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New releases today!

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“Flawlessly melodic” (METRO) FIACH releases Debut single ‘YOU DEAR’

Available online in all good digital stores from Oct 16th 2009 including iTunes.

Fiach will be with his full band tonight in The Academy- Dublin,  as a special guest to Wallis Bird.

Dublin singer/songwriter FIACH is releasing his debut single ‘YOU DEAR’ taken from his forthcoming debut album ‘So I’ (set to be released in February 2010). Fiachs music has featured on the RTE Radio 1 Playlist and is receiving significant airtime on RTE, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Folye, Clare FM, Beat FM, WLRFM, KCLRFM, Corks96, C103, KCLR, KFM, 4FM, LMFM, DOWNTOWN RADIO and many more radio stations around the country- signaling great things to come.

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‘Irelands music scene just got a whole lot better’


“Absolutely brilliant! opening doors where ever they go!” Pat Kenny RTE Radio 1

Text ‘music 3919’ to 57501 to buy on your mobile phone and on iTunes.

The River Valley Band have also been confirmed to play at The Leinster Magners League – Leinster V Cardiff Blues match on Oct 31st in the RDS to an estimated 18,000 people.

‘Collectively made up of Danny Coady on vocals, mandolin & rhythm guitar, Eoghan Leadbetter on piano & rhythm guitar, Conor Brett on lead guitar & vocals,  Liam Teehan on bass guitar and finally David Thompson on drums & vocals. These are 5 young men with instruments in their hands and a recession at their feet’.

“I can’t stop playing it (KIMBERLY)  at varying intervals of the day. It has such a great sound, a familiar sound”-Niamh Smith CULCH.IE

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The River Valley band to perform in the RDS at the Magners league Match!

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THE RIVER VALLEY BAND have been officially invited to play their new single ‘KIMBERLY’ at the interval of The Magners League – Leinster V Cardiff Blues match on October 31st 2009 in the RDS Dublin, Ireland to an estimated 18,000 people audience.

The River Valley Band on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Videos


Text ‘music 3919’ to 57501 to buy on your mobile phone

‘Collectively made up of Danny Coady on vocals, mandolin & rhythm guitar, Eoghan Leadbetter on piano & rhythm guitar, Conor Brett on lead guitar & vocals,  Liam Teehan on bass guitar and finally David Thompson on drums & vocals. These are 5 young men with instruments in their hands and a recession at their feet’.

Described by radio around Ireland as “Absolutely Brilliant- they will be pushing doors open where ever they go!” – PAT KENNY RTE RADIO 1, “Absolutely Fantastic”- Dublin’s Country Mix, “ Class” – WLRFM. The River Valley Band’s music is drenched in a ‘semi-south American rock and roll country tone’, so do not be surprised of the fact that they are all Kilkenny-born. Reminiscent of The Band, insofar as it’s evident that these are five individual musicians working democratically, they are not led by any one or two persons with added musicians filling ‘roles’, but are a collaboration of ideas and come across as a rich and textured mature sounding group.  Their first offering – a full bellied assortment of deep rooted rock n’ roll is titled ‘KIMBERLY’ and has a release date of 12.01 am on October the 16th in the year 2009. All steps in their master plan for releasing their first album, Drunk in the Wine Cellar, in early 2010. The music for the album was written behind a glassblowing factory, with plenty of heat, tea, coffee, comfortable chairs and an ensemble of instruments.

Official TOUR: After a full house in The Academy2 in late September 2009, The River Valley Band came to the conclusion that the live circuit needs them…. A full Nationwide tour will be announced very soon on their website and will see the band play all over Ireland with some European dates too in November 09 right up till 2010. They play this weekend in their hometown of Kilkenny in The Bridgebrook Arms on Friday night, and on the Saturday night they will play in Ryans Back Room in Kilkenny after an earlier instore @4pm in Heart Beat City record shop.

For guest press/radio dj passes to their gigs: please feel free to contact me at

Many kind regards,

Linda Coogan Byrne


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The River Valley Band & Fiach set to raise the bar in aid of Musical youth foundation

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The River Valley Band, CAROSEL & Fiach are all set to raise the bar in aid of THE MUSICAL YOUTH FOUNDATION-.*an organization that seeks to provide FREE musical instruments and tuition for underprivileged children from Dublin.

Their will be a very special evening of music with the above acts plus loads more in


More info will be updated soon but mark it in the calender!

or get in touch with:

Chris Maher
Founder & CEO
The Dublin City Soul Festival™ – a celebration of “peace, unity & love”™ – May 20th – May 23rd 2010
Mobile: +353-87-603 1022

Web: &


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RTE Radio 1 play listing & New releases

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This weeks playlist on RTE Radio1 includes some modern day legends and some quality new music from the Good Seed HQ:

Fiach- ‘YOU DEAR’ more info

Colm Lynch-‘If I was in your shoes’ more info www.​myspace.​com/​colmlynch

Eleanor McEvoy- ‘Oh Uganda’ more info www.​eleanormcevoy.​com

Big well done to the above acts. And a massive thanks to RTE for incredible support of this new Irish rooted homegrown music.

More info on these releases and more new releases here: www.​goodseedpr.​com

Thank you!

Linda Coogan Byrne
Good Seed PR

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Eleanor McEvoy releases New album TODAY- SINGLED OUT.

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‘Singled Out’ the Album & ‘Oh Uganda’ the Single out Sept 28th 2009
by MOSCD406 Distributed Nationwide in al CD STORES

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‘OH UGANDA’ -Now on the RTE Radio1 Playlist
“Brilliant!” – Today FM

From a bar basement – to a winning career
We give you … the Real (21st century) McEvoy.

Presented by MOSCO DISC, the new album from Ireland’s highly acclaimed Eleanor McEvoy, titled ‘Singled Out’, tells of a journeyman and modern troubadours songbook, salubriously taking you through a vast collection of Eleanor’s independent singles inhabited by that unmistakable voice and that particular way she has with love, lust (lost and found), humour and our world. It also distinctively notes the progression to when Eleanor moved from a band format to a singular creation and vision of her own music. ……

Eleanor McEvoy, a household name that is known the length and breath of the country, is a sometimes obscure songwriter who’s lyrics have inspired people of all ages around the world. (Such as the epic song SOPHIE, taken from the album SNAPSHOTS, that touched the hearts of people around the globe who suffer from eating disorders, thus leading to over 1 million hits on YouTube. To the massively successful song -Woman’s Heart- the title track for Dara Records’ Irish Female compilation featuring Mary Black, Dolores Keane & Sharon Shannon among others (which went on to be one of Ireland’s biggest selling records and landed Eleanor a Major deal with Geffen Records). An illuminated musician of the highest standard: Eleanor- a northsider from Ireland’s capital- originated from a grimy, religion-​bound,​ pre Celtic Tiger Dublin. Escaping the norms of her environment through music, youth orchestras & traditional festivals, McEvoy went on to study classical and contemporary music in Trinity College (Dublin) before embarking on her signature songwriting and musical career that hails her as one of Irelands finest and well known established Female Acts.

With high critical acclaim coming from such publications as: MOJO, The Times, UNCUT, HiFi, MAVERICK, HOTPRESS and many more. Eleanor was also invited to perform for International Political bodies such as the controversial US president Bill Clinton, to a crowd of 80,000 spectators. While also appearing on major TV platforms throughout the years including RTE and BBC television and embarking on worldwide tours spanning all her fan base.

Oh Uganda the lead single is already playlisted on RTE Radio1 and has seen overwhelming response from Regional radio across Ireland. Radio presenter Ian Dempsey of Today Fm also invited Eleanor in to perform on his hit breakfast show to celebrate the singles release & Pat Kenny in RTE Radio1 also invited Eleanor in to perform. The support of two of the foremost Dj’s in National Irish radio is quite telling of Eleanor’s ability to still produce and write great hit songs.

SINGLED OUT the fifteen-track album kicks off with the exuberant and powerful ‘Oh Uganda’ (her impression of the country which she visited supporting an Oxfam Ireland programme there), also including the radio hits ‘Days Roll By’, ‘Non Smoking Single Female’ and ‘Old, New, Borrowed and Blue’. The songs are all by Eleanor, apart from two, (a stunning take on Marvin Gaye’s ‘Mercy, Mercy Me’ and her female twist to the timeless Rodney Crowell classic ‘Shame on the Moon’). A bonus video clip of ‘Wrong So Wrong’ completes the collection. “Oh Uganda” is a brand new track and is released as a new single. All other tracks are new mixes or new masters of the songs taken from the albums ‘Yola’, ‘Early Hours’, ‘Out There’ and ‘Love Must Be Tough’, and to accompany these tracks, the original artwork for each track is featured in the booklet.

Online Links to Eleanor McEvoy: www.​eleanormcevoy.​com
www.​twitter.​com/​eleanormcevoy and MySpace: www.​myspace.​com/​emcevoymusic

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Elder Roche to play The Button Factory on Sept 23rd 2009

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To celebrate the release of his album NOBODY KNOWS, Elder Roche invites YOU to join him and his band in the:

Button Factory (Curve St, Temple Bar, Dublin) on Sept 23rd 2009 @ 8pm. (€10 Adm).

Please RSVP back for you place on the guest list.

“You can’t but hear Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen influences, but this is a fine true folk troubadour” – NEWS OF THE WORLD

“The announcement of this release date is great news for true music lovers – NOBODY KNOWS is simply a pleasure to listen to with it’s perfectly eclectic blend of influences”- Patrick James (Blog)

After a windfall of press and radio support over the last few months after his single release –DIAMOND- which lead to sold out shows in Dublin.The Irish IndependentHOTPRESS gave him their seal of approval stating that “Ireland has a new singer songwriter to be reckoned with!”, while MIXTAPE/ 2UIBESTOW awarded ELDER ROCHE as their RUBY TUESDAY ARTIST “Elder Roche has shown massive potential with his debut album ‘Nobody Knows’. Dan Hegarty of RTE 2FM claims that there is “something spiritual about ELDER’s songs”, andPHANTOM FM describes him as “truly talented and stunning”. Radio stations nationwide (BEAT FM, WLRFM, KFM, KCLRFM, CLARE FM, WIRED FM, FEILE FM, MIDLANDS RADIO + more) have been adding ELDER ROCHE to their programmes play lists, echoing a great year to come from this musical dramatist who is now ready to be recognised and embraced for his musical ability.

‘It is said that those born under the Elder sign are able to live and prosper under any conditions’.

Experimenting with music from the early age of eleven, this Dublin based musical poet has shared the stage with many of Ireland’s well known’s over the years- Paddy Casey, Damien Rice, Juno Falls, Juliet Turner and Damian Dempsey. He is no stranger to the press or radio as the past few years have seen ELDER grow and establish himself as an entertaining and riveting performer- not to mention a solemn musician who remains true to the very elements that preserves the original with the new. He has played in venues across the world (America and Europe) and indeed in Ireland.

Embracing the grittier side of life and paving the way with slapping grooves and roots overtones. ELDER’s theatrical story telling has likened him to Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and David Bowie. (Who can argue with them comparisons). His fantastic eagerly awaited studio album NOBODY KNOWS contains catchy progressions and is every bit the way to go in etching his own space within the songs that fuse the current music scene both in Ireland and further afield.

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For all Press/Radio people: to secure your place on the guest list please email me

On behalf of Elder and Good Seed, thank you for taking the time to read this.


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Clive Barne’s is all set to release new album & gets his music to HOLLYWOOD

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Clive has gained a worldwide reputation as being one of the finest Lapslide/Regular guitarists and songwriters of the utmost quality in the duration of his musical years so far. Having released four critically acclaimed albums, this year sets the tone for yet another exciting one, as he gears up for the release of his eagerly awaited and stunning New album THE GHOST COUNTRY. (Sept 11th) It is NOW AVAILABLE in all record stores NATIONWIDE.

Clive has toured the world over in the past 7 years including an extensive US tour, playing festivals and club dates from coast to coast. He has also toured France, Germany, Italy, Holland the UK and has built a considerable and passionate following around Ireland for his apt slide guitar playing and rootsy folk-like songs- selling out many of his gig’s in some of the country’s finest venues. Clive has also recorded and toured with some of the biggest legends in music, who hold high esteem for this Irish musician and act: JEFF BECK in Vicar St (recently), Eric Bibb (as Eric’s slide guitar player 2005- 2006), Joe Cocker, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Seasick Steve, Joe Ely, The Flatlanders David Crosby, Dr. John, Peter Green, Garth Hudson (The Band) & Rodrigo Y Gabriela. Clive has also recorded with: Eric Bibb, Joe Cocker, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt (on Eric Bibb’s latest album Get on Board). Such a wide array of acts mentioned above should give an insight into the calibre of Clive Barnes Music.

Clive has won numerous awards including Album of the Year in US Magazine Acoustic Guitar & Frets Magazine USA Best New Acoustic Guitarist Nominee. And has performed on RTE’s longest running TV show The Late Late Show (twice), RTE’s The View, The highly acclaimed Other Voices series.

Clive Barnes gears up for Nationwide tour.

13 Sep 8pm- The Crane, Galway,
15 Sep 8pm- The Ruby Sessions Doyles, Dublin,
16 Sep 8pm- The Pavillion, Cork ,
17 Sep 8pm- Electric Avenue, Waterford,
18 Sep 8pm-Dolans, Limerick,
20 Sep 8pm-Clonakilty Guitar Festival, Clonakilty, Cork
21 Sep 8pm- Mick Murphy’s, Ballymore Eustace, Kildare,
22 Sep
8pm- Kenny’s, Lahinch, Clare,
23 Sep 8pm-New Music Club, Brazils, Clonmel, Tipperary,
24 Sep 8pm- The Bailey, Enniscorthy,
25 Sep 8pm-Whelans, Dublin, Dublin
26 Sep 8pm- Cleeres, Kilkenny,
2 Oct 8pm- Barry’s, Grange, Sligo
3 Oct 8pm- The Passionfruit Theatre Athlone, Westmeath
8 Oct 8pm- The Lantern Backroom Sessions Navan, Meath
9 Oct 8pm- Lynch’s Tullamore, Offaly
10 Oct 8pm- Conary Community Hall, Conary, Wicklow
16 Oct 2 8pm- Drogheda Arts Centre Drogheda, Louth

If you are in the world of press/ or in radio and are reading this and would like to book Clive in for an interview or run a feature on him, please feel free to contact me at linda[at]

Clive would also like to invite you (DJ’s & Press people, bloggers etc) to come along to join him at one of his gigs near YOU. Simply RSVP back here to secure your guest pass.

To view a sample of Clive’s amazing guitar playing you can follow this link:

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Linda @ Good Seed PR

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