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The Trick to Living
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Growing up in Dublin in the 1970s, Pearse Halpin recalls singing to his father over the phone as an infant, as his first musical memory. After receiving a guitar for his eighth birthday, Pearse Halpin’s favourite hobby became recording his own self-penned songs onto cassette tapes, as young as nine years old. He would form his first band in high school, and went on to play session work with Frankie Lane and Gavin Glass.
Pearse Halpin initially began to make his name in the music world after relocating to Kells, Co.Meath. He released his debut independent album, « Found It » in March 2012, and since then has amassed a growing local following with his charismatic live performances with his band.
After spending 18 months writing innovative new material for his follow-up album, Pearse Halpin was brought to the attention of AGR television Records. After hearing Pearse’s new album, « The Trick to Living », he was immediately offered a deal with the label.
Pearse Halpin shared the stage with Damien Dempsey, Jerry Fish, Ryan Sheridan and Eddie Reader at the Navan Spiegeltent. His music was also featured in a film produced by Meath Tourist Board, about Kells, Co.Meath.