The Emerald Armada was brought to life with the soul ambition of creating music from all of lifes little inspirations. The Armada was formed by lead singer Neil Allen with his friend of over 20 years and bassist Gary Lynas. The two became four with the additions of Benjamin Hamilton (Rhythm Guitar) and Dermot Moynagh bringing unique and contemporary bodhrán playing to the forefront. With a wealth of highly energetic home grown songs just waiting to take form, The Emerald Armada was born and soon made its way to a five piece. The last addition came in the form of Lead Guitarist Tony McHugh. Since 2010 the Armada has foot stomped, knees up'd and even the odd crowded surfed around the UK & Ireland. The Emerald Armada support acts such as Newton Faulkner, Frightened Rabbit, Villagers, Admiral Fallow, Hayseed Dixie and other top class acts.