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Declan McLaughlin From the Bogside to Boston & Beyond

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4 June 2021

Celtic Soul Podcast Episode 77 with More than 90 Minutes, Editor Andrew Milne chatting to Declan McLaughlin about life, music, politics and his hometown of Derry.

Declan is a singer/songwriter from Derry, home now is the Bogside but he spent many years touring America with his band The Whole Tribes Sings. His music is influenced on what he has seen going on around him in Derry and on his travels. His music has brought him around the World from Libya to Liverpool and from New York to Newry and beyond.

Not a football fan yet he relates to the Celtic not the players or the manager but the Fan Base because of the community it represents and the actions, politics and social conscious of many of the Celtic Support and he talks about his experience of going to watch a Celtic game at 7am at a packed Irish pub in New York when the rest of the city was only waking up.


Declan is proud of his home town and that shines through out the conversation and in his music. Declan can claim heavyweights of Irish music including Christy Moore and Damien Dempsey as fans and he can’t wait to get back to playing live again and we can’t wait to get to sit down, sip a pint and listen to him.

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