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G D Sweeney - The Truth About Lies


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G D SWEENEY - The Truth About Lies
Heralding from a culture of storytelling and a rich musical heritage, G D Sweeney has combined his love of Bluegrass, Folk melodies and classic Country sound with his Irish roots, to create a musical style he calls ‘Celtic Country’.  This ‘new-traditional’ style is the musical backdrop to the narratives and characters in his songs.
Born in Newry, Northern Ireland, G D Sweeney stumbled across the banjo when he was nineteen when he switched from listening to a mainstream music diet to practicing licks, picks and rolls of artists most his friends had never heard of.  Shortly after this he learned to play the guitar and most of his songs are penned on it, but the banjo has provided him with a melodic landscape which along with his love of poetry he attributes to his ability to write memorable songs. 
Like any good Country song, Sweeney’s life has taken a number of twists and turns.  After careers in advertising, design and teaching, as well as fronting the Leicester based band ‘Swagger’, he has penned music for TV shows as well as composing a premier football club original official anthem.  
Aside from the banjo and guitar, Sweeney plays mandolin and dobro and he has performed and collaborated with many well-known musicians over the years from The Specials, The Fun Lovin Criminals and The South.
Sweeney’s debut album ‘The Truth About Lies’ was released in May 2015.  It is a musical account inspired by the deceit experienced by friends through to the small lies we tell ourselves everyday.  The landscape of Ireland, the heartbreak of Country, the yearning of Americana and the wistfulness of Folk music can be heard throughout the album.

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