Press

Some select interviews, articles and reviews. Most recent up top.

2013:

September
- Mark did 2 songs for a Today FM Session on the Mix-Up – Take Me Home here at 14:17 & Bob Dylan’s Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues here at 39:20

March
Greg Canty writes about Mark’s March Coughlan’s gig in Cork

2012:

December
Interview with Dee Curran at Drive 105 in Derry

July
Interview with Hot Press’ Craig Fitzpatrick
- Workman’s Club gig review in June in The Independent

June
Interview with Goldenplec
- Chat with Ireland AM on TV3 and “Get Here”
– A chat with Tom Dunne on newstalk radio in Dublin (to the right)

May
– Appearance on Ocean Drive on Ocean FM in Sligo. Listen here
– Hot Press Acoustic Session & Interview. Click here to watch the videos.
Hot Press review of “songs about love, songs about leaving”
- A short film Mark provided music for won the Fastnet Short Film Fest. Congrats to Ruan Magan on his film Angel!
– Interview at Totally Irish on 98fm. Listen here.

April
– Mark talks to Philip King on his South Wind Blows radio show on RTE: Radio 1. Click here to launch the RTE player and listen.
- An interview in the Prostějov newspaper ahead of his dates around the Czech Republic in April (PDF).

- Thanks to Zach at the fantastic music blog We Listen For You for this really nice review of songs about love, songs about leaving on WLFY’s updated “Best of 2011″. – I’ve been on a huge folk kick these last few years and I’m not sure how Mark Geary’s newest album Songs About Love, Songs About Leaving went unheard.  This is a spectacular folk record that marks what I’ve known for along time, Geary is one of the best singer/songwriters we have going right now.  If you have a soft spot for the softer folk, this is a required listen record.  With appearances by Glen Hansard and songs that shake the emotional core, this should have been a record in the same breath as a Bon Iver or the other lauded folk records of 2011.

February – Mark visited Rob O’Connor at Irish Beats on The Beat in Waterford. You can listen to the interview and songs here at Rob’s Podcast.

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2011Radio interview on Culture Cafe (RTE 2XM)

2010
Q + A with Mike Fitzpatrick at MikefitzNYC
– the wonderful folks at The Ruckus had a week of posts dedicated to Mark. Includes photos, video, reviews and an interview.
- interview at the Irish Examiner

2009
– interview with The Last Broadcast

2008
– video interview with Hot Press
Mark Geary – Interview on MUZU.TV
Hybridmagazine.com review of Opium

2006
– interview with Room Thirteen

2005
All Music Guide review of Ghosts
- Billboard Magazine review of Ghosts – “Irishman Mark Geary, offers an outstanding sophomore release in “Ghosts.” His obscurity should end here: With sparse but superlative meditations like “Beautiful,” “You’re the Only Girl,” the pretty lullaby “Mid-nite Sun” and the nearly nine-minute “Hold Tight,” Geary’s songwriting and delivery recall such top contemporary practitioners as Ron Sexsmith. “Ghosts” also evokes Van Morrison, particularly his early-1970s era. Perhaps most satisfying about the album is that such a project can be released in 2005 at all-apart from occasional drum programming, these are fully organic, natural-sounding recordings; vocoder, synthesizers and other sound manipulators need not apply. “Ghosts” is a collection of superb songs delivered with a quiet intensity that will endear itself to listeners.”

2004Claus.com review of Ghosts

2003Interview with Sortedmagazine.com

2002 -  great archived piece at ImagineNews.com – Mark Geary: Singer/Songwriter and Now the Screen