Damien Dempsey Lyrics


Walk around Damien Dempsey’s patch of Dublin’s northside
and the places and people are like ancient dolmens round
his lyrics. Turn a corner near his family home and there
still are the “factories, trains and houses” he sang about
on Shots, albeit quieter now, and more subdued.

Tradesmen walk around mid-morning with rolled up tabloid
newspapers under their arms. A generation lies idle in a
community struggling to re-establish its identity and sense
of self.

For Dempsey, people and place are King. His voice is Dublin
yet wholly distinctive, almost clichéd to say it, but he is
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