The Arguments against Insanity

by Liam Oragh

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    Signed copy of Liam Oragh's new album - The Arguments against Insanity
    Original artwork/Photos by Liam Oragh

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Best known for his quirky song 'Hey Nelson' about wanting to inherit Nelson Mandela's shirt collection, Alternative singer-songwriter Liam Oragh's new album - The Arguments against Insanity - the follow up to his Hot Press Pick-of-the-Fortnight award-winning debut album - Only 2 late if You're dead - has just been released.

Songs about madness, songs about life, love, getting older, and cryogenically cheating death ('Thaw me out when you can cure me') - with stop offs along the way that include his topical single - Oblivious - about how we're all walking around with our heads stuck in our mobile phones - and Lake Louise - about getting chased by a grizzly bear in the Canadian Rockies, and 12 Monkeys - about wanting to check himself into a notorious mental institution, not forgetting his justice system themed screamer of an opener - Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity.

Songs to stay sane to - or songs to go insane to? He's not sure yet - but the one thing he is certain of -

Who needs therapy when you've got music!

"Fun lyrics from a song-writer that oozes quirkiness - if you like a bit of edge then you'll enjoy this!" David Dee Moore - Acoustic Yard Festival and Radio/Blues and Roots Radio

"Composer Extraordinaire!" David Halpin - The Circle Sessions

"The album sees Liam Oragh alternately channeling the musical stylings of Jonathan Richman, John Cale, Lou Reed et al with his own inimitable aplomb. The album is infused with humour, hints of punkiness, shades of Americana and just plain musical goodness despite the darkness contained within the lyrics. If you like your singer-songwriters quirky then Liam Oragh is yer man."
Ralph's Life Indie Music Blog and Radio KC Indie Show.

"The Arguments Against Insanity sees Liam at the top of his game not only as a top notch lyricist but also as a well rounded musician.
This is a body of work any songwriter would be proud of."
Niume Music Blog


released April 5, 2017

Composed, arranged, performed and produced by Liam Oragh
Mixed by Robin Ball. Mastered by Ivan Jackman
Drums by Paul Flynn
Acknowledgements: Ollie Plunkett, Golden Egg Studios, Mike Gleeson, Downdaroad productions, Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival, Hellfire Studios,, EllyD Photography, David Halpin and The Circle Sessions, David Dee Moore and The Acoustic Yard Festival



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Liam Oragh Dublin, Ireland

Describing himself not as a Singer-Songwriter but as a Storyteller - Liam Oragh's Style or Genre of Music could be described as Electro-Acoustic Alternative, Semi-Gothic, Folk Punk, Indie Irish – Whatever the hell that means!!!

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