Music from the Heart

CD Reviews

pMad - I in Power

Paul Dillon from Portumna, Co. Galway in Ireland is a solo artist professionally known as “pMad”. He is a singer and a songwriter who follows a path of introspection with a unique view of the world & what we are doing to ourselves and the planet. pMad's colorful mix of Gothic Rock, Indie and Post-Punk with a unique and interesting concept, his second album I in Power fllows the debut Who Whz Where What. 

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Keith Burke - Narrow It Down to What We Need (single)

Veteran Dublin Songwriter Keith Burke has released three original albums. His debut "The Dancer who Stole your Shoes" achieved critical success in 2004 receiving the Hotpress "Pick of the fortnight". On the strength of it his band were invited to play a series of televised concerts in Italy and later three dates in the 2005 Guinness Cork Jazz festival. The album had national radio play on RTE 1 and NewsTalk, as well as many regional radio stations.

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The Swell Season - The Answer Is Yes (single)

Markéta Irglová and Glen Hansard share their first new music in over 10 years under the banner The Swell Season. It comes ahead of the duo’s summer run of shows celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the film Once. ‘The Answer is Yes’ is a slow building anthemic track that feels like a long in the waiting answer to their Academy Award winning track ‘Falling Slowly.’ The Swell Season became the duo’s musical namesake in the wake of the movie’s success.

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Bernadette Morris - To the Well for Water

Born in County Tyrone, Bernadette Morris made her musical debut with 2013's All The Ways You Wander, a mainly traditional collection in both English and Irish, which received great critical acclaim and extensive radio and television airplay. This was followed by her EP Where the Heart Is in 2018 – a collection of  original heartfelt songs, drawing on her own life experience. Since then, Bernadette has supported folk and traditional music legends including Cara Dillon, Eddi Reader, Brian Kennedy, and Julie Fowlis. Bernadette and her band have also toured Germany, Belgium, the US, and Australia, including appearances at Folk Alliance in Kansas City, and the National Celtic Festival in Portarlington, Victoria.

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One Flew Over - Maybe in Another Lifetime (single)

One Flew Over are a County Meath, Ireland,  based music duo composed of Irene Ní Chuinn and Martin Quinn. Formed in 2019, their sound, with strong melodies and weighty arrangements has been described as containing influences of Rock, Rhythm & Blues and Soul. Ní Chuinn, a session vocalist and the main lyricist for the duo was introduced to Quinn through JAM recording studios and a songwriting partnership was born. Martin Quinn is a multi-instrumentalist with guitar as primary instrument and is owner and music producer at JAM Studios in County Meath.

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Myles McCormack - To Better All Things

Writing impactful songs with a delicate touch, Myles McCormack's music is influenced by everything from historical ballads to Hawkwind. Based in Belfast, his playing has been honed through the traditional music scene, sharing sessions with many different artists around Ireland. At the same time, Myles has gathered a cache of original material, showcased in an impressive debut album, Real Talk (2019) and a string of increasingly strong releases. At the opening of 2022 he was confirmed as the first ever  Artist in Residence for the prestigious Out To Lunch festival in the city.

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One Morning in August - Local Minor Superstar (single)

The Southeast of Ireland based outfit once again teamed up with producer David Ayers for their latest release and is the perfect example of how the band’s sound is evolving and why they continue to garner plaudits both at home and further afield. Theirs is a sound that channels heart felt visceral hooks with beautiful, layered melodies and harmonies so there is little wonder why their David Ayers produced eponymous debut album was received with such widespread critical acclaim on its release in 2020 and why their new album is so eagerly anticipated.

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Molly O'Mahony - The House of David

West Cork native Molly O’Mahony’s power lies in her ability to feel deeply and to convey that feeling through her words and her voice. Her main mark on the music of Mongoose, both in writing and performance, is the raw emotion at its core. The pandemic gave rise to an opportunity, when she returned to her home place of Ballydehob after a decade of living in Dublin, with nothing but time, a guitar and a broken heart. 

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pMad - Fire (single)

Paul Dillon from Portumna, Co. Galway in Ireland is a solo artist professionally known as “pMad”. He is a singer and a songwriter who follows a path of introspection with a unique view of the world & what we are doing to ourselves and the planet. pMad's colorful mix of Gothic Rock, Indie and Post-Punk with a unique and interesting concept, his latest release comes through “Sisters”. The special thing is Paul in bands The Suicidal Dufflecoats to The Greeting & now pMad, records ‘Sisters’ in the middle of a pandemic and it is created in Ireland (self-released on Zedakube Records), in collaboration with Germany (Protonaut Studio) & Mexico (Elith Mastering Labs) without ever being in the same room together.

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