Welcome to Richard Gilpin.com
The online home of the Irish singer-songwriter
Richard Gilpin is a singer-songwriter originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, now based in County Donegal in the scenic north
west of Ireland. He has been involved in the Irish music scene for many years, performing with various bands both at
home and abroad throughout the last 10 years.
2002 saw the release of Richardís first solo CD entitled Beautiful Mistake. It featured 13 tracks and featured some of
the finest musicians in Ireland including Henry McCullough (ex wings, Joe
Cocker band etc), Cathal Hayden (Four Men and a Dog), Rosemary Woods, James
Delaney and many, many more! The result speaks for itself.
Not one to stand still for too long, 2003 sees the release of Richardís second solo album, 33 - a collection of 11 brand new songs. It features Richardís band
who have been with him for the past year: Liam McGinty (Drums), Remco Rodrigues
(Electric guitars) & Michael McGinty (Bass)
Produced by Richard, Michael and Remco, the album is sure to open up Richardís music to an ever larger and wider
audience. Also included in the recording
are Ted Ponsonby (Hammond), Eddie Lynch (Piano), MŠire Breathnach (Strings
& Vocals), and Liam Bradley (Percussion & Vocals).
Richard brings many and varied influences to his songwriting - blues, Irish traditional, country, rock - all the
influences can be heard on the recordings; a direct and often personal writer,
the songs ooze reality and garner credibility from their honesty. Citing influences as being Cat Stevens, John
Prine, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Paul Brady and more, Richards music does have echoes
of these yet captures a uniqueness and freshness to establish him as a new and
From Left: Michael
McGinty, Remco Rodrigues, Richard Gilpin and Liam McGinty