Annacotty man travels 1,300 miles to shoot music video

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

Annacotty man travels 1,300 miles to shoot music video

Marty Ryan, also known as Anna’s Anchor, releases his debut album this autumn

ANNACOTTY alternative folk musician, Marty Ryan – also known as Anna’s Anchor –has released his latest single, Signal Tower, as part of his forthcoming debut album. 

The single is accompanied by a music video, which captures the musician in action in 200 different locations around the country, covering an estimated 1,300 miles. His debut LP will be released via Struggletown and Never Meant Records this autumn. 

“I wrote this song [Signal Tower] while visiting a super small island off the coast of Ireland called Inishturk. It only has a population of 50, so there was nothing to do on the island other than take a step back, which is something I’m not used to. I usually get really agitated if I’m not as productive as possible, but out there I had no choice but to take it all in. 

“I sat down at this lookout point beside an old signal tower and spent a couple of hours writing the song about that very sentiment, how I don’t give myself a break and that’s not always the best way to be for yourself, your health and loved ones.”

Last summer, Anna’s Anchor received positive reviews for his Island Project, which saw him produce eight tracks after visiting eight Irish islands.