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American folk rock band coming to Omagh

Mulligan Bros
American Folk Rock band ‘The Mulligan Brothers’ from Mobile, Alabama play at Strule Arts Centre on Thursday, February 2.

The group will also be popping into The Boneyard Record Shop in Omagh earlier that day at 2.30pm for a live in store session to get warmed up for the big gig that night.

In golfing terms, a ‘mulligan’ is a second chance, and the band represents a second chance for each member of the group.

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Veterans of other bands, this is where they found the music they always wanted to play.

The songwriting and warm, honest, straight-to-the heart voice of lead singer Ross Newell draws listeners into the group’s signature sound, where the harmonies of Greg DeLuca, Ben Leininger and Melody Duncan make the songs soar or haunt from the shadows. De Luca plays drums and Leininger is on the bass. Fiddler Melody Duncan recently joined the band, bringing a female voice and perspective.

The group’s latest single, ‘Divine Design’, is about being taken advantage of by the person you love.

“The offender doesn’t see it as hurting someone else, but as helping himself or herself,” says Newell. “It is a terrible feeling and I want the song to create an awareness of what it is like to be treated that way, whether it is intentional or not. I want the listener to think if this is a song about them or the people around them. If this is divine design, then divine design is behind the times.”

• Book online at www.struleartscentre. co.uk or contact Box Office 028 8224 7831.

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