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New Signing – The Black Guards

We’re delighted to welcome Dublin via Cleatormoor, West Cumbria band The Black Guards to our talent roster.

Emerging from a melting pot of Cumbrian talent, the six-piece were, until last month, working under the moniker of D’Bleedin Blaggards under which they’ve earned a reputation in their north-west locale for their live shows bursting with blistering energy.

Now newly renamed The Black Guards, the Cumbrian based folk rock band have recently released their debut single, Drawn In on Folkstock Records.

Lead singer and lynchpin, Paul O’Halloran has been juggling a dynamic group of talented multi-instrumentalists for a few years, and the lineup has now happily settled. Sharing the stage with Paul are Andrew Bates on drums, Anne Marie McStraw on fiddle and pipes, Paul McGhee on guitar and mandolin, Ben Sloan primarily on double bass and Owen Evans mostly heard on accordion.

Fans of the band can expect an EP and album to emerge soon, both of which are produced by Lauren Deakin Davies.