• International Success for 'Self Help - A Beginner's Guide' in two major International Songwriting Competitions! Recently placed as a semi-finalist in the Indie section of the UK Songwriting Competition and a finalsit in the Best Male category of the International Acoustic Music Awards.

  • NEW SONGS! Check out a live version of new track 'Monster' on soundcloud at this link 

  • New EP 'And so I arrived at the start', went straight to Number 1 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart!

  • It's available NOW on all good digital platforms. Here's the itunes link

  • The EP title is derived from a line in a poem by T.S. Eliot: 'We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.’  It's about every end being a new beginning and vice versa. The title and artwork refer to all the previous bands I was lucky enough to be in, how they ended and new ones began. 

  • The video for 'Self Help - A Beginner's Guide' (available on all good digital platforms) just passed 12,000 views on Facebook! Thanks for watching.

  • Delighted to have made the Finalist stage in The International Acoustic Music Awards 2016 recently with 'Safe Haven'. It also made the finalist stage in The USA Songwriting Competition. She's a hard working little tune!

  • “With so many singer/songwriters on the circuit it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. There’s one sure way however to give your music a warm glow of charm, integrity and individuality, something that Irish artist Peco McLoughlin has down already.Peco’s debut EP offers an insightful snapshot of this assured and talented songwriter.”

         Belwood Music                    https://belwoodmusic.com/2017/11/07/spotlight-peco/ 


  • ​“His lyrics are honest, impressive and hard hitting…There are echoes of Dylan and Jeff Buckley about him…A contender for the best Irish male artist that we will have for some time to come.” Musicwand http://musicwand.ie/peco-music-debut-solo-single-safe-haven/

  • ​“There's something strikingly likeable about this troubadour's music and lyrics…it has a warm familiarity…but his lyrics aren't naive or meaningless, they're backed up with thought and a restrained but intent-filled passion…he's giving us cause for great expectations.” Remy’s Music and Film       http://thebestofmusicandfilm.blogspot.ie/2016/03/single-peco-safe-haven.html

  • "Lyrics match spirit in McLoughlin's music, he's a poet as well as a musician."                                                                               The Irish Echo    USA          http://irishecho.com/2015/10/eirecana-craze-has-some-new-recruits/

  • "With the talented penmanship and melodies that you can’t help but bob along to, Peco is an artist to keep your eyes on."

     Eirecana     http://americanaireland.blogspot.ie/2015/10/pecovalentine-black-talented-singer.html

  • "There's something terribly authentic about Peco's music...it really feels like he could be the real deal, a strong contender for the local folk throne which will also appeal greatly beyond these shores."

​       Remys Music and Film​       http://thebestofmusicandfilm.blogspot.ie/2015/10/introducing-peco.html

  • ​​“Solid folk-acoustic sound…with smooth vocals that ooze an air of Bob Dylan at points… I’ve no doubt that there’s plenty of more to come from his emerging repertoire.” 

     Pure M Magazine    http://www.puremzine.com/introducing-peco/

  • Peco recently made his debut on American TV with his song 'Retrospect'. It was used on the long running show (13 seasons) RoadtripNation.