Dublin born singer-songwriter, Eoin Glackin follows the release of recent single El Dorado with his new Christmas song, Any Old Christmas Will Do. We asked him the BIG questions . . .

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According to Glackin, the new song came about in the spur of a moment while putting up his Christmas tree, unusually early.

"Never in our wildest dreams would we have put it up so early, but this year, the rules are out the window. We're all just trying to grab any bit of joy and light we can," he says.

"As we were decorating the tree, this song started writing itself in my head. All of a sudden, without planning it, I had written my first Christmas song."

Glackin's new song came about on the the spur of a moment while putting up his Christmas tree, unusually early

Glackin didn’t wait around, recording his parts immediately and sending them to his friend and producer, Karl Odlum. Odlum then added the final touches to the festive track and within 24 hours of having the idea for the song, a new record was born.

Tell us three things about yourself?

90% of what I watch on TV is Star Trek. I’m studying journalism in TU Dublin. I was in the second row for Colm Wilkinson’s last ever performance as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables

How would you describe your music?

Storytelling. 

Who are your musical inspirations?

In terms of who I am listening to the most over this last year, I would say Leonard Cohen, Mississippi John Hurt and Christy Moore.

How did you occupy yourself during the coronavirus lockdown?

There have been many phases. From the melodramatic, candle-lit board game phase to the fairly fruitless, "I’m going to get really good at home recording" phase (seriously, why is everything panned to the left!?). Generally, I’ve just been trying to keep the head down and work on songs. 

What’s your favourite song right now?

Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are - Meatloaf.

Favourite lyric of all time?

"Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in," - Anthem by Leonard Cohen.

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?

Queen of Hearts by The Mary Janes. Karl Odlum from The Mary Janes has been producing my stuff for a while now and I never miss an opportunity to hear about his days with the band.

Where can people find your music/more information?

Facebook.com/EoinGlackinMusic and my website.