Tallaght songwriter Shane Ó Fearghail has been based in Vienna for a few years now. He is a founding member of Vienna Songwriting Circle as well.
His latest album They Might See Dolphins is a collection of catchy and honest songs combined with an unmistakable voice. This recording proves to the listener the healing power of music.
There are people that no matter where they live these days, you could still notice a huge pride of their origin in their art. New album by Kerryman Brendan O´Shea is one of these. Brendan has been living in New York for over twenty years but he still remains a proud Irishman, his roots are still in Killarney. And when you listen to his latest release, Midatlantic Ghost, its imprinted in the songs more than ever before. Beautiful poetic collection of diverse landscapes, emotions, experience.
Christine B Phelan is a musician, singer-songwriter & producer from Cork, Ireland.She has spent the past ten years writing, recording and touring. As lead singer/writer with indie band ‘Parallel’, she released two studio albums, after which she set forth as a solo singer-songwriter. She released her debut EP ‘’Sapphire’’ in 2015 which consists of elements of folk, blues, pop and country, depicting influences such as Gillian Welsh, Lucinda Williams, Imelda May and Sheryl Crow.
Tracy Bruen, Galway’s Original Solo Artist of the Year 2015 (Galway Advertiser) plays with a group of well known local musicians. Her music combines a mixture of indie folk with hints of blues. A multi-instrumentalist and classically trained singer, Tracy engages a wide vocal range to explore the elements of the voice as an instrument in her songs.
Have you ever thought about combining Irish and Nordic traditional music? It may sound impossible but Dublin-based trio Slow Moving Clouds crossed the border and made it a reality. Their debut album Os is like a breath of fresh air on the music scene. Something you don't come across too often but when you do, you remember it. Slow Moving Clouds de-construct traditional tunes and piece them together again in their own characteristic way.
What happens when the acclaimed songwriter teams with the superstars of traditional music? Something magical is created. Belfast songwriter Duke Special joined the traditional group Ulaid for a truly extraordinary collaboration. We've seen many sides of Duke Special already but certainly nothing like this. Breathtaking combination with the traditional instruments elevates his music and creates something unique. And above all - this is a live recording that captures the atmosphere and makes the listener a part of the concert.
They say dream big. Dreams can come true. Who could have known when David Linehan of Dublin punk band Hooligan met Christy Dignam of Aslan 25 years ago that these two would record a song together and share a stage years later. Nothing is impossible if you believe in your dreams.
There are albums that are simply timeless. Albums we go back to for many years, that mean something to us. Originally recorded in 1999, Made in Dublin by legendary Aslan has become one of those. The band from North Dublin has been together for 35 years and one might think they should be internationally known as well as their fellow countrymen U2. Unfortunately for many, this is not the case. The band members take it as a sort of compliment that they managed to stay together for all those years and make a living out of music.