Deserted Village
Record Label & Live Music Promotion Since 2002

University of Limerick, 1999


Fundraising For Life After Hate

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 "As of today all proceeds from sales of my most recent album Always Summer Somewhere (with prints or download only) will go to ‘Life After Hate’ an organization which works to prevent the spread of fascism through education, intervention and outreach to help those wishing to leave fascist groups. In 2017 the Trump administration rescinded a federal grant before the money was accessed and they have relied on donations from the public since."
- Gavin Prior, 16th March, 2019

Information on Life After Hate’s programs

 Always Summer Somewhere by Gavin Prior

Toby Hay The Gathering Tour Comes To Ireland

Thursday, 13 April 2017 Toby Hay & Gavin Prior

Toby Hay is touring with his brand new instrumental album The Gathering on Cambrian Records. Some of you might remember Gavin's record All Who Wander was a Deserted Village/Cambrian split release last year.


Tuesday, 3 January 2017  Always Summer Somewhere by Gavin Prior

"As well as the cover, I made an image corresponding to each of the nine tracks on Always Summer Somewhere. I’m selling LP-sized prints of all ten images over on the Bandcamp page
Here’s a blog post about the artwork.

'All Who Wander' by Gavin Prior - Pre-orders Available Now

Monday, 14 March 2016 'All Who Wander' by Gavin Prior is now available on pre-order.
CD/Download, a Cambrian Records/Deserted Village split release. The first track Between Breaths is streaming now.

 All Who Wander by Gavin Prior

'Fat Baby Blues' by Woven Skull is now a free download.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 The 'Fat Baby Blues' tape by Woven Skull is now SOLD OUT.
To celebrate,the Skull have asked us to make the download free forever.Thanks for all the support online and more importantly, on the road.

Free Download on Deserted Village.

 Fat Baby Blues

'The Avalon Sutie' EP By Gavin Prior Out Now

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 THE AVALON SUITE EP

"While teaching children English in a hagwon (for-profit evening academy) in Incheon, Korea I was often struck by the bizarre, stilted English in some of the dialogues on the CDs we used for listening classes. I left some choice audio on my hard drive knowing I'd find a use for it some day. The sample used in the first track 'Little Laurie" sounded to me like an inquisitive young Laurie Anderson learning the ways of the world."

Free Download on Deserted Village.


Listen/Download on Bandcamp

2 New Tapes: The Sunken Hum, Woven Skull

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 We're just released two brand new Tape/downloads. Selections from a year-long field recordings diary by The Sunken Hum and hypnotic, driven forest folk from Woven Skull.

Listen/Buy on Bandcamp

Gates creaking, cats meowing, rain playing rhythms on a tin roof: these are the sounds that make up The Sunken Hum. Centered around the wilds of Leitrim in the the northwest of Ireland, The Sunken Hum is a collection of field recordings captured by Natalia Beylis every day for one year.

Listen/Buy on Bandcamp

Since 2008 the core trio that make up Woven Skull have been gathering together in the Northwest of Ireland in a place called Leitrim which is known for its tales of ghosts, ‘tree folk’, underwater creatures and the constant battle calls of the ancient Tuatha De Danann that can be heard on Letirim's Iron Mountain. These are the surroundings and forces that influence the sound that Woven Skull creates: a contrast of minimal drones, repetition and psychedelic distorted riffs all layered in constant unconscious rhythms.


Saturday, 20 September 2014 Bryan O'Connell: Drums
Gavin Prior: Guitar, Electronics, Bass, Percussion, Piano Innards, Vox
Diarmuid MacDiarmada:Tenor Sax, Trombone, Percussion, Garden Hose, Vox


Tarracóir (pron. tah-ra-core) is Gaelic for Tractor - think Grindcore, Hardcore (but never Normcore!) and a gravitation pulling you in.....


Tarracóir formed in Dublin where the three had played together for years in United Bible Studies. Tarracóir was formed to create something more primitive & brutal, something "pure ignorant". Each Tarracóir performance is an antidote to Western Culture's enfeebling denial of the irrational and cthonic parts of our nature. Tarracóir's genre is "Base Metal" - the listener is the alchemist. Listeners will hear elements of Free Jazz, Death Metal and the blare & clatter of Tibetan Buddhist demon-chasing rituals. “GROWTH” consists of their first two gigs edited, collaged and overdubbed for max impact.

The Primal Barber Trio:

Saturday, 25 January 2014 The Primal barber Trio 3

The Primal Barber Trio "BARBERBarberbarber": 3" CDR in greeting card. Art by Stuart Geelon.
The Primal Barber Trio is a new all-acapella group of Stuart Geelon (Drainland, Luxury Mollusc), Aonghus McEvoy (Drainland, Woven Skull) and Gavin Prior. Their debut EP "BARBERBarberbarbr" is out now on Deserted Village'.The source material is live-in-studio vocal improvisations which have been layered and collaged together by Prior into a brain-bending voyage, like getting lost in a cave only to stumble upon a primitive proto-singing circle. The songs our ancestors sang in the dark before they harnessed fire.

For Tom Carter

Monday, 12 August 2013 We're delighted to finally be able to announce the release of this epic, international compilation. It's been a long time coming....

It's downloadable now.

This compilation aims to help out with costs incurred during Tom Carter's recovery from the illness which hospitalised him during Charalambides European tour last year. The number of artists who wished to be part of it kept growing & so here it is, a little further down the line than we'd planned, but with so many incredible contributors, we hope it's been worth the wait.