UK/Irish duo Morning Midnight release their new song 'Paradise'. A juxtaposition that makes sense from the jump, the bedroom-pop duo have created a sound where you constantly feel like you’re falling whilst being held. Made up of singer/ songwriter Jordan Scott, whose personal lyrics and soaring vocals captivate, and Jess Pascal whose background in production, piano playing and synthesis both ground and illuminate the group’s sound.
Willos’ started in Siena (Italy) in January 2001 with a repertoire of Irish and Scottish folk music . Over the years and nearly 600 gigs in Ireland, Italy, France and Switzerland the band has continued to produce their own style and today it is interpreting, composing and producing their own fresh unique sound. In 2020, before all live music events were cancelled, the band was booked to tour for the first time in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Poland. However, by the end of 2021 the band was able to perform more than 30 in person gigs all over Italy and started some great relationships with pipers Massimo Giuntini and Martino Vacca from the band FULL SET. In September 2021 the band started working on a new full album “From Now On” that was released in May 2022 with great international feedback.
Debuting back in the 90's with a 4-song cassette demo, Lonnieclaire from New York, USA, continues to refine their sound and make spirited choices in tonality, structure and texture. With the perfect combination of grit, driving guitar and gutsy songwriting, the band hasn’t given up the conviction that rock can spur the spirit.
SJ McArdle is songwriter and musician from Drogheda, Ireland, known for his previous work in award-winning Irish folk band Kern and his career as a singer-songwriter in Nashville and Germany, which produced 2014’s critically-acclaimed Blood and Bones album. SJ is also one third of Long Woman’s Grave, featuring Nuala Kennedy and Trevor Hutchinson. SJ’s songs and performances have been featured in radio, film and television and he has toured and recorded extensively in Ireland, Europe and North America, gathering a loyal following and critical accolades along the way.
No stranger to the Irish music scene having released two no. 1 albums as one third of indie band Wyvern Lingo, and collaborated with household Irish names such as Denise Chaila and Hozier on his debut album duet, ‘In A Week’, Karen Cowley now presents her first solo project under the moniker, Krea (pronounced 'Kree-ah'). Her first offering, September Sun, is a warm, piano and harp lead track. With heavy nods to the Carole King’s Tapestry, September Sun places the songwriting and intimate vocals at the forefront.
How best describe Herald K as a musical artist? A Folk Noir singer/songwriter might just capture it. Born in Bergen, Norway, into a family of sailors, he soon set out for other shores, and has since lived in England, Sweden and Austria. His current centre of gravity: Vienna. While his lyrics may allude to ancient poets, they're often conveyed trough a simple 3-chord composition. Traces of Americana are there, yet it has a European feel too. If Leonard Cohen is an influence, Hank Williams and Ovid would have to be mentioned also. Herald K's uniqueness is his way of combining sources of inspiration such as these.
Strings & Things are a four-piece neo-trad band based in Tipperary with one member in Galway who meld genres of rock, folk, pop, and trad to create their unique sound. They have been entertaining the audiences with energetic live performances, a huge repertoire of traditional music, and thoughtful, innovative original music. Their second album dubbed “The Unsolicited Dance” was released . The band is currently managed by Impact Promotions Ireland.
Fionn Marum is a 23 year old country music singer/songwriter from Portlaoise, Co. Laois. He began writing songs aged 17 and was invited to sing live on Midlands 103 on his 18th birthday. Since then he has performed many shows, supporting many acts, most notably Alabama 3 and Christy Dignam in the Dunamaise Theatre in January 2020.
The Dead Irish [ "dead" as in 'very'] , trad/punk band was formed in Dublin city in summer 2021. They are Dave Linehan (Hooligan) on guitar & vocals, Danny Moffatt on guitar & mandolin, Eoin Page on bass & JP Dear Boy Moonie (The Outcasts)on drums. The circle was completed when Rachel Lally joined on vocals. The Four Corners of Hell EP is named after a junction in Dublin's Liberties which was famous for having a pub on each corner and was legendary for its after closing hours rowdiness and punch ups.
Veteran Dublin songwriter Keith Burke is Ireland's best kept secret. His imaginative lyrics and charismatic live shows connect him freely to the audience. It is in his engaging singing style and smooth guitar playing that much of his appeal lies. Keith first achieved critical success in 2004 with debut album "The Dancer who Stole your Shoes" receiving the coveted Hotpress "Pick of the fortnight". His songs had national radio play on RTE 1, NewsTalk as well as on local Dublin radio stations. In 2004 his band were invited to play a series of televised concerts in Italy and later three dates in the 2005 Guinness Cork Jazz festival.