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Áine Tyrrell announces new Single, Music Video, a collaboration with Glenn Hansard and Irish Tour dates!

by admin on July 3, 2017 in with no comments

 

She may be one of our most prolific artists, but Australian-based Irish singer Áine Tyrrell is showing no signs of letting up, announcing the release of a new EP, another tour and a special collaboration with internationally acclaimed songwriter Glen Hansard.

Having only just finished touring off the back of her debut Queen of Swords album, Áine is gearing up for the August release of her latest EP Fledgling Fall, featuring first single ‘Don’t Be Left Crying’ which will be out July 28th. While the new music retains a connection with her traditional folk roots, it also finds Áine branching out – finding new sounds and a new way to tell her stories.

Part of that growth has been her recent collaboration with the multi-award winning Hansard, who met Áine on his sell out Australian tour in 2016. Not only have the two worked together on this batch of songs, but also Áine will travel to Ireland later this year to record with Hansard and members of his much-loved band The Frames.

“It has been such an amazing opportunity for me to work with one of my songwriting heroes,” Áine says. “He is a warrior of poetry and people. I feel blessed to have made such an inspiring friend and kindred spirit musically and being able to bounce ideas and share songs with him has been phenomenal for my songwriting and my soul.”

Never one to shy away from spilling blood onto paper, Áine had intended that Don’t Be Left Crying, an elegant yet seductively psychedelic folk song, to be one of those little mantras she had written just for herself. But her long time creative partner in crime, producer, Mark Stanley and Hansard thought the song was destined for more.

 “While most songs start off as personal, as this one did with my own heartbreak after a break-up, what makes a song powerful is when you can make the personal universal,” says Áine. “This is where Glen and I agreed to serve the song. He added in some words that could have come straight from my heart or anyone. That is the beauty of song crafting.”

Check out the Exclusive ‘One take’ Video for “Don’t Be Left Crying”:

Says Áine of the song and video: “At the heart of Don’t Be Left crying is a story of addiction. I have lost many loved ones along the way and seen and personally felt the destruction of relationships due to life’s little vices. Whilst the song is a song of heartbreak for me personally it is also the tale of the degradation of a relationship over time. At the heart of what I was writing was how the various addictions we have in life take us all away from truly being present to ourselves and the people around us. They are a silent wall. And we are all really only one drink, one hit, one smoke away from being trapped inside our own walls and destroying what we love so dearly”.

Online Links:

www.ainetyrrell.com

https://www.facebook.com/AineTyrrellMusic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES0Ip2CObfk

Aine Tyrrell Ireland Tour Dates

August 5th – Dublin Blues and Roots Festival, Dublin

August 11th – Killary Fjord Sessions, Killary Fjord, Co Galway  * Supporting Declan O’Rourke

August 15th – Summer Concerts at The Dolphin, Inishbofin Island, Co. Galway * Supporting Declan O’Rourke

August 18th – – Bar Square, Ballina, Co. Mayo * Supporting Declan O’Rourke

August 24th – Spirit Store, Dundalk

August 26th Roisin Dubh, Galway, Co. Galway

August 31st Whelans, Dublin

September 2nd Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois

ELEANOR MCEVOY announces new album ‘The Thomas Moore Project’, released July 28th

by admin on June 15, 2017 in with no comments

ELEANOR MCEVOY announces new album  ‘The Thomas Moore Project’, released July 28th

 “One of the few artists who can do no wrong whatsoever.”BBC Radio 2

Ireland’s internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy announces her new album ‘The Thomas Moore Project’, released July 28th 2017. The album marks a significant first step in Eleanor’s lifelong journey discovering the wonderful songs and extraordinary life of Thomas Moore. Produced and arranged by Eleanor, who is best known for her songs ‘Sophie’ and the Irish standard ‘Only A Woman’s Heart’, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, the album more than pays homage to one of the Georgian era’s most beloved writers and entertainers. The Thomas Moore Project celebrates and revitalises some of the lesser and indeed well known material by the said luminary such as Oft In The Stilly Night, The Minstrel Boy and The Harp That Once Through Tara’s Halls.

Says Eleanor of the album: “I hope you will enjoy this and join me. My approach is intentionally different. I needed to go further than just pay homage so my arrangements for this choice of 11 songs are of this century”. 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 social and political upheaval in Europe and Ireland. My journey continues.

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 US 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.

She has been on the road for 2 years with her show Naked…Live and this year has gone from being a long time Board member of IMRO to being its Chairman

Upcoming Irish show listed below:

July 29th in The Theatre Royal, Waterford. (Performing songs from Naked Music Tour & album)

www.eleanormcevoy.com / www.twitter.com/eleanormcevoy

Editors notes on Album cover artwork:

Portrait of Thomas Moore by Sir Martin Archer Shee  (1769-1850)

National Gallery of Ireland Collection Photo © National Gallery of Ireland

Portrait of Eleanor McEvoy by Robert Ballagh. This portrait hangs in the John Field Room of the NCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Conroy announces new Single ‘Imperfect’ out July 28th

by admin on June 14, 2017 in with no comments

ANDREW CONROY

‘IMPERFECT’ out July 28th

Andrew Conroy is a Vancouver-based songwriter, musician and producer. He is a versatile, multi-instrumentalist who has performed all over North America, including the famed Viper Room in Hollywood, and as far south as Bucerias, Mexico. For the past 8 years, Conroy has dedicated his time to producing, engineering and writing songs.

A Dual Irish Citizen, Conroy is pleased to announce that he will be coming over to Ireland later this year to perform new tracks from his EP, including the brand new single ‘Imperfect’ which draws influences akin to Weezer, Jimmy Eat World and Death Cab For Cutie.

Conroy moves around a lot and composes as he travels, parts of the upcoming EP were written all over Canada during the past few years – from Vancouver to Toronto to Montreal. Traces of his experiences in those cities are recorded as momentary insights.

The EP follows up from his LP 1AM, which received many accolades in Canada such as: WINNER Best Music Video – Chandler International Film Festival, WINNER Best Director (Music Video) – Chandler International Film Festival, WINNER Best Director (Music Video) – Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival and OFFICIAL SELECTION – Wasaga Beach Film Festival.

‘Imperfect’ is released July 28th 2017.

Band Website & Social Media Links:

www.facebook.com/andrewconroymusic

www.twitter.com/conroymusic

http://www.andrewconroymusic.com

http://youtube.com/andrewconroymusic

 

Grace Wilde announces new single & tour dates!

by admin on June 13, 2017 in with no comments

 

Grace Wilde announces new Single: Under Your Skin

Release Date: Friday July 28th 2017

+ UPCOMING SHOWS/FESTIVALS:

9th – 11th June Earth Fest Ireland Slane

Fri 30th June Man v Horse Open Air event Armagh

Sat 29th July MalahideLive Festival

10th-13th Aug Carrickmacross Arts Festival

Sat 26th Aug Waves Music Festival – Loftus Hall

Grace Wilde is an incredibly unique Irish Act, consisting singer-songwriter Audrey Fay and Producer/Guitarist Enda Duffy to create an original sound and approach to their music. Grace Wilde is Audrey’s alter ego, and her voice is as distinctive as it is original. The main comparisons drawn are that of Stevie Nicks and Florence Welch, with Enda’s (her music partner) supporting rhythm section providing for a most uplifting & powerful accompaniment.

Their Debut Single, ‘Under Your Skin’, sees Audrey transform into character to perform from a flow state, while Enda emanates sound to support her delivery. Drawing on a broad spectrum of influences- indie, soul, rock and dance they deliver an engaged and energetic performance and live show. The power and authenticity of Audrey’s voice, combined with her ability to transmute a song straight from her experience into reality is arresting to say the least!!

Grace Wilde have a busy summer coming up – be sure to check out their Social Media Pages for all updates here.

Links:

Twitter: @gracewilde_band
Facebook: /GraceWildeMusic
Instagram: @ gracewildexx

Preview of new video coming soon!

Jiggy announce album release and launch gig!!

by admin on June 12, 2017 in with no comments

JIGGY

ALBUM: “Translate” July 28th

GIG: Album Launch at Whelans, Dublin, July 28th

Jiggy seamlessly fuse a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with forward thinking innovation in an exciting way that connects with audiences worldwide. Formed in 2014 by percussionist Robbie Harris, Jiggy have grown into a phenomenal eight piece live outfit.  The formation of musicians from backgrounds in, traditional Irish, Indian folk, electronic and funk music has naturally evolved into a unique soundscape that instantly draws listeners to the music.

Jiggy has forged a sound very much their own, fusing vocal lilting (port a’ bhéil) & Indian Konnakol, Irish traditional music, hip hop dance grooves, world music rhythms and harmonies. Audience can expect a thrilling live set of original music and traditional dance tunes. The band have become something of an internet sensation, with their track ‘King of the Fairies’ clocking up over eight million views. It is a testament to their viral popularity were asked to perform at the halftime show for the Football Classic in Aviva Stadium to 50,000 people. They had also appeared on Ireland’s biggest TV shows the Late Late Show and Fleadh TV.

The inspiration behind the project dates back to 2007 when percussionist Robbie Harris collaborated with The Dhoad Gypsies from Rajasthan in live concerts in Ireland. While performing together Harris was struck by the folk rhythms of Rajasthan and how well they suited the Irish dance music. With Irish traditional music as a starting point Harris set up Jiggy to explore Indian grooves in tandem with the high-energy Irish music while adding a dash of dash of modern beats and textures.

Jiggy is a band whose fusion of Indian rhythms, Irish traditional music, and cutting-edge dance grooves are a big hit with festival audiences. In July 2017 Jiggy will release their Debut album ‘Translate’.

Band social media links

Twitter- https://twitter.com/Jiggytheband

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jiggy.ie/

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/jiggytheband

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jiggytheband/

Website – https://www.jiggy.ie/

Linda Em announces Irish Dates

by admin on June 9, 2017 in with no comments

LINDA EM announces Irish dates!!!

 Linda Em is a London based roots singer-songwriter who hasn’t forgotten her Irish roots with Celtic shades running throughout her music. As well as classic Woodstock era songwriters such as Leonard Cohen, Kris Kristofferson and Melanie Linda’s lyrical narrative is heavily influenced by the authors, poets, playwrights and artists that inform the strong storytelling aspect of her songwriting. The subject matter of her songs runs the gamut from myths and legends, the inspirational figures she has known in her own life and the battered but noble occupants of the typical ‘old man’s pubs’ of pre-hipster East London and such is the case with new singles ‘Buccaneer’ and ‘Stories’ set to be released on June 23rd.

The feedback on ‘Stories’ is certainly an optimistic one; celebrated Irish DJ Roddie Cleere (KCLRFM) said “it feels like it is a song from the 60’s folk scene”… while DCFM’s Mick Hanley said it was a “brilliant” tune! Radio Kerry also gave it the thumbs up as have uRadio & BBC Radio Ulster. Linda’s clear, warm, sultry vocal draws the listener into her musical story telling. What‘s unique is the extraordinary mix of influences that create Linda’s original Roots sound. There is certainly folk (revisited from a present-day London / Irish cultural perspective) but also with a bit of rock, front porch blues, torch song and even a hint of ska and trip-hop if you listen closely enough. The production of her songs takes you back to the 1960s and 1970s but with a modern day, eclectic feel.

Details on Upcoming singles: ‘Buccaneer’, written with and recorded by Linda’s long-term collaborator Chris Wyatt and mixed by Charles Foskett, combines a classic 1960s big ballad arrangement with traditional instrumentation to pay tribute to an influential mentor. ‘Stories’, written with Eamon Gilmore and recorded by Chris Wyatt is a more introspective song, rich in atmosphere which draws the listener in further the more it builds.

Live, Linda Em can be accompanied in an intimate acoustic setting or by her full seven-piece band, which includes soulful backing singers along with violin, bouzouki and bódhran – bringing that Celtic feel to the music. her upcoming Irish Gig dates are listed below.

Irish gig dates:
Friday 28th of July
London Derry Gulladuff
Sat July 29th
Donegal, Mollys Bar.
Sunday 30th of July
Cross keys inn, County Antrim.
Monday 31st July Whelans Song Cycle songclub
Whelans, Dublin

Links:

Twitter: @lindaEm3

Facebook: @LindaEmMusic

Instagram: @/linda_em_

The 4 of US announce new single GOING SOUTH + Nationwide Tour

by admin on June 7, 2017 in with no comments

The 4 Of Us

Single: “Going South” Out July 2017- From the critically acclaimed album “Sugar Island”

The 4 Of Us have been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over a quarter of a century. Formed and fronted by Newry-born brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy, they have developed a unique musical identity, which has produced original and award- winning recordings, as well as a large and loyal fan base. To date, they have notched up an enviable catalogue of timeless songs, including six top 20 Irish charting albums. Their music has also been featured extensively on American, UK, and Irish TV soundtracks.

The 4 Of Us shot to early fame towards the end of 1989 with their debut Songs for the Tempted, which featured the massive hits Mary and Drag My Bad Name Down. The follow up Man Alive made Q magazine’s prestigious Top 50 Albums of 1992 and included the UK Top 30 song She Hits Me.

‘Sugar Island’, their latest album, was released to critical acclaim in November 2016. Lyrically, the album explores the brothers’ early years growing up in Northern Ireland; musically, it focuses on the trademark interplay of their acoustic guitars. As singer Brendan recalls: ’It was a dark time for sure, but as kids we still managed to have a lot of fun. Everyone who lived through that time has their own stories to tell; we thought we’d share some of ours.’

Sugar Island features 12 new songs. It is arguably their most biographical album, including tracks reflecting on the brothers’ childhood, growing up in a border town during the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland. The latest single ‘Going South’ plays homage to that sentiment.

For more info + social media links go to: http://the4ofus.com/

Tour dates :

June 10, 2017- SEAMUS ENNIS ARTS CENTRE

Fingal, Co. Dublin

June 17, 2017- DOOLIN FOLK FESTIVAL 2017

Rivervale, Doolin, Co. Clare

June 23, 2017- LIMERICK RACECOURSE | FULL BAND SHOW

Patrickswell, Co. Limerick

June 24, 2017- UPSTAIRS @ THE WHITE HORSE

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

June 30, 2017- COASTGUARD CULTURAL CENTRE

Tramore, Co. Waterford

July 15, 2017- THE TIDE HIGH CLUB

Castletownbere, Co. Cork

July 28, 2017- THEATRE ROYAL WATERFORD Waterford

July 29, 2017- MALAHIDE LIVE 2017

Malahide, Co Dublin

August 12, 2017- STENDHAL FESTIVAL 2017

Limavady

August 29, 2017 -COURTYARD THEATRE

Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim

PENROSE: NEW SINGLE: LETS GO OUT Rel date: OUT JUNE 30TH

by admin on May 31, 2017 in with no comments

PENROSE:

NEW SINGLE: LETS GO OUT
Rel date: OUT JUNE 30TH

Irish Indie-Pop five piece Penrose, with front man Darragh McGrane at the helm, are set to release their new single “Lets Go Out” on June 30th with a headline date at Whelan’s, Dublin.

Described as ‘a solid Indie Pop band with catchy uplifting indie songs and anthems that have “attitude” and stick in your head’, their new single doesn’t fall off the mark. Mixing the ease & harmonies of The Beatles / ELO, the snarling vocals of Richard Ashcroft and the rhythmic acoustic guitars of great Brit Pop, Penrose are a truly powerful force…live and on record.
The band successfully unveiled their debut EP “Live for the Dream” which charted at NO.3 in the Irish charts to a sell out house of fans & media. Followed up by a critically acclaimed single ‘MELODY’ which charted at No. 10 in the Irish charts and was picked up by all Irish national radio stations such as Today FM, FM 104 and RTE, with TV appearances to on RTE’s TwoTube, the band then followed this up with yet another sell out show to their home fans in Dublin’s Academy 2 venue. Penrose were invited to the UK by one of the industries most illuminated music managers Alan Mc Gee – to play gigs as part of the ‘Musicians against Homelessness campaign’. The band supported one of their main influences Aslan, as part of the ‘Made in Dublin’ Revisited gigs in Vicar Street last Dec. With a brand new single on the horizon and s string of Summer Festival dates, it looks to be an exciting time for the band.

The band: The band consists of Caolan Fitzsimons (rhythm guitar), Mark Bolger (bass), Benji Hayes (Keys) and drummer Donal Bowens complementing McGrane’s lead vocals and lead guitar.

http://www.penroseofficial.com

https://soundcloud.com/penroseofficial

https://www.facebook.com/penroseofficial

Twitter: @penroseirl

Deltiimo v George Rigby v Naïf “Hold On It’s A Beautiful World” Single Announced

by admin on May 29, 2017 in with no comments
HOPE – POSITIVITY – TOMORROW – INSPIRATIONAL – SHARE – MOTIVATE – DJs + MUSIC = A BETTER WORLD.
This collaboration from Deltiimo v George Rigby v Naïf “Hold On It’s A Beautiful World” offers contemplation that a song like this, given the necessary broadcasting ‘air’, can lift people to stand strong in their lives against insurmountable odds or the feeling that the goodness of their world, our world, is slipping away from them.
DJ’s have been 100% instrumental in changing the world many times during difficult periods for humanity. Look at the incredible role DJs and dance music played in bringing peace to Northern Ireland where before religion and politics failed fatally. The young of the two sides of fighting parents met on dancefloors around the country fell in love over dance music positive lyrics like Rozalla – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good), or Sabrina Johnson “Peace (In The Valley), they had hidden relationships until babies were being born from their love.
Those young dance music loving parents voted for a different future for their babies, teaching their own ‘confused’ parents a lesson in human compassion. Dance music stopped the war, literally.
“Hold on it’s a beautiful world” is George Rigbys offering. It is now available across all digital platforms.
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Meet The Blue announces new self titled EP Out July 21st!

by admin on May 29, 2017 in with no comments
Meet The Blue are a Irish/Canadian indie band based in Toronto, This powerhouse trio creates quirky pop music with a hint of 80’s charm, described as post punk or indie rock front man Darragh O’ Sullivan (vocals/guitars/synth) has been honing his own sound with his off beat and unforgivingly catchy tunes since moving from Limerick to Canada in 2003. Dave McArthur on drums and Alex Smith on bass create a powerful and exciting live performance.
Releasing music since the early 2000’s MTB has been knocking on the door while building a following along the way, putting out their first official self release EP in 2012 called “Flux”…with the main single “Shut up and Dance”  gaining the band some recognition and a spot on the Budweiser Future Sounds of Irish Music project in 2013. Since then MTB has been playing shows and festivals in Canada and are set to release their most exciting EP to date this summer. Meet The Blue’s new song “Fire” was chosen to be TodayFM’s Song of the Week. And is available from all digital outlets. Their upcoming self titled EP, will be released July 21st 2017.

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