Music from the Heart

CD Reviews

Laura Mulcahy - Once Upon a Time in The Sand Dunes (single)

You might be thinking it's too early for a Christmas song. But is this really a Christmas song? A County Clare based artist, writer and musician Laura Mulcahy has recorded a single called Once Upon a Time in The Sand Dunes. In her own words, she doesn't write music for everyone but there are ears for every song.

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Liam Oragh - Only 2 Late If You're Dead

Everyone knows that feeling - from time to time we wish we could have done certain things in our lives differently but we think it's too late for a change. The title of a debut album by Dublin artist who considers himself more a storyteller than a typical singer/songwriter - Liam Oragh - has an answer for you - Only Too Late If You're Dead.

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Perfect View - Timeless

Perfect View, from Modena, Italy, started in 2008 and their early sound reflected the bands they always loved - Whitesnake, Journey, Winger, etc. The creative process is natural and quick and with the arrival of keyboard player Pier Mazzini and bass player Cristian Guerzoni the line-up is complete. Their debut album Recordings is released in 2009. In 2010, after considering various offers from record labels, the band signed up with German label Avenue-of-Allies and released the album Hold Your Dreams in October 2010. In March 2012 a new bass player arrives and the band ends up signing with Danish label Lions Pride Music who releases the latest album Timeless.

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David Keenan - Strip Me Bare - Vol.2 (EP)

The Dundalk songsmith has already shown what he's capable of not only with his previous release, entitled Strip Me Bare Vol 1, but mainly through many live gigs including appearances at various festivals. The first release was like a fine chocolate bar - one piece is just not enough, you eat one and you want more.

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J Eoin - Sunshowers

Irish singer/songwriter J Eoin, originally from Limerick, spent nearly three decades living in London before moving back to his native land last summer. He's a master guitarist and once you hear his voice, you fall in love forever. He has exactly that kind of voice that calms you down when you need it. You can enjoy J Eoin's voice to the fullest on his new album Sunshowers where it's just guitar and vocal. Seems like some songwriters were simply born to make an album like that and J Eoin is undeniably one of them.

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Emma Langford - Quiet Giant

A folk guitarist and singer-songwriter from Limerick in the west of Ireland with the soul in her distinctive vocal. Delicate guitar work complements an intuitive sense of melody. Emma Langford’s insightful penmanship combined with a cheerful stage-demeanor prove a winning combination, creating an engaging live presence. She has to date shared a stage with globally renowned artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Hudson Taylor, Mary Black, Phil Coulter, Mundy, Eddi Reader, Mick Flannery and Declan O’Rourke.

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Sliotar - Voyage

The long-anticipated new album by Irish modern Celtic band Sliotar is finally here. There is no better title than Voyage to capture all adventures and the history of the band. Those who are familiar with Sliotar's music can expect the familiar sound with the well-crafted songs and the tunes that simply can't keep your feet still. And what about those who just discovered the band? You're hooked forever.

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Donal Coghlan - My Journey

Sometimes you hear music that takes you on a journey. Journey to a different world. A world where you forget everyday troubles and just enjoy what you hear. Is that a sign of a good song? Without doubt. In fact, that's what an artist is looking for, no matter what field he or she is in - to have an impact on people, to create something that people remember. This is the case of Donal Coghlan's  EP My Journey.

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Odyssey Desperado - Don't Miss the Sunset

Odyssey Desperado is a melodic hard rock project that started in 2014 in Athens, Greece. His dream was to share the music and the ideas he had in his mind with other people. To achieve that he worked with some of the greatest Greek voices in the genre. The result is born four years later and called Don't Miss the Sunset.

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Lucky Bones - Matchstick Men

Lucky Bones aka Eamonn O'Connor, is a singer songwriter from Dublin. A chance encounter in Kansas in 2009 with producer Stephen Ceresia resulted in the first album the following year. On a return to Dublin O'Connor put a band together and started touring the new material. The band returned to Texas and recorded their second album there in 2012. The album was picked as "Album of the week" by Ireland's national broadcaster RTE Radio 1. The work on the third album, Matchstick Men, began in January 2017. Recorded and produced by Gavin Glass. Drawing on previous influences and the synth sound of The Cure and atmospheric feel of early albums by The Verve, Matchstick Men is finally here.

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