Born and raised in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, Ali Comerford started playing and studying classical music at the age of 4. After obtaining a Masters of Violin Performance from London's Royal College of Music, she relocated to New York, completing a Masters of Music in Viola Performance at the Manhattan School of Music on scholarship. Ali’s journey in music has seen her grace the likes of New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Dublin’s National Concert Hall. She has toured the world with Lincoln Center Stage, playing sold out shows around Australia, New Zealand and the United States. After years as a freelance musician for various string ensembles and chamber orchestras in New York, January 2020 saw Ali come home to her native Jenkinstown in Co. Kilkenny. Faced with her biggest stretch of free time in 14 years, Ali used her artistry to process and bring closure to the various ups and downs oflife she experienced during her time traveling the world with her craft.
Sofia Talvik is a Swedish musician and singer-songwriter. Her music often blends elements of folk, pop and Americana; she also uses a lot of acoustic instruments in her songs, including violins, cellos, trombones, and acoustic guitar. She released her debut album, Blue Moon, in 2005. Recorded and produced by Talvik herself, taking 40 hours to record. After that, she kept releasing new album pretty much every two years. Nowadays, she has about ten albums and various EPs to her name..
Tipperary, Ireland, based The Wood of O, Breege Phelan and Will McLellan, have released their folk inspired debut EP ‘MountainSkyMoon’. The 6 track EP was written and recorded at home during lockdown, with songs inspired by the pirate queen Gráinne Ní Mháille, the abolitionist Harriet Tubman, the Leannán-Sí of Irish mythology, the political Aisling style poems of the 17th and 18th century and of course, the obligatory nod to heartbreak and revenge.
James Daly is a singer/songwriter from Dublin. His new single is called Killing Me Inside covers the story line of liking someone, but you can’t ask them out because they’re already taken. The song takes on a Country/Blues/Americana direction and was co-written by James and Keith McLoughlin. It was recorded at Beardfire Studio giving the full sound of guitars, bass, drums. James has been performing for many years on the Dublin singer-songwriter scene at the likes of The Brady’s Sessions etc.
Mairéad Carroll is a singer, songwriter, musician, storyteller and poet from Co. Kildare, Ireland. "Can I Say I Love You One More Time?" is her debut single. Mairéad has recently performed with Pete Kavanagh as well as supporting him at the Moat Theatre in November 2021 and more recently as part of the June Fest performing at The Riverbank Theatre in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. She is currently showcasing her music in the Dublin singer/songwriter and creative circles.
A beguiling vocalist with a storytelling approach to songwriting, Sarah Buckley captured an immediate audience with the release of her debut single ‘You’ve Got Me’. With a national TV performance, national airplay (1.3 million radio impressions), festival appearances and growing industry interest, it was no surprise when she was nominated for the title of Best Newcomer by Pure M magazine, and was listed as a One To Watch by legendary venue Whelans. 'On the move a lot at the time, Magic Powers is about meeting someone that made you feel you could stand still following a restless period. It talks about how the company of the right person can make the mundane seem special and the tricky parts of life more manageable.’
CloudyaH is the new project of Claudia Heidegger, songstress, multi-instrumentalist and acclaimed “virtuoso of the quiet tones'' (as she was dubbed by Austrian national broadcaster ORF Radio Tirol), pushing her long standing career as a delicately enchanting folk-songstress into a new direction. From a classical background via early Singer Songwriter Folk Projects in London and performing as a violinist with Irish folk band Shane Ó Fearghail & the Host, she appears to have found her true self and sound as a songwriter and producer.
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.