The Lost Brothers are Oisin Leech from Buncrana and Mark McCausland from Omagh. They celebrate 10 years on the road this month and they've played everywhere from Glastonbury to the Main Stage at Electric Picnic. Now for Christmas they are starting an Irish tour next week in Letterkenny .
Oisin's grandmother and mother lived in Buncrana and worked in the Plaza Dance Hall.

Years before Oisin and Mark were born Mark’s grandfather had a family band- the Moore Family Band- who played The Plaza Buncrana - Oisin's grandmother Mae Marr booked them and made the tea! Small world.

Both Oisín  and Mark come from musical families. Before becoming the lost brothers they gigged across Donegal from the Bridge Bar Bundoran to Roddens,Buncrana .
The new Christmas album is called “Keep Christmas In The Heart” and is out now.
An Grianan will welcome The Lost Brothers to Letterkenny on December 13th where they will begin a national tour. Tickets are now on sale with some of the other dates selling out.
“I’m very excited to be playing our first ever Letterkenny gig” says Buncrana native Oisin. “I associate Letterkenny with running for the last bus to Derry to visit record shops on a summer morning. Every summer we spent between Buncrana and Letterkenny so it’s great to be finally gigging at An Grianan and to be returning to where I spent most of my childhood. The other Lost Brother is from Omagh so he doesn’t have far to come. We will have a very special guest joining us on the night and it’s our first Donegal full band show.”
The Lost Brothers will perform old classics, some Everly Brothers songs and new material from “Halfway Towards A Healing” which was released earlier this year and has received widespread critical acclaim and reached the number one spot on the Irish i-tunes charts. It also made the “Best Of 2018 Irish Times” shortlist. The band have a been on a worldwide tour ever since its release taking in Australia and the US and an appearance on the Late Late Show.
The Lost Brothers, with one half being songwriter Oisin Leech who grew up in Buncrana and the other being Omagh native Mark McCausland, have been touring for ten years and this year has been their most successful to date with sold out shows and a rapidly growing fan base.
To reserve tickets to see The Lost Brothers at An Grianan Letterkenny December 13th phone 074 9120777 or visit www.angrianan.com
Lost Brothers record Christmas album in memory of their former manager the late Frank Murray (1950-2016) who managed The Pogues, The Frames , Thin Lizzy, Lost Brothers and More with Christmas Album release.
The video for Keep Christmas In The Heart was created by Gavin Wood. “It’s an attempt to try capture the beautiful weirdness of Christmas and the fun but ridiculous side of the season“ says video maker Gavin.”Frank Murray , for whom the song is a tribute , loved humour and classic comedy  so we tried to go down that road in his honour.”
Video by Gav Wood (Arctic Monkeys, The Coral)
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The Lost Brothers, Oisin Leech from Meath and Mark McCausland from Tyrone, have recorded a Christmas mini-album which includes three brand new songs Keep Christmas In The Heart, Seven Days Before Christmas and Here Comes The Snow. The recordings were produced by Steve Shannon in Dublin and they feature special guests including Paul Brainard (M Ward, Decembrists, The Eels) Steve Wickham (The Waterboys), members of O Emperor and many more. Bonus tracks also feature Bill Ryder-Jones.
The Irish duo have put this Christmas release together in memory of the late Frank Murray who passed away in December 2016. Frank managed The Lost Brothers, The Pogues, The Frames amongst many others and was a legendary figure in the Irish music industry.
“Frank was always telling us to record a Christmas Album and we finally have” says Oisin. “It was fun recording in Crumlin around the corner from where Phil Lynott was actually born” says Oisin. “ Frank and Phil grew up together just off the street where the studio is and they toured side by side with Thin Lizzy for years. All this was in the back of our minds as we recorded.”
The Christmas recording session took place in November “We called up a few pals” adds Mark “and it all came together!”
The video for Keep Christmas In The Heart was created by Gavin Wood. “It’s an attempt to try capture the beautiful weirdness of Christmas and the fun but ridiculous side of the season“ says video maker Gavin.”Frank Murray , for whom the song is a tribute , loved humour and classic comedy  so we tried to go down that road in his honour.”
The mini-album will have a digital release and a physical copies will be available at The Lost Brothers upcoming Irish Theatre December shows this month.
Special guests on the December tour are Seamus Fogarty, Howe Gelb, Sam Clague and Steve Wickham. Some of whom will join The Lost Brothers for the main show which will be half acoustic and half full band performances. “This is the first tour with a full six piece band including drums and bass that we’ve ever done” explains Oisín. “Again, Frank was always encouraging us to try gigs with a full band and we are finally doing it. Should be fun.”
For more info visit www.thelostbrothersband.com
The Lost Brothers December Irish Theatre tour dates are as follows...these are full band performances with Steve Wickham and Howe Gelb.
Dec 13 An Ghrianan Theatre Letterkenny Co. Donegal.
Dec 14 Strule Arts Theatre, Omagh Co. Tyrone.
Dec 15 Backstage Theatre, Longford Co. Longford.
Dec 21 Live At St Luke’s Cork City Co. Cork
Dec 22 Town Hall Theatre Westport Co. Mayo
Dec 23 Solstice Arts Theatre Navan Co. Meath SOLD OUT**
Jan 23 2019 St. Michans Church Dublin.
All tickets available from www.thelostbrothersband.com

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