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Busy Whisper

by Pearse McGloughlin

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Consume 03:45
Partings 04:33
Changeling 04:14
Monkey's Paw (free) 03:28
Passion Song (free) 06:41
Long Day (free) 03:39


This is my first album. It was recorded in Dublin in 2008 and released in 2009 on Urchin Music. It was recorded by Andy Knightley, Pearse McGloughlin and Karl Odlum (tracks 1 and 10)

Praise for Busy Whisper:

Soft-focused, mellow tunes delivered with quietly assured authority
-The Irish Times

A collection of haunting and deeply mellifluous songs that gently seep about the ears and promise to wander the mind for some time to come 8/10
-AU Magazine

There are small, fanfare-less albums that deserve to be guiding lights for the aspiring and the jaded … sometimes the most intriguing of talents are on your doorstep 4/5…Harry Guerin RTE

Busy Whisper is exactly the sort of album that should see the LP survive as a format… (it) is a stunningly good debut album that showcases Pearse McGloughlin as one of Ireland's brightest musical prospects (9/10)
- Cluas

beautifully realised, with instrumentation that in many places rivals the words in the war for your affections

Busy Whisper is everything a good acoustic album should be; unassuming and unpretentious. Easily one of the best albums of 2009. It’s refreshingly different and offers a lot more than most (9/10)
- Drop-D Music Magazine

Touching and sensitively unguarded….will simply cut you to the quick.
– Losing Today UK

An immediately engaging performer, whose natural demeanour and soft-spoken asides offer little indication as to the extent of his talent, both as a musician and songwriter.
– Art and Soul UK


released July 23, 2009


Pearse McGloughlin
Seán Lynch
Christophe Capewell
Aongus Mac Amhlaigh
Harry Rambles
Andy Knightley

Graphic Design: Paul G Smyth
Recorded at K Recording by Andy Knightley
Tracks 1 and 10 by Karl Odlum
Track 8 by Pearse McGloughlin


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Pearse McGloughlin Dublin, Ireland

Pearse McGloughlin creates tender & haunting songs of forgotten moments and quiet reflection. Dreamy and atmospheric, his work has an organic aesthetic reminiscent of Mercury Rev or Sigur Ros shot through with exuberant bursts of emotion.
'It has almost magical powers in the way that it pulls you in, creating something that’s utterly captivating and just so damn beautiful'... Record of The Day
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