"Throw out your idea of what an Irish “ballad” group sounds like, especially if you are thinking about the groups of yesterday. No one has ever sounded like the Jeremiahs, nor could they. This group is brilliant, absolutely fresh, and can be around as a major force in Irish music as long as they want to be. You read it here first. The Jeremiahs are tomorrow. Incredible."
"Superb musicians who engage with their audience to produce a memorable show, definitely not to be missed. Irish Music at its very best"
– Charles Devlin, Director Ireby Festival
"There is passion and skill a plenty on this album, more than enough to suggest and ensure that The Jeremiahs have a long and fruitful career ahead of them. On this evidence, I for one am a fan and look forward to seeing these guys live before too long. Go out and buy the album. You won’t regret it. An impressive debut, and no mistake!"
– Órla Sweeney, Ceol Collective, review of The Jeremiah's debut album
The Jeremiahs are one of the most uplifting young bands to come out of the Dublin folk scene in many years. The band combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music. Formed in 2013 they have instantly gained recognition, winning the Ballyshannon Festival showcase competition that year. The band released its self-titled debut album in 2014 and the self-penned track Forgotten Sons from the album won the 2015 TradConnect Songwriter Showcase, with the competition being judged by none less than Christy Moore. The album was also named as Best Vocal/Instrumental Album at the LiveIreland Awards 2016.
The band consists of:
Joe Gibney - vocals and whistle
James Ryan - guitar and bouzouki
JC (Jean Christoph) Morel - fiddle and mandola
Joe Gibney is a talented Dublin born singer with a melting pot of influences, who offers a diverse repertoire of songs from rousing sea shanties to emotional traditional songs of hardship, love and loss. His obvious passion and love for these songs, old and new, is plain to see and he recently won the LiveIreland Award 2016 for Male Vocalist of the Year.
Guitar and bouzouki player James Ryan is from Dublin and draws on a wide a range of influences from different genres and traditions which is evident is his unique percussive backing style. He is also an established teacher and an experienced sound engineer.
JC Morel hails from Bordeaux in France, but fell in love with Irish folk music, when a friend gave him an album with The Bothy Band. It ended up with a trip to Dublin to study Irish music and here he met the other band members. JC is a fabulous musician, whose fiddle playing is an essential part of the band's sound.
As a band The Jeremiahs fuse the music of their Irish roots with a refreshingly new sound to create an irresistable end product. They will surely be a force to be reckoned with in coming years.