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Welcome to Richard
The online home of a great Irish folk n'blues singer-songwriter

Richard Gilpin is a singer/songwriter and guitarist, originally from Belfast, now living in Convoy, Co. Donegal in the scenic North West of Ireland.

He has written songs for a film, commissioned by RTE, and has been involved with various musical productions and groups. Throughout the past 15 years he has been touring extensively in Europe including TV and radio performances in France, Israel, Scandinavia, Germany and Holland.

He has been involved in recording projects with Steve Cooney, one of Irelands greatest guitarists and has been taught by Ted Ponsonby in the art of guitar accompaniment of traditional Irish music.




Having performed on BBC Networks and BBC Choice, channel 9 and RTE as well as numerous Irish Radio Broadcasts he has a wealth of experience in recording and performing. He has also supported Sean Keane the younger brother of Delores. With a wealth of influences including Arty McGlynn, Van Morrison and Paul Brady he brings a variety of styles to his performances. Previous recordings include a CD with the North Derry band Greengrass, a solo album simply entitled Richard Gilpin, Some Nerve - a compilation CD and a Steve Cooney produced CD entitled Northern Rhythms.

Environment First!

"The policeman comes to wake me up, at some ungodly hour,
he said, 'what you doin' here son?' I said 'I'm, just sleeping in my car'" Sleeping in the car
©Richard Gilpin 2001


Phone: ++353 (0)74 47356 Fax: ++353 (0)74 47735



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