Music from the Heart

CD Reviews

Luke Clerkin - Second Starts (EP)

Dublin singer/songwriter Luke Clerkin has built a strong reputation as one of the hardest working musicians on the current Irish music scene with over 250 gigs across the country in the year 2015. Having played events both big and small and enjoyed the spotlight of the capital's most prestigious venues, he's now coming with a new EP entitled Second Starts.

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David Keenan - Strip Me Bare - Vol.1 (EP)

The Dundalk songwriter has been enchanting the crowds not only at home in Ireland but also in the United States and many other places. This thanks mainly to his co-patriot and songwriting hero Glen Hansard who took him as special guest on his US tour. Now David's back in the States on his own.

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Rain Or Shine - Seize The Night

Rain Or Shine is a promising melodic hard rock band from Greece, which was formed in 2013 by Steve S.R. and Andy R. McCormick .Steve is a musician, producer and sound engineer and Andy is a drummer and percussionist.
The album Seize the Night was released digitally on Bandcamp in 2014. 2016 saw them writing songs for their second album and signing with Lions Pride Music for the physical release of their debut album.

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Nina Hynes - Raging Fire & Sanctuary

Berlin-based Irish musician Nina Hynes in a well-known name on the Irish music scene.She has toured in America and Europe and has played many supports including Roxy Music, Terry Callier, Smog, Stereolab, Cat Power, Julee Cruise, David Gray, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice. In recent years, Nina has performed with many choirs including children and adults. She has taken part in Art exhibitions with photographic images, sonic installations and soundtrack work. Nina has a 2 year diploma in sound engineering and music technology. 

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Sophie Louise - Fly High (single)

Sophie Louise is a 17 year-old singer/songwriter from Brecon, south Wales.  She discovered the passion for songwriting at the age of 14, entering the biggest UK competition for aspiring musicians, Open Mic, at the age of 16 and ending up in the finals. She's determined to keep building her confidence and wants to try busking as well to challenge herself. She says she has no particular inspirations but she enjoys the works of Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley as well as Beyoncé.

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Ye Vagabonds - Ye Vagabonds

Carlow brothers Diarmuid and Brían Mac Gloinn already made their mark on the Irish music scene with their debut EP Rose & Briar in 2015. Their ability to combine Irish and English folk influences is just extraordinary. They started out busking on the streets of Carlow before going on to host a Monday night folk session in Walsh’s pub, Stoneybatter. It was through this that the brothers caught the eye of the filmmaker Myles O’Reilly whose videos of them led to an upsurge in recognition, having drawn the attention of Glen Hansard who invited them on his European tour.

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Wild Rose - Half Past Midnight (Re-Issue 2018)

Wild Rose is a band from Greece that has been on the scene since 2004. After two years of trying different line-ups the band was finally shaped in the line-up that's there till today. Their debut album Half Past Midnight finally saw the light in 2011 to much critical acclaim. With four albums to date, their debut album gets re-issued in 2018.

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Harry Stephenson - Day by Day (EP)

Harry Stephenson is a musician from Cumbria, United Kingdom, father of two, writing about life experiences. Likes to make music to help lift people up with meaningful lyrics and catchy riffs and hooks. His music draws inspiration from likes of Frank Turner, Jake Bugg, Ed Sheeran, Passenger, The Estrons. Big fan of punk rock but at the same time enjoys playing acoustic stuff.

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Marc Redman - This Precious Love (single)

Marc Redman from Dublin first picked up the guitar at the age of 14, played in many bands as a teenager, kept learning the craft over the years. He recorded a CD of Irish songs while writing his own material. After gigging of solid 10 years he took a break to build a family life and his own bussiness. Now he's back on the scene as a rock singer and guitarist.

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Guy Bennett - The Tallest Man

After years of working on the blues and soul scene in London, English singer/songwriter Guy Bennett moved to Prague, Czech Republic, in 2014. There he kept developing his craft and after forming a band of highly experienced musicians he finally comes with a debut album called The Tallest Man.

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