Acclaimed Irish musician, Oliver Cole, releases his sophomore album, ‘Year of the Bird’, on July 31st.

Originally planned for self release in 2013, the story took a turn when Gary Lightbody heard one of the tracks at a party in London, really liked it, and subsequently agreed to release it on his Third Bar label.

‘Year of the Bird’ was recorded at home, and most of the instruments on it were played by Ollie himself, but he was also aided and abetted in places by his long time partner in crime, Gavin Fox, as well as Binzer Brennan, Gemma Hayes, and Glen Hansard.

Ollie Cole plays Whelan’s on August 7th, with a couple of surprise guests.