Listen: Lankum – The New York Trader

Critically acclaimed Irish quartet Lankum today share a new single ‘The New York Trader’, taken from their forthcoming album False Lankum, which is released on March 24, 2023. 

We started working on the New York Trader in January 2021.” explains Ian Lynch of Lankum. “We learned it, like so many other great songs, from Ringsend native and all round legend Luke Cheevers. It is one of a group of songs (sometimes referred to as the ‘Jonah Ballads’). The words to the song may be based on an older ballad called ‘The Pirate’ in which the destination was New Barbary rather than ‘Amerikay’.

Stream / Purchase ‘The New York Trader’ here.
Pre-order / Pre-save False Lankum here.

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