Sometimes songs come along that sound both familiar and new, and Dave Clancy is a songwriter with that elusive gift. The Galway songwriter’s latest single ‘Out Of The Shadow’ is a song inspired by the past two years and celebrates the quiet triumph of an unsung hero.
The song follows on from Clancy’s debut album The Path, which was released last year. A collection of songs that subtly announce the arrival of a genuine talent. This is a record to be savoured, to be enjoyed from beginning to end. The album was produced by Liam Caffrey and Eamon Brady, and features the vocal talents of The Whileaways and Pauline Scanlon. It also features the virtuoso talents of jazz musician Matthew Berrill, Fergal Scahill on fiddle and Will Merrigan on Double Bass. Dave Clancy has created an album of depth and substance, a debut that evokes songwriting stalwarts like Guy Clark and John Prine.
Dave is also a member of The Bird On The Wire project, a 10 piece band whose Leonard Cohen show has sold out The Olympia and London’s Union Chapel. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist his years as a session player allow him to add a range of tones to his own work. Currently, at work on his second record, Dave’s music is a perfect companion on long evenings and laid-back drives.
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