Wexford, County Wexford
Winter 2012 in the railway town of Lennoxville, two hours east of Montreal, Canada.
Mick D’Arcy begins to explore the process of emigration from his native Ireland.
A small collection of songs are written forming Corner Boy's early identity.
Travel & live shows across North America ensue. D’Arcy returns home to his native Wexford in the South East of Ireland, songbook in hand.
Attracting the attention of local musicians; Cian McGovern (Accordion, piano), Michael Sutherland (Drums) & Matthew O Brien (Banjo, guitar) Corner Boy is formed
Touring extensively in; Ireland, UK, Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East their music receives widespread national/international radio and television coverage. All 4 of their early singles (Ghost town city, True North, Morning morning and Untie the noose) reach #1 in the Irish iTunes folk charts with their single Morning, morning also charting at #1 in the Dutch world music iTunes charts. They feature at Ireland’s largest music festivals including; Sea Sessions, Indiependence, Knockanstockan, Electric Picnic
In 2017 Corner Boy began a six month process of writing & demoing which inspired a collection of new material due for release in 2018. Under the direction of grammy award producer Ted Hutt the Goodbye Old Holy EP is recorded in Grouse Lodge Studios, Ireland & mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, Los Angeles.
The first single from this EP: Goodbye Old Holy was released in June, 2018. The second single from the EP Moira (Under the Pale Moonlight) will be released in September 2018.