glory’ is anticipated in 2011.
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Friendship - 2011