In Their Thousands launch much-anticipated album

In Their Thousands: Aidan McLafferty, Ruairí Friel, Malin native Martin Smyth and Declan McClafferty.

THIS Saturday, December 29, a Donegal alternative rock band officially releases its eagerly anticipated debut album.


Following on from the release of the very well received first single, Acrasia, In Their Thousands are now all set to release the album of the same name.

Formed by brothers Aidan and Declan McCafferty from Downings and their cousin Ruairí Friel from Fanad, the line-up is completed by another peninsula man, Martin Smyth from Inishowen.

Malin native Martin, who is well-known on the Inishowen live music scene, is the son of Gerry and Sheila Smyth and has two siblings, Tara and Catherine.

The four-piece will officially launch their new album at their sixth annual Christmas concert at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny.

Martin said the band always looks forward to this Donegal date, which has become on of their favourite gigs of the year.

“We were delighted with the reaction the single (Acrasia) got and we’re really excited to showcase the new material.

“The (An Grianán) theatre gig will be a great way to end the year and look forward to 2019 and putting the album out into the world,” said Martin.

In Their Thousands recorded the music video to Acrasia at Buncrana Cinema. “We were so delighted that the video got such a good reaction. It’s such a beautiful venue and filming there with Seán Cathal (the video’s director) was a great experience.”

Recorded at the renowned Attica Studio in Termon, the new album was produced be well-known Mercury Prize-nominated Tommy McLaughlin who has worked with BellX1, Villagers, Foy Vance, Cathy Davey, SOAK and many more.

Within the first week of its release, Acrasia has been named Hot Press Magazine Track of the Day, while the band was named Irish Artist Of The Week on Today FM. also predicted ‘big things’ from the popular Donegal band, writing ‘if Acrasia is anything to go by, it’ll be pretty special’.

In Their Thousands launch their debut album Acrasia at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, on Friday, December 29, 8pm.