- 25 Aug 11
Thomas Walsh was the underappreciated genius of Irish rock until his Duckworth Lewis Method hook-up with Neil Hannon put him on the map. One Ivor Novello nomination later, his band Pugwash are signed to a major and he’s receiving fan mail from ELO’s Jeff Lynne. As he gears up for his date at the inaugural Homegrown festival at INEC Killarney, the songwriting wizard talks to Olaf Tyaransen.
Hey man, I’m really sorry I’m late,” says Pugwash frontman Thomas Walsh, ambling into the Central Hotel’s Library Bar. “You can blame Jerry Dammers. I was out with him ‘til all hours in Galway last night.”