Malachy Tallack is an award-winning author and singer-songwriter from Shetland. He has released four albums and one EP, and has played support for numerous artists, including Runrig, King Creosote, Karine Polwart, Newton Faulkner and Matt Cardle.
In addition to his music, Malachy is also a writer and editor. His most recent book, The Valley at the Centre of the World, was published by Canongate in 2018.
"A precise, poetic lyricist with real depth, tremendous sense of place and a strong hint of darkness; a singer with a unique voice which sounds full of conviction and absolutely convincing." Tom Morton
"His writing sits confidently in a contemporary roots-pop vein . . . Strong melodies and memorable choruses . . . unafraid to tackle big subjects." Sue Wilson, The Scotsman
During 2020's Coronavirus lockdowns, Malachy recorded several songs with friends in Shetland. These songs were gradually pieced together at long distance, as each musician recorded (and filmed) their own parts at home.
You can watch all of these recordings on the Videos page.