Maria Byrne releases Genesis Cover “Follow you Follow Me” (As heard on the Bank Of Ireland TV Advert)

Maria Byrne

Releases Genesis Cover “Follow you Follow Me” (As heard on the Bank Of Ireland TV Advert)


“Absolutely beautiful version of a Genesis classic” – John Creedon, RTE Radio 1.

“Beautiful music”- Huw Stephens – BBC Radio 1

“Brilliant… gets better each time you hear it”-John Kennedy, XFM

“Incredibly catchy, absolutely gorgeous music”- Janice Long, BBC Radio 2

“Lovely songs… Greg James and I stand shoulder to shoulder in the Maria Byrne fan club”- Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“Beautiful emotive music with captivating melodies” – Edith Bowman, BBC Radio

Cork born Singer Songwriter Maria Byrne returns with a Genesis Classic. Having up sticks and returned home to her native Cobh County Cork Maria Byrne has kicked off the latest phase in her career by having a baby and releasing a classic cover version of a classic Genesis song. (and it’s not ‘Mama’)

Maria has recorded ‘Follow you follow me’ recorded with friend and music producer Richard Coulson in his home studio in London, never expecting anyone to hear it. Now the song has been used by the Bank Of Ireland ad, the charm and buzz from ‘Follow You Follow Me’ is everywhere.

‘I wanted to record a cover of this song that was far from the original but tells the story of the song and expose the vulnerability and charm of it. I love the song, it has beautiful melodies and a heartbreaking sensitive lyric. I love how a hugely popular song can have a new story when told from a different perspective which is what I hoped when I recorded this cover.” The song has picked up some great reviews and airplay from some of the top radio talent in Ireland and the UK.

Maria began her musical journey when she moved to London in 2006. In 2009, she released her debut EP ‘All You Need’. This was followed in 2012 with LP ‘Little Basement’ and a mini album ‘Back To You’ in 2014. She recorded all her music in Dublin with renowned Irish producer Karl Odlum (Mic Christopher, Fionn Regan, David Kitt).

Maria’s songs have since made their way to national UK radio coverage thanks to Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2, Huw Stephens and Rob Da Bank on BBC Radio 1 and in Ireland Alison Curtis on Today FM and John Creedon on RTE Radio 1.

Maria cites inspiration from Irish musical heroes such as Bell X1, Mark Geary and Gemma Hayes as well as Americana/Folk heroes Gillian Welch and John Prine.



John Smith announces New Album and Irish dates

John Smith


via Commoner / Thirty Tigers

Release date: 5th October 2018

+ Ireland dates announced for October:

10 Oct Cork IE Coughlan’s

11 Oct Cork IE Coughlan’s

12 Oct Limerick IE Dolan’s

13 Oct Dublin IE Unitarian Church

14 Oct Bangor NI Studio Theatre

Essex-born John Smith has built a reputation as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and songwriters. Raised by the Devon seaside and making his bones in the bars and clubs of Liverpool, John has released five albums with over 10 million Spotify streams. He has played to audiences all over the world in living rooms, festival tents and sold-out concert halls. He is a genuine folksinger, an inquisitive truth-seeker, devoted song interpreter, and enchanting writer.

Steeped in the lineage of British folk, taking his cue from Richard Thompson and John Martyn, Smith has evolved a transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide guitar techniques. John’s intimate takes on love, loss and the journey we make, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following. His honey-on-gravel voice and mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar are undeniable. Sometimes using a slide, sometimes with guitar on his lap, sometimes detuning mid-song, Smith’s obsession with the instrument has made a master of him. Whether by way of album or concert, he leads the listener, enthralled in his presence, on a viscerally emotional journey.

A contributor and collaborator, John quickly and effortlessly earns the esteem of his comrades and heroes. He has opened for folk greats including John Martyn, Davy Graham and John Renbourn, who called John Smith “the future of folk music.” On the contemporary side, he has also opened for Iron and Wine, Tinariwen, and Ben Howard. He has guested with artists such as Jackson Browne, Martin Carthy, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker, Jerry Douglas, Glen Hansard and Rodney Crowell; and in his occasional role as sideman, he has played guitar for artists such as David Gray, Lisa Hannigan, Lianne La Havas, Joe Henry and Joan Baez.

He has released five records – his most recent “Headlong” (2017) reached #15 in the Indie Breakers chart, #1 on iTunes’ Singer-Songwriter chart, and amassed over 10 million Spotify streams.

His forthcoming album “Hummingbird” will be released 5 October in Europe and in early 2019 in the rest of the world on his own imprint, Commoner Records, via Thirty Tigers worldwide.

Featured on the album are six of John’s favourite folk songs to tape, alongside one cover version and three original songs. John invited several good friends to join him in this process: Cara Dillon, John McCusker and Ben Nicholls. Each a giant in their own right, they offered subtle and deeply nuanced performances to what he felt were his most restrained recordings so far. 

Producer Sam Lakeman and John adopted the motto ‘less is more’ in Sam’s Somerset Studio back in March 2018. We all know that a Folk Song’s clarity of purpose is exactly the reason why it has been played in pubs, living rooms and concert halls for hundreds of years.

John made this record for himself, for his heroes and for you.


Check out ‘Willy Moore’ from the new album:


Áine Tyrrell announces first single “In This House” from her new album “Return To The Sea”


They call it synchronicity when there is a simultaneous occurrence of an event. Some people are shocked by the randomness of it or are in awe of the coincidence, but not these two. Áine Tyrrell and Mark Stanley (producer) have recorded together on three projects across four years and creative synchronicity no longer shocks them, it ignites their passion to meet the work with open arms. So when Stanley called Tyrrell to relay a story he had had with Wagga Wagga based singer-songwriter Dane Kennedy and Ngiyampaa man, she immediately met him with the same story she had had with Delta Kay, an Arakwal family member and educator in the Byron Shire.

The conversations sparked Stanley to challenge Tyrrell to capture the essence of these stories that are common to both Indigenous Australians and Irish people. Generations of tales where others came to their shores and ever knocked on the door, where the land never invited them in. Finally, the narrative has a chance to be rewritten in “In This House”, Tyrrell’s first single from her upcoming release ‘Return To The Sea’.

“This song came out of nowhere in a rush of words and melody” says Tyrrell. 
“It claimed its stake to the front seat of the album as the first single” says Stanley

They are honoured to have Dane Kennedy lend his powerful vocal to this lead single as well as the Bunyarra Culture Collective dancers performing for the ancestors within Delta Kay’s Arakwal homelands dancing in the video for the song, the journey of “In This House” coming full circle

They would like to acknowledge the Bundjalung land where Áine Tyrrell stood when “In This House” was written and the Wurundjeri-willam land where Mark Stanley’s studio stands. They feel lucky to have been given the gift of this song for us all to open up a conversation.



Hendrick Lane announce new single “Rollerblade”

Hendrick Lane Release their new single “Rollerblade” On Aug 3rd 2018.


Hendrick Lane, a Dublin Duo who sing, rap and love putting on explosive shows have announced their brand new single “Rollerblade” set to be released on Aug 3rd 2018.

Having met in school and gained popularity through schoolyard sing-offs, Hovay and Sevn have decided to follow their passion and have continued making music post-graduation. Hendrick Lane deliver a unique style of confessional storytelling to the music scene combining Hip Hop, Pop and RnB. Citing influences such as Drake, Frank Ocean, PartyNextDoor, Kanye West, Michael Jackson and Andre 3000.

About the song: “Rollerblade” expresses the feeling of emotional nostalgia and transports you into the minds of Hendrick Lane. Like all great pop music of today, the song starts off with the infectious hook performed by Hovay then leading into Sevn’s stand out verse. In this verse, he briefly captures a conversation between him and his childhood crush with his warm vocals and melodic feel. At this point, the feel-good vibe has seamlessly been delivered by a catchy and captivating hard-hitting chorus, which is reminiscent and almost dreamy in a sense.

Though everyone cannot relate to rollerblading when they were young, the track brings the sense of happiness that everyone can relate to, which is the emotion evoked by the Dublin raised boys. Hovay jumps in with his verse, bringing versatility and adding a whole new dimension to the track. He builds on the main mood of the record, looking back at the past and what could have been.

Genres: Hip Hop, RnB, Rap

Location: Dublin, Ireland

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Eleanor McEvoy announces new single “Though Humble The Banquet” on July 27th

Eleanor McEvoy announces her new single Though Humble The Banquet  from her album ‘The Thomas Moore Project’,   to released July 27th 2018.


Produced and arranged by McEvoy, who is best known for her songs ‘Sophie’ and the Irish standard ‘Only A Woman’s Heart’, The Thomas Moore Project pays more than homage to this most celebrated 18/19th century Irish poet, singer, songwriter and entertainer (a most colourful Georgian character infamous for being a party to the burning of Lord Byron’s memoirs after his death).

Eleanor said, “The Thomas Moore Project is the first significant step in my long journey to discover the wonderful songs and extraordinary life of Thomas Moore. I’m not sure when I began my intriguing quest but I do remember singing Thomas Moore songs in a choir when I was around nine years of age.

“My fascination is not just with his music but also with his own place in history in a fantastic artistic period with contrasting a social and political upheaval in Europe and Ireland. My journey continues. I hope you will enjoy this and join me. My approach is maybe different; I needed to go further than just pay homage, so my arrangements for this choice of eleven songs are, I think, contemporary.” 

Eleanor performs vocals, guitars, strings and keyboards on the album and recruited Damon Butcher from The Beautiful South on keyboards, Eamonn Nolan from The RTE Concert Orchestra on flugelhorn, Eoghan O ‘Neill from Moving Hearts, Chris Rea and Riverdance on bass and Guy Rickerby from Riverdance, Duke Special and The RTE Concert Orchestra on drums and percussion. The musicianship on the album echoes throughout every verse and chorus along with McEvoy’s rich, lilting voice and beautiful playing. 

Now based in Wexford, Dublin-born McEvoy’s career originally started as a session musician, which included a long stint with The Irish National Symphony Orchestra and with The Mary Black Band McEvoy decided to develop her own career, and quickly had the title track on The Woman’s Heart compilation and a U.S. record deal with Geffen Records.

McEvoy was soon touring the world to promote her eponymous debut album for Geffen, which went on to sell 250,000 copies. At the same time, ‘A Woman’s Heart’ entered the Irish charts, selling over 750,000 copies – and remains one of Ireland’s biggest selling albums of all-time. These successes established McEvoy as one of Ireland’s biggest stars, launching a career that has since seen her release twelve studio albums and tour the world. 

Described by BBC Radio 2 as “one of the few artists who can do no wrong whatsoever”, McEvoy has been on the road for two years with her show ‘Naked…Live’ and this year has gone from being a long-time board member of IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) to being its Chairman. 

Claire Roche: “From Then To The Here And Now”

Claire Roche

Announces listening sampler ‘Dedication EP’ from album album “From Then To The Here And Now” which is scheduled to be released in Sept 2018.

Gigs: Lexicon library in Dunlaoighre – June 20th at 7pm

The NCH John Field Room, June 26th 8pm

Mountstewart, Northern Ireland, with Yeat’s Women, Oct 6th

We think of a harp and what it sounds like and usually relate to the harp as a solo instrument for playing tunes. Then we think of singers and what they sound like. Let us now merge the two, which is a musical path of uniqueness, passion and intimacy that is present during a performance by Claire.

‘In a world of shattered dreams the artist must celebrate the comely and the beautiful’, whether it is valid at least it’s honest, as Claire writes in a stream of consciousness from the silver trickles of her past and indeed the vast landscape of Irelands mythological tales and historical events and happenings.

Rather than just play tunes, Claire has chosen the harp to be her accompaniment, her choir, her veil to the “otherworld”. Her words, music and passion gently warms the hearts of those present and fires their spirits into passion, courage, tears, love and laughter.

After earning a degree in English and Literature at University College, Dublin and a diploma in Anglo Irish Literature from Trinity College, Dublin Claire advanced her intimate studies into literature through to a Master of Arts Degree. Already a piano player and writer of passionate, intimate and poetic songs, Claire experienced a calling to study playing the harp that she soon used as her accompaniment for sharing her songs.

Claire studied Irish harp again with Mairin Ferritear at Sion Hill Convent, Dublin,Concert harp with Catriona Yeats at the College of Music, Dublin, and Denise Kelly of the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin.

Not only is Claire’s music unique, but it is emotionally moving especially when we are present in her live performance. This new Radio EP encompasses 4 key tracks from her upcoming album “From Then To The Here And Now” which will be released in Sept 2018.



1) Dedication  

2) Visiting Hour

3) Essence

4) The Longing

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THE SURVIVAL CODE are preparing for the eagerly anticipated release of their sophomore album, Hopelessness Of People, which arrives on Friday 31st August, through Good Deeds Music Ltd. Prior to the album the band release powerhouse single ‘Crawl” on Friday July 27th. 

THE SURVIVAL CODE are a highly impressive rock duo now based in London, with a front-man from Dublin. Combining passion, outstanding musicianship, and raucous live performances, the twosome deliver concise burly rock cuts that strike and ignite your senses. The band have garnered support from many industry tastemakers, picking up coverage from Rock Sound Magazine, as well as firm radio support from Kerrang! Radio and Planet Rock.

Working with producer Matt Hyde (Trivium, Slipknot, Ash), THE SURVIVAL CODE released their debut album, MMXV, in 2015, and to much acclaim, with Vulture Hound citing it as an: “Astonishingly tight, realised and mature debut”. Three singles were plucked from the record, with the track, Living a Lie, stimulating the greatest visibility for the band. 2017’s Broken Strings EP followed, and this release marked a significant shift in the duo’s trajectory. The first single of the same name received heavy radio rotation on Planet Rock and Kerrang!, along with increased interviews and exposure leading to the band playing Camden Rocks.

Trimming from a trio to a two-piece, Gary and Tom opted for the less is more approach for their 2nd album. The pair have always been the nucleus of the band, and a renewed focus and direction helped the twosome to channel their full attention to crafting the best album possible. The fresh approach certainly worked, and produced once more by Matt Hyde, Hopelessness Of People is a direct, stout statement packed with groove, dynamics and killer hooks. The first single, Not Working , with its powerful riffs and highly engaging songwriting, is a firm indication of what to expect from the new record. Their new single, Crawl, is out July 27th.

ARTIST: The Survival Code

TITLE: Hopelessness Of People

LABEL: Good Deeds Music


Single “Crawl” July 27th

Album: “Hopelessness Of People” Friday 31st August

FORMAT: CD Album / Digital Download

TRACK LISTING: 01 Same Skin; 02 Crawl; 03 Take It As It Is; 04 Anything Goes These Days; 05 Along The Way; 06 Self Medicate; 07 Not Working; 08 This Time Around; 09 Too Late; 10 Next Step; 11 Integrity; 12 Goodbye.

BAND MEMBERS: Gary McGuinness (Lead Singer/ Guitarist); Tom Cook (London) (Drummer/Backing Vocals)/ Darren Gorey (Dublin) (Drummer/Backing Vocals).

FOR FANS OF: Royal Blood, Foo Fighters, Deftones, Biffy Clyro.

OPEN CASTING CALL from the team behind One Direction, Niall Horan, Little Mix and 5 Seconds Of Summer



Modest! Management, the team behind One Direction, Niall Horan, Little Mix and 5 Seconds Of Summer are coming to Dublin to hold an open casting call for male singer / songwriters aged between 15 and 19 to join a brand new international group.

The auditions will be held on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June at Dublin’s legendary live music venue The Button Factory, Temple Bar. Those interested in auditioning must have strong vocal ability and be able to play guitar or keyboard. You will be asked to perform 1-2 songs for Modest! casting agents acoustic / acapella, and if successful you will be invited to join a studio camp in London on 17th-19th June 2018.

The open auditions will run from 9am to 3pm each day, please arrive early to avoid missing out and be sure to bring with you any equipment you may need for your audition.

Good Luck!

Venue Address:

Curved St, Temple Bar,  Dublin, Ireland

All enquiries:

Sean & Conor Price announce brand new Single: “Get Lost” Out June 1st 

Sean & Conor Price announce brand new Single: “Get Lost” Out June 1st + Irish Tour dates just announced!


Sean and Conor Price announce a new energetic and catchy single “Get Lost” to be released June 1st. (Available for pre-release on May 29th on all digital platforms).The video for ‘Get Lost’ will be released mid June. Their last single ‘Be Like You’ shot straight to Number 1 on the iTunes charts! 

Check out the official video here for ‘Be Like You’ which has clocked over 56,000 hits!

Hailing from Co Wicklow, Ireland, Sean (18) & Conor (16) Price began their music career at the early ages of 13 and 11 and soon after with guitar and mic in hand, they started honing in their live performances by busking regularly in Dublin’s infamous Grafton Street. 

Quickly garnering widespread acclaim from their public performances and online music videos and ever growing fanbase, it was in June 2017 when they decided to audition for the X Factor in Edinburgh, Scotland. The busking brothers blew away the judges with their modern rendition of Jimi Hendricks version of “All Along The Watchtower”, complete with a funky rap installation truly making the song their own. After a huge applause, Simon Cowell told the duo: “This is probably one of the best auditions we’ve had. I’m going to say something to you guys – I don’t want to change a single thing from what I saw and heard today.” At Judges Houses in the South of Fance they sang Pink’s “What About Us” and were selected by their mentor Simon Cowell in the Groups category.

They made it to the quarter – final stage before being eliminated, thus finishing in 7th place. They were also part of the 14 Arena X Factor UK & Ireland tour this year. They embark on their own Headline tour called “Be Like You” on June 23rd (Gig listings below).

Citing their early influences as a mixed array of contemporary music, from pop to rap to alternative rock and some folk, they have been inspired by artists such as Eminem, Ed Sheeran, The Script along with Shawn Mendes and Dermot Kennedy. Fellow luminaries, Hudson Taylor also played a big role in influencing and sparking the bands interest in songwriting.

The single, “Be Like You” is out and available for download now and their new single “Get Lost” will be released June 1st. (The single will be available for pre-release on May 29th on all digital platforms). It was recorded and produced in the legendary Windmill Lane Studios with producer Larry Hogan from Dublin Studio Hub.

Tour dates:

23rd     June   Limerick                    University Concert Hall

24th     June   Dublin                       Vicar Street

25TH      June   Dublin                       Vicar Street

28TH    June   Drogheda               TLT Theatre

30th     June   Castlebar                Royal Theatre

1st        July     Wexford                   National Opera House

6th       July     Killarney                   I.N.E.C.Killarney

10th     Aug    Derry                         Millennium Forum

11th     Aug    Belfast                        Ulster Hall

Online links:

Instagram:  @sean_and_conor_price_music


Twitter: @sean_conorprice


Sásta Fest for teenagers announced for Aug 18th on the shores of Lilliput, Lough Ennell, Co Wesmeath

To highlight World Mental Health Awareness Week – we announce a brand new Youth festival, Sásta, at the stunning picturesque location of Lilliput, Lough Ennell, Co Westmeath where the lake spans as far as the eye can see.

Sásta is a new one-day-festival which highlights mental health awareness to teenagers with an array of music, dance, visual arts, crafts, yoga & wellness, and group workshops for mental health and suicide prevention. The night will finish with a stunning laser light show with DJ John Gibbons (Rte 2fm) at the helm on centre stage. Other acts include Dj Justy (iRadio), Fallen Lights, Katie Gallagher, Good Man Shiela + more acts to be announced.

Activities will include Rock Climbing, Spider Mountain, The Inflatable City, Yoga, Face and Body Painting, Crafts Village and Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Workshops. Food & soft drinks will also be available on site from local vendors.

The festivals elements will examine the important issue of mental health from a variety of different angles – the festival will also feature an art interactive exhibition, which the teen festival goers can both look at and, if they are feeling brave, contribute to!

This one-day-festival’s main aim is to increase awareness of the vital issues of mental health and suicide prevention and to reduce the stigma surrounding them by opening up the conversation. It will be a fun, engaging day out for the teenagers of Ireland who can feel safe in a drug free, alcohol free environment with their peers, where conversations are open and creativity, exercise, activities, song and dance is enjoyed.


Aug 18th 2018 | 4.30pm – 11.30pm

Lilliput, Lough Ennell, Co Westmeath.

Tickets cost €23.50

Now Available at Eventbrite & Lilliput


*Sásta Festival will be situated on the grounds of Lilliput Adventure Centre, Lilliput, Lough Ennell, Co Westmeath:

Note to editors:

This festival is the brainchild of 16yr old Zach Wright. Having met Jim Breen of Cycle Against Suicide a few years ago while he spread the word across Ireland that “its okay not to feel okay”, Zach became inspired to spread the word across his peer group.

As a result of this Zach has climbed some of the highest mountains in the world such as Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Everest in his bid to spread the message that “its okay not to feel okay” raising both charity and awareness to the cause.

Having hit his mid teens and gone past the age for young teen discos etc, he soon discovered that there are no venues for his age group to enjoy music and friendship and certainly none that are drug, smoke and alcohol free. With this in mind and with the help of his Dad Franky, who runs Lilliput Adventure Centre, Zach created SÁSTA! His Climb Against Suicide Charity and SÁSTA FEST teen festival promotes positive mental health for our young people, and aims at helping to make a friendly understandable achievable and caring impact on the teenagers of Ireland.