7th Album Release 15th Nov 2019

So friends, Tony McLoughlin's  latest album, we are proud to announce, is being released on the FUEGO.DE label on the 15th November 2019. All the usual online places...Itunes,Spotify etc for download and streaming. Hard copy cds will be for sale direct through this site or at gigs..or..simply mail Tony to : for this or any of his other recordings.

This beautiful album is produced by the renowned guitarist/singer/ songwriter Philip Donnelly, with whom Tony began to play sessions in 2018. Recorded in Ireland at Joe Gallagher's GAF STUDIOS with the 'Mid Atlantic Rhythm Section' as studio band, the album was mastered in Germany by Marlon Klein of DISSIDENTEN fame....more about the recording session to be published soon.

If you wish to have Tony McLoughlin play at your festival, in your town, or in you private 'House Concert" book by email as above or call +353871216264

Album Review from Nashville!

Tony McLoughlin – Ride The Wind Posted on October 4, 2011 by ChuckDauphin by Chuck Dauphin Irish by birth, Tony McLoughlin has a weathered quality to his music. It’s not all good times. He sings about real life, about emotions that we all have felt from time to time. The veteran performer’s new disc is chock-full of his musings on a variety of thoughts and subjects – all surrounded by his deeply moving voice. The title cut is a great example of his vocal approach, and it’s one of the strongest cuts here. He also has a deep affinity for the blues, which comes to full evidence on tracks like “Not Too Far From Memphis,” which is a tour de force through the Blues. At the same time, McLoughlin can turn down the tempo just a bit, as he does on the laid back “Deep Under Your Spell” and wistful “Treeline.” As a songwriter, the Americana-based act dazzles with each cut on the disc – whether it be the introspective “You Look To Me” or the 70s Pop / Folk sounds of the well-written “Mother’s Son.” He also shows his skills on guitar, delivering some very strong licks to “You Look For It All,” and turns in a Springsteen-ish type performance on the stirring “Let The River Run.” No, you’re not going to find McLoughlin’s music next to Taylor or Katy on the radio, but if you like music from an artist who has been around the block a few times and can sing about the mistakes they have made – as well as the lessons learned from them, give this a try. Chances are, you’ll be glad you did! For more information, log on to! This entry was posted in CD Review and tagged americana music association, chuck dauphin, country music, dan harr, music news nashville, songwriting, tony mcloughlin. Bookmark the permalink.Tony McLoughlin – Ride The Wind Posted on October 4, 2011 by ChuckDauphin by Chuck Dauphin

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Teaming up with the Americans!

Good news friends,and neighbours! As from August 1 2011 ,I have teamed up with Nashville based Radio Promotion specialists Radio Mavens( and with the renowned Pam Lewis publicity and PR company PLAMEDIA ( also associated with Winning Circle this space for further news of this and the release of my music on the American market..exciting,,huh? Also..just back from a great tour in Germany..

Ride The Wind European Release Date

The new album will be released in Europe officially on the 23rd August 2010. However, all visitors to this site can now purchase the CD by going to the BUY link. In addition, samples can be listened to by going to the MUSIC link.


,,Following several shows with Ben Reel I decided to record my 4th album here in Ireland ,with Ben as producer.We chose Tommy Flack's "ATTIC STUDIOS"in Monaghan town.Interestingly ,this album features all Northern musicians,,Ronnie O'Flynn on bass and Michael Black on drums , from County Monaghan,Ben Reel on guitars , backing vocals and harmonica and his wife Julieanne,on backing vocals,from County Armagh ,John McCullogh from County Antrim on keybords form the core of the great band sound on the album.I share the lead electric guitar duties with Ben and we really got rocking!This album achieves a sound and a groove I have been seeking for years.This time the songs were just right ,the band had the feeling immediately,and we REALLY NAILED IT!!Great thanks is due to Ben Reel for managing the project and producing the recording.Tommy Flack engineered and Ruairi O'Flaherty mastered.On sale soon on this website and at gigs,,,sample tracks coming soon,,

Blue is for the Ocean!

Took a time out ! I went sailing on the magnificent schooner Thomas McDonagh for 3 months this Summer in the Mediterranean! Working with marine conservation organisation ALNITAK searching those blue waters for Dolphins,Whales,and Sea Turtles.What an experience!Got to meet many wonderful and inspiring scientists,sailors,fishermen,and conservationists from Spain(Alnitak,Submon,Circe,Greenpeace),Morocco,United States (NOAA) and France. I missed the music business,but took my Martin guitar on board and played almost every evening on deck under the stars.Wrote some songs too,including a really nice one called "Ancient Ones" with my son Michael,in Cadiz.Recording it SOON! Some other cool stuff! Wrote a great number with Ricky Ross(Deacon Blue)andThomm Jutz (Nanci Griffiths Band) "Oh The Dark",last year in Belfast . Recently got the news that Ricky has recorded it with his wife in L.A. for their soon to be released album,,,,and hey! the same song is being released by Marshall and Alexander in Germany, this time with German lyrics with the title "Wie Weit Ist Panama"! Way back to Tennessee and the great guitarist , my friend and soul brother Sergio (Mark) Webb(David Olney Band,Motel Cowboys) has recorded two songs that we co wrote on his latest album .The songs "Treeline" and "In The Time" are two of my favourite songs. So , writing a bunch of songs at the moment and planning to record my 4th album in Nov/Dec with Thomm Jutz in Nashville.Also back to gigging locally in Ireland with Conor O'Neill (Ocean Hotel,Dunmore East,Co.Waterford ,Sat Nite residency) ,,and putting together some tours for later in the year. Last,not least, had the pleasure to hear fellow Northerner,Ben Reel and his band playing in Dunmore East.Top class! Check out his latest album "New Horizons". All for now guys,,some great photos coming soon,,on my NEW LOOK website!! Big Time!

Jetlagged and a bunch of new songs!

Had a great trip to the U.S. Met a wrote songs with,,Tommy Womack,,Trent Summar,,Rich Wayland,,Irene Kelley,,Sergio Webb,,Toni Catlin,,Justyna Kelley,,Had a great gig in Douglas Corner,Nashville with Tony Arata,Irene Kelley,and Erin Enderlin,,Sergio Webb guested on guitar,,seriously wonderful writers and players,,many thanks for having me!!Met up,,at last,,with Mary Sack ,,who steers careers,,for artists such as David Olney,Tommy Womack etc,,a person obviously committed to real music,,a pleasure to meet you Mary,,thanks for coming to the concert,, Heading to Belfast/Nashville Festival Thursday to Sat 23rd,,more later,, Grateful thanks to all who attended my show in Coastguard Station ,Tramore,,special thanks to Niall O Brien,Gerry Madden,and Conor O Neill,,guest musicians on the night,,also to Catherine Horan and Jane who ran the event for Waterford County Council Arts,,fantastic acoustic venue,,hope to be back!! Just got word that the Arts Council of Ireland have decided to fund some of my travel costs to America for collaboration with other songwriters and song publishers,,thank you for the support!!

busy few week ahead

This week I met some very cool and creative young Irish musicians in St.Paul's Community College,Waterford,,did some songwriting workshops together,,looking forward to the finished songs,,many thanks to Ger Dunne for facilitating (celloist extraordinaire and teacher). This Saturday I have the pleasure of reuniting on stage with Niall O'Brien(vioin and bass),,special guests on the night will be Gerry Mdden on mandolin and Conor O'Neill(the voice),,three superb musicians ,,and comrades!,,see calender,, Next day I fly to U.S.A. to co-write until 18th February,,got a great gig to play there also,,see calender,,very exciting! On 21st February I make a second appearance at th e annual Nashville/Belfast Festival,,"in the round"with Kevin Gordon and Dougie McLean(he wrote "Caledonia"),,,I will let y'all know how it goes,, Last but not least,a big thanks to Luthier Tony Thompson,Arklow based,who has recued my D35 from decline!!

Back from Nashville again!

About a week back here in Ireland following a very cool trip to Nashville ,Tennesse. The big news is that I have now officially signed an agreement with Matt Lindsey Music,Nashville ,Tennesse.Matt,formerly chief of Forerunner Music,is one of the most respected figures in the American music publishing business.He will represent me and my songs to other artists,film and other media.Big things to come! I spent a busy and productive two weeks co writing songs with Irene Kelley,Davis Raines,Charley Stefl,Thomm Jutz,Frank Goodman,and Peter Cronin.Trent Summar got robbed and we had to cancel that date! Next time Trent! Altogether ten songs were written in the 2 week period,,these people get things done! Hugely motivating and creative! I stayed with Thomm Jutz in his beautiful log house outside Nashville,near the lakes.His studio is there also and we were able to record 12 tracks in the period.Nanci Griffith is not long back from a European tour and so my visit luckily coincided with a gap in Thomm's guitar playing duties with Nanci and band. Had a beer with Tony Arata in his local(Dan McGuinness's Irish Bar).I was honored to play as Tony's guest in The Bluebird Cafe,where he was doing a show "in the round" with Janis Iain,and Keith Carruthers,great songwriters,, Played some songs also as a guest of Davis Raines and Irene Kelley at Norm's River Roadhouse,,very cool music venue,,hi to you guys,if any of you read this! That's about all for now,,more soon Tony

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