Local Music: Conn Thornton

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Photograph by Connlaodh McDonagh

Conn Thornton is a composer, classical and jazz pianist and independent singer-songwriter from Belfast, who has been making music since the age of 5. Conn chatted to the Jumble Magazine about working through the weirdness of 2020 and the Abraham’s Daughter EP. 

I would describe my music as Cinematic yet delicate. 

I can find inspiration from anywhere, I tend to think of really wild musical and narrative concepts that are definitely too over-ambitious to realise fully with the tools currently at my disposal… but I try to find my way around that as best I can.

Honestly, I love all the music that I have made so far, but I have a soft spot for Wednesday Night Bar Scene and She Hangs Brightly. However, there’s stuff I haven’t released yet that I’m certain is my best work yet so keep an eye out! All I really have right at this moment is my EP, Abraham’s Daughter, which is available on all major streaming services, and my Bandcamp/SoundCloud pages which I update regularly. I am definitely considering doing live stream concerts in the very near future so keep an eye on my social media pages if I announce one soon! I would really like to perform the EP in its entirety if at all possible so It’s almost certain I’ll be live streaming through some platform soon.

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Photograph by Conn Thornton

I released my EP about two months into the lock down so I was already working within that situation, and it didn’t affect me that badly, but I’ve been disappointed to see how the local music scene has taken such a battering from it, and it’s frustrating how I’m not able to perform the stuff I’ve made before the lock down happened. However, I’ve felt a lot of creative spikes and I’ve been getting so much music written during the lock down and when all of this clears up I will perform it wherever I can, that much is certain.

You can follow Conn on Instagram and Facebook, and listen to their music on Bandcamp, Soundcloud and Spotify.

Wednesday Night Bar Scene is featured on The Jumble Magazine Local Music Playlist, which you can listen to here.


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