James McNally (musician)

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James McNally (l) and N'Faly Kouyate with Afro Celt Sound System at TFF Rudolstadt, 2010 James McNally TFF.JPG
James McNally (l) and N'Faly Kouyate with Afro Celt Sound System at TFF Rudolstadt, 2010

James McNally is a British musician, composer and producer of the band Afro Celt Sound System. [1] He was previously a member of the Pogues and Storm (with Tom McManamon). [2] [3]

He released a solo album, Everybreath, in 2008, which included covers of U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and The Police's "Every Breath You Take". [2] [4]


McNally was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for Best World Music Album, in 2002 for Volume 2: Release and again in 2004 for Volume 3: Further in Time. [5]

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