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Bright Star 04:27
Stage Fright 01:58
You and The Lion (free) 03:21
Temps Perdu (free) 03:33
Twine 03:31
Spherosphere 02:29
Going Away 02:18


This album was recorded between July 2010 and December 2011. Most of the recording was done at Asylum in Bow Lane by Jimmy Eadie but some parts were recorded by me at home in Dublin and in a rehearsal room in Rathmines. Bright Star and Going Away were recorded by Enda Roche at ER Recording with additional recording at Bow Lane by Jimmy.

All mixing by Jimmy Eadie

Mastered by Aidan Foley at Masterlabs


Pearse McGloughlin (vocals and backing vocals, guitars, bass, autoharp, piano, ukelele, synths, percussion)

Enda Roche (backing vocals on Bright Star, Going Away, Temps Perdu, The Lonely Track, percussion, drums, bass)

Christophe Capewell (violins and piano)

Cian Murphy (double bass)

Abigail Sanders (French horn)

Sean Lynch (keyboards, guitar and backing vocals on
Bright Star and Going Away)

Maria Blackwell (backing vocals on Morning Mist and Twine)

Sweeney Lee (backing vocals on The Lonely Track)

All songs and lyrics by Pearse McGloughlin

A very special thank you:

To Emily, my family, Páraic and Kevin, the O’Brien family, Stephen O’Brien, Kalle Ryan and Enda Roche and the Brown Bread Mixtape, Gary and Austin for the kindling, Stephen James Smith, Fia Rua, Justin Grounds, Stephen, Colm and Nighthawks, Dermot, Greg, Enda Reilly, Harry Bird and The Rubber Wellies, Elder Roche, all the video crew, Stephen Kiernan, Kieran O’Donoghue, Debt Records, Ruby Sessions, Trash Culture Revue, Blue Choir, Origins

To Jimmy Eadie for his expertise throughout the project

To all the musicians who contributed so wonderfully to this record

Graphic design by Stephen Kiernan (stephenkiernan.net)

Photography by Kieran O’Donoghue (odp.ie)



Copyright Pearse McGloughlin

Urchin Music 2012


released June 10, 2012


Since its release in June 2012 'In Movement' has picked up some nice accolades. Dan Hegarty made it one of his Albums of the Week on RTE 2FM while ICON show on Phantom FM made it album of the month for July.

In Movement sees McGloughlin and his band producing a wonderful series of gentle songs, atmospheric tumbles, elegant sounds and smart hush-a-byes. The blue hue with which McGloughlin coats such songs as Antelope March, The Lonely Track and Caught in Craft is pitch-perfect, a neat example of how the singer’s melancholic timbre and the musicians’ downplayed emotional rub embellishes what are often the simplest of tunes and ideas. Such rigorous streamlining makes In Movement another album for the wee small hours, a place he seems comfortable to inhabit. A set of songs that, confidently and astutely, carry McGloughlin further along an upwards trajectory............. Jim Carroll, The Irish Times

A quiet triumph.................... Hot Press

Whether it's Antelope March, the noir stomp of The Lonely Track or Temps Perdu's jazzy touches, there's plenty of evidence of just how much McGloughlin has evolved as a songwriter since his 2009 debut, Busy Whisper, with the doo-wop dreaminess of Bright Star also suggesting that he's now soaking up inspiration in new places. Crucially, nothing sounds forced or half-formed.

While it would be hard for anything to make up for the damp and defeats of this summer, here's one guy who's really trying his best..............Harry Guerin, RTE

McGloughlin's accomplished schtick is quiet and whispery. Instead of sweeping you off your feet like a tidal wave, this music announces itself by lapping in around your ankles...... Eamonn Carr, Evening Herald

An album for late nights, red wine and self reflection In Movement once again showcases McGloughlin's ability to plough the same emotional furrows as his contemporaries but with a craftsmanship that eludes all but the most talented.................. De/Code


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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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