Festival: Another Love Story 2016

Playing the wonderful Another Love Story in August. Check out more details on their event page here.


Geneviève Castrée Elverum (1981-2016)

On Saturday 9th of July my friend Geneviève passed away from cancer. The last year and a half I have been in touch a lot with her, and her husband Phil. Firstly due to the birth of their daughter and secondly about Geneviève's diagnosis. The first being such wonderful news and the latter being absolutely devastaing. Since hearing of the news I've thought about her everyday and it has brought me back to the times spent with her. From staying in her and Phil's place in Anacortes, to them in mine in Ireland, playing gigs and hanging out.

The last time I saw Geneviève was in Dublin in 2012. Ô Paon and Mount Eerie were on tour supporting Earth. We went for food in Yamamori on Georges street before the show. Myself and Phil had a Guinness in Brogans while Geneviève went to set up and get ready to play. The venue was packed that night and Ô Paon had everyone, including myself, completely spellbound. We spoke briefly afterwords and I headed off. I wish I had stayed now.

In 2007 I spent some time with Phil and Geneviève in Anacortes. In the mornings myself and Phil would record in the Department of Safety. Geneviève would pop in from time to time but was mostly busy during the days drawing in her studio. At night I remember she gave me an assortment of blankets to sleep with on the floor by their piano and the first night, she said "look out for spiders, they can be pretty big.." Needless to say, I didn't sleep much that night.

Above is an unreleased track from those recording sessions. I'd like to dedicate it in loving memory of Geneviève. She was a wonderfully warm, defiant and inspiring human being who has been taken from us far too soon. I will miss her dearly. Rest In Peace.



Festival: Castlepalooza 2016

Playing the newly re-vamped Castlepalooza Festival at Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Ireland
Sat July 2nd.


Nialler9 Premiere's Veil

The man they call Nialler9 has a full stream of my new (solo) album Veil up today. Check it out below:


New Album March 18th 2016: Veil: Pre-Order CS/CD/Digital

The new album is now available for Pre-Order.There is a Limited Edition Cassette that is only available through Bandcamp which contains:

- Slipcase Sleeve
- White Shell Cassette
- Full Lyric Sheet
- Album Download

If you only want the album digitally Bandcamp is the best quality. Available as a high-quality download in MP3, WAV, FLAC and more and also includes the lyrics embedded in the tracks.

'Veil' will also be available through Apple Music, Amazon, Deezer, Spotify and pretty much every digital platform there is.


Video: Long Way Home

Filmed & edited by John B. McKenna


New Track: Long Way Home


Veil : J. Cowhie

The new album 'Veil' will be released on March 18th. It will be available through RITE label on limited edition Cassette w/ Download.


Unitarian Church Dublin :: Nov. 2015

Photo: Emmet Condon


Update :: New Album

I have a new album finished that I will be releasing as J. Cowhie. I've spent the last year recording and producing it. It was mainly recorded in Malmö, Sweden and a little at home in Dublin. It's called 'Veil' and will be out early next year. It will feature 'Did You Even Notice?' and 7 other songs. I've made a Bandcamp just for it here:

More details soon.


Somadrone Tour :: November 2015

Very pleased to announce I will be supporting Somadrone on his up coming Irish tour in support of his incredible new album Oracle. Also playing each night will be Sweden's Badlands.

15th - Triskal Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland
w/ Somadrone and Badlands
Tickets from Plugd

21st - Kasbah Social Club, Limerick, Ireland
w/ Somadrone and Badlands
Tickets from Dolans

28th - Unitarian Church, Dublin, Ireland
w/ Somadrone and Badlands
Early Bird Tickets from Eventbrite
Facebook event page here.

Video :: Did You Even Notice?

John B. McKenna has made a gorgeous video to accompany Did You Even Notice? It's a ghostly journey through the eyes of Herbert Pontings 1910 tragic Antarctica expedition imagery. Check out more of John's work over on his site here. Pick up the single here.