Leslie Dowdall Lead Singer
Leslie was a founder member of In Tua Nua. Since the break up in 1989 Leslie has made two solo albums, ‘No Guilt No Guile’ featuring the hit Wonderful Thing, and ‘Out There’ featuring the single Freedom. After battling and beating cancer hands down, she has since collaborated on many projects with, amongst others, Fiachra Trench, Ronan Hardiman, Sir George Martin, Paul Brady, Mike Hanrahan and Honor Heffernan. As her day job Leslie runs workshops, teaching performance and singing skills to young, aspiring artists.
Paul Byrne Drummer/Singer
Paul was a founder member of In Tua Nua and wrote many of their songs. After the break up in 1989 he set up Yellow Moon Studios and got into production. He formed a studio duo ‘Sugar Candy Mountain’ with Martin Clancy and had a hit with ‘Do You Know What Hurts The Children?’ Since then he has supplied the driving beat (not to mention vocals) behind The Texas Kellys (with Steve Wickham), Dave & The Bebops, Rocky De Valera & The Gravediggers, Shane MacGowan and The Shane Gang and The Guilty Party. In 2014 he self released his first solo album ‘Cruel and Tender Ways’.
Jack Dublin Bass/Guitar
If Dublin was an instrument, it’d be a bass guitar with Jack, one of the founding pillars of In Tua Nua, anchoring the beat. Before ITN, Jack played in Rocky De Valera and The Gravediggers and later with Paul in Deaf Actor. After the initial ITN breakup, Jack went into management for a while and briefly looked after Irish band Christina Calls but writing, recording and performing have always been Jack’s first love. Since ITN he has played with Audiokiss, Rocky De Valera (again), Shane MacGowan and The Shane Gang and The Guilty Party.
Friends of In Tua Nua
Throughout the years we have had many different accomplices, and we have loved working with them all.
Derek Cronin Keyboards & MD
Derek Cronin was Paul’s partner in Phonic Studios, where he remastered all of our Albums in 2008. Derek first played with us in 2004 at the first reunion gig and later became our MD for Electric Picnic 2012. Derek sadly passed away in 2022. RIP.
Keyboardist Sarge was in Ireland’s first Two Tone band The Mod Ls and went on to play with Tokyo Olympics and Shane MacGowan. He currently plays with Paul and Jack in the Guilty Party. Sarge has played with us since December 2012 and will be with us for the 40th Anniversary Tour in 2023.
Fran Harper Guitar & Mandolin
Wicklow man Fran has been playing Rock n Roll for 45 years and joined us for our 40th Anniversary Tour in 2023
Andrew Bass Guitar
Andrew was a close friend of the band since we first formed and was a part of the Howth Music scene with his band Reveille. In the 80s he came on tour with us around Europe as guitar tech and got to know our set. So when we reformed in 2004 Andrew was the first guitar player we called. He played a number of shows with us around that time.
Dave McGinley Guitar
Dave cut his teeth in the aftermath of the punk/post-punk explosions, writing, playing and hovering around bands such as ‘Eugene’ and ‘Precious Stones’ with gigging spells in London and Germany. Dave’s earliest gigs with ‘Eugene’ included playing support around Dublin for Paul and Jack’s band ‘Deaf Actor’. Over the following years doing sessions with Celine Carroll, Eibhin Eviston, TV with Debbie Harry, Mary Coughlan, Justin Hayward, session guitarist at a number of major festivals over the years. It was playing together on TV with Debbie Harry in 20122 that Dave and Paul reconnected. Dave played with us up to 2019.
Johnny Daly Guitar
Guitarist Johnny Daly plays with Paul, Jack and Sarge in The Guilty Party and has been lending his talents to In Tua Nua since 2017.
Jaime Lapeсa Del Rio Violin
Violinist Jaime Lapeсa Del Rio hails from the north of Spain. Leslie met him some years ago and started doing gigs with him and hen invited him over to play with us. Jaime is a whirlwind on stage and broke the record at Forever Young Festival in 2022 for the fastest dash across the stage and back!!
Conn Woolridge Violin
UK born violinist Conn Woolridge has played with us on and off since EP 2012. He played at all of the Olympia shows including the one where Steve Wickham joined us on stage for Somebody To Love (with 2 violins!). Most recently he played with us on the Ray D’Arcy show on RTE Radio 1 in 2022.
Rosie McKenzie Violin
Canadian fiddler Rosie MacKenzie was living in Dingle for a while and a dear friend of the band Aidan ‘Batty’ Dunlea suggested her when we were looking for a violinist for our 2018 irish Tour.
James Mahon Uilleann Pipes & Whistles
James is on load from KILA and joined us for the 40th Anniversary Tour in 2023
Leo Rickard Uilleann Pipes
Leo Rickard is a very old friend of the band. A much in demand piper, he has played with us many times over the years including Electric Picnic in 2012.
Martin Nolan Uilleann Pipes
Martin Nolan played with us on the 2018 Irish Tour and at some of the Olympia shows.