Acoustic, Rock, Indy
Hermitage Green is the verdant name of the Irish acoustic folk rock band, with the line-up Darragh Griffin (lead vocals, guitar), Dan Murphy (vocals, guitar, dobro, harmonica), Darragh Graham (djembe, banjo, backing vocals), Barry Murphy (bass), and Dermot Sheedy (bodhrán). The band takes its name from the neighborhood where the Murphy brothers grew up. They got their start from playing local pubs and signed with Sony Music Ireland in 2015.
While Hermitage Green is a folk-rock band, their selection of instruments is exotic, which produces an interesting and refreshing approach, more worldly than you’d expect from Irish folk music. Recent years have seen them touring sold-out shows in Ireland, the UK, and Australia. They’ve released two EPs and two albums to date, with their popularity growing thanks to their unusual sound.
Hailing from Limerick, Ireland, Hermitage Green have made a large impact in a short period of time. After having released their first full length album via SONY Ireland and watching it climb the charts with tracks like Quicksand, Not Your Lover, and Save Your Soul, the band has been touring internationally to sold out rooms across Ireland, the UK, Middle East, Australia and the US.
Now the band is back after having spent months in world renowned Rockfield Studios in Wales where their new recordings share company with the likes of Queen, Robert Plant and many others. With Grammy winning producer Matt Lawrence (Adele, Amy Winehouse, Mumford & Sons) at the helm of this record, the band has created an EP entitled Gold & Rust consisting of 6 progressive sonic masterpieces. 2018 will see the band continuing to tour the globe. “Gold & Rust – the title was inspired by a lyric that Darragh Griffin wrote in the song ‘Bring It On Down’.