Crawling with vivid imagery and colourful characters, a timeless tangle of tongue-twisting, brain-burrowing lyrics that can swing from a breathless barrage to a lilting lament – at times without a moments notice – ’Old Sea Legs’ is more than just a nom de guerre for Dublin songwriter and performer Ian Bermingham; it is a window into a world entirely of his own creation.
Best known for his time as frontman of Dublin quintet ‘The Eskies’, Bermingham has wasted no time in stepping into new, uncharted waters as a solo performer since the group’s sad demise in the latter half of 2019.
Displaying all of the storytelling nous and craft of the quintessential folk troubadour, the melodic ear of a pop pioneer and the lyrical largesse that has become so synonymous with Ian’s songwriting, ‘Old Sea Legs’ see’s the Dubliner push himself to new and exciting territories.
The Eskies split up in 2019 – after which Ian started his solo career, he had just announced his inaugural tour as Old Sea Legs when the dreaded pandemic hit – the following quotes are from his time as the front man with The Eskies. If any MAMH customers want to give us a great quote after seeing him, then we can swap them with one of these!
“Like Gogol Bordello dancing through Tallaght, Dublin”The Irish Times
“The Dubliners for the internet generation“The Irish World
“Like a flawlessly choreographed bar brawl in music form“Bellwood Music
Old Sea Legs lives in Dublin.
He will perform solo.