Junior Brother

‘Pull The Right Rope’ is the debut album from Kerry artist Junior Brother.

‘Pull The Right Rope’ in measurement is 9 songs long and 48 minutes deep. The 9 songs range the varied emotions of an artist stretching himself to his limits to convey them.

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June 15, 2019 7:30 pm


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Written between the ages of 20 and 25, recorded from Winter 2017 to Autumn 2018, the songs grew in Ailfionn Studios, Drumcondra under the hand of Chris Barry.  They grew into green plants stretching up into sky but rooted in dirty muck.

The 9 emotions sprouted several other emotions and mindsets within them,
conflicting and corresponding with one another, creating a river of reckless abandon. The artist on top of all this steers his small boat to the shore, but must choose the right rope for bow, stern and spring.

Born outside Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ronan Kealy developed a strong love of music
from an early age, writing his first song at 9 years old after having taught himself
guitar on a banged-up nylon acoustic.

A short spell studying English in University College Cork helped Kealy to foster his unique and striking poetic voice, taking his Junior Brother moniker from a character in Jacobean play ‘The Revenger’s Tragedy’, a work Kealy studied there.

Junior Brother has spent the last few years gaining a fine live reputation and picking up fans such as Blindboy Boatclub and Cillian Murphy along the way.