Matt McGinn is a singer & songwriter from Hilltown in Co. Down. His 5th and latest album release ‘Time Well Spent’ was RTÉ Radio 1’s ‘Album of the Week’ at the beginning of 2022 and features a wealth of incredible musicians like legendary fiddle player Eliza Carthy MBE and award wining folk singer Aoife Scott.
Matt was named ‘one to watch’ in 2020 by Hotpress Magazine, and rightly so. Since then he had 4 singles top The BBC Radio Ulster and RTÉ Radio 1 radio airplay charts. His album ‘Lessons of War’ received much acclaim. The lead track ‘Bubblegum’ ft. Ciara O’Neill, which was written with Mick Flannery, promoted BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson to ask the question “…now wasn’t that just extraordinary?…”
In a virtual session in Folk Alliance in 2020 Matt 'met' Aoife Scott and sang for her his song 'Time Well Spent'. Aoife loved the song so much, she was delighted when Matt asked her to duet on it. It became one of Ireland's biggest folk songs in 2021.
In 2022 Matt was commissioned by Northern Ireland Screen to compose a Suite to celebrate their Digital Archives. Matt composed, arranged and performed in 'Tribute to Willie Campbell', a man who busked the streets of Belfast for 40 years until he died in 1969. Matt's piece was filmed and is touring Irish Film Festivals in the Autumn.
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