Home coming Gigs

Thurs 12th May – Hamilton Ontario – Homegrown Hamilton – $8 or PWYC w/ Jenny Berkel & Poor Nameless Boy Fri 13th Toronto – Free Times Cafe – Official Launch – $8 w/ Kip Gordon & Douglas September Sat 14th May – Cineforum – $10 w/ Kip Gordon

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“The Little Belfry EP” – debut release by ‘The Mad Dalton’.

Pick yer poison carefully & listen to “The Little Belfry EP’ via  iTunes Spotify Deezer Tidal GooglePlay Soundcloud YouTube ****Ltd edition gatefold cd copy via artist-friendly Bandcamp (more details below)****  Press Quotes State IE: “The Little Belfry EP is a uniquely captivating exercise in subdued, emotive song-making..” Chordblossom:  “…an EP absolutely loaded with passionate, heavily atmospheric tracks that […]

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EP Launch Party: Sat Nov 7th On The Belfast Barge BYOB

So we’re uh gonna have an EP Launch Party on Sat Nov 7th on The Belfast Barge! The following acts will be opening: Sarah McCreedy, Son Of The Hound & Chris Molloy! Doors are at 7pm, the entertainment starts at 7.30pm AND it’s BYOB!!!!!! Tickets are only £6 & are available online & can be purchased […]

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Debut Single “Little Belfry” Released Fri Oct 9th!!!

                          The Mad Dalton’s debut single, the title track from the upcoming “The Little Belfry EP”, was released on Friday October 9th 2015! The single is available for download, streaming etc on all the usual sites & we will post more links for you to purchase […]

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The Mad Dalton At Millbank Studios

In December 2014, The Mad Dalton ensconced himself firmly into the pastoral farmland of Balinderry, Northern Ireland, specifically in the magical environs of Millbank Studios w/ producer/engineer Michael Mormecha at the controls & behind the drum kit & recorded 11 tracks they hope to form the basis of his debut album. The sessions lasted 10 […]

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Ireland Is My Africa

  “Went to the Unknown didn’t know what I’d find, And if I ever get back It’ll take years to unwind”   The Mad Dalton – from an unrecorded song    In 1880, after many aborted attempts, the man formerly known as the “enfant terrible” of French poetry, made his final escape from his family’s […]

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Of A Fisherman

‘Of A Fisherman’ (For Jonathan) Fresh from the Greenland Sea and from across the Continental Plate, covered in sea lice, yet still worthy of a shimmer, you escaped them all with a flash of silver… Their nets, their trawlers and steel lines, all came up empty until his rod it took you with the lure […]

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A Monk In The Garden

  Upon rising & pulling away curtains of slumber to the finer points of morning, in the garden below I can’t be sure, but there appears to be a Buddhist monk curtsying to flowers beckoning from their beds… Gathering the ruby folds of an oversized gown, the monk waves to gypsy moths with the flash […]

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“My Road With Jack”: by The Mad Dalton

There have been relatively few occasions when a book has successfully made the transition from well-worn classic to the big screen. The list of attempts to bring highly charged narratives and the nuances of literature’s beloved characters to life, is a terrain littered with more cadavers than victories. Anticipating these much-hyped occasions then becomes a sordid mixture of both delight and torture in which the reader wrestles with the plausibility of how it might even be pulled off.

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In Memory Of Mark Linkous: “A Horsey Who Sparkled”

Sunday September 9th 2012 would have been the 50th birthday of Virginia born ‘Sparklehorse’ main man, Mark Linkous. When I first picked up their 1995 debut “Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot”, from the opening strains of “Homecoming Queen”, I was slowly transported to a curiously painted world, made all the more surreal by the ghosts of high school summers […]

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