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New single from Nenagh entertainer

Thursday, 20th June, 2019 4:36pm
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New single from Nenagh entertainer

Martin Grace will perform at Nenagh Castlefest on Sunday

New single from Nenagh entertainer

Martin Grace will perform at Nenagh Castlefest on Sunday

The latest single from Martin Grace is very much a labour of love for the Nenagh-based songwriter and full-time entertainer.


The catchy summer single 'Old Habits Die Hard' was written and arranged by Martin. This lively jive drops to local radio this weekend in Tipperary, Clare, Limerick and Tullamore.


'Old Habits Die Hard' gives texture to the sense of loss that everyday folk experience, whether workplace closures or the loss of a loved one. You can catch Martin Grace performing it live at Castlefest 2019 this Sunday, June 22nd, in the shadow of magnificent Nenagh Castle from around 2pm.


Martin's previous single, 'That's the Way I Write a Love Song', enjoyed great airplay in Ireland. The music video for it recently passed 43,000 views on You Tube. It was also featured prominently on Sky 384 channel across mainland Europe.


Martin recently cited the lifestyle choices of young people, big concerts and festivals ahead of music in the village pub. People who drive early no longer use alcohol late on Sunday. His compromise was the earlier start time. It's working for many venues he performs in.


He does not mind late nights or long-distance journeys either, as his diary regularly involves gigs in Castleisland and Brosna in Co Kerry; Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West and Adare in Co Limerick; towns in Offaly, Galway and Tipperary. His reputation as an entertainer is highly regarded in the upmarket hotel sector. Pubs and function organisers often remark upon the likeness to Joe Dolan in his voice.


Martin Grace puts songwriting as his first love. He's blessed with an uncanny knack for composing earworm-type melodies, so-called because once they embed themselves in the listener's ear, one cannot forget them. For someone who has not the remotest interest in becoming the next big star, Martin is composing very catchy songs! 'Old Habits Die Hard' may well catapult his music career to wider acclaim, whether he wants that or not!  

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