Music from the Heart

CD Reviews

D.Cullen - Radio (single)

D.Cullen is a songwriter/musician from Dublin, Ireland. In 2019, his song "Alright" made waves at radio in Ireland and led to an acclaimed performance on Ireland's biggest TV chat show "The Late Late Show". He followed up in 2020 with a slew of equally addictive and uplifting releases - "The Rising Tide" EP, two singles ("Rainbow Weather' & "Birch Street") and a festive collaboration with Sinead McConville: "Christmas Ain't The Same (Miles & Miles Away)".

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Martin Praetorius - To the Dreamers (single)

The Essen, Germany born singer-songwriter has long been at home on the stages of the world and has toured in Scandinavia, Ireland, England and Scotland, Greenland and the USA.
He had been living on the road, touring constantly without a permanent base for a couple of years, when the pandemic stopped him in his tracks. Stranded on the shores of the Baltic Sea in the North of Germany, he started recording and releasing new material. Eoin O'Neill and Fiachna Ó Braonáin started playing him on Irish radio. He has been a regular since on an increasing number of radio stations across Ireland and the UK. His music couches somewhere in the twilight zone between Roots-Rock, Folk, Americana and Celtic influences.

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In The Echo: Field Recordings From Earlsfort Terrace

In The Echo is an eight-track concept compilation album, curated and produced by Ross Turner. Recorded in various locations in the historic National Concert Hall building in Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin – ranging from old lecture theatres, to dis-used stairwells, to a former morgue – this record features collaborations between Irish musicians across an athletic span of musical traditions: Lisa O’Neill & Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Katie Kim & Seán Mac Erlaine, Paul Noonan & Roger Moffatt, Eileen Carpio & Sean Carpio, Conor O’Brien & Cian Nugent, Brigid Mae Power & Adrian Crowley, Saileóg Ní Cheannabháin & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, & Lisa Hannigan & Crash Ensemble. 

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Ruby Moss - If You Are (single)

Ruby Moss is 14 years old, originally from Trim County Meath now living in Cabra Dublin. Ruby's musical career began in St Patrick's Cathedral Choir School under the direction of the Master of Music there.  She studied music theory, piano and flute during her time in St Patrick's.  These studies have continued in addition to taking up guitar, button accordion and organ after Ruby was awarded a prestigious organ scholarship in Dundalk Grammar School.  Ruby plays flute with the school orchestra and is performing in the National Concert Hall in February with them.

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Laura-Mary Carter - Town Called Nothing (EP)

Laura - Mary Carter, best known as one half of rockers Blood Red Shoes, made her solo debut last December with the release of mini - album, Town Called Nothing. A much quieter and more contemplative sound than her usual guitar - shredding anthems, Town Called Nothing was written in between tours at various sublets and studios in the UK and Los Angeles. 

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Jack Joyce - Mountain and the Door (single)

Jack Joyce is a Dublin based up and coming multi instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who first embarked on his music career at the age of sixteen when he began booking and performing gigs in local pubs and clubs. From a young age, Jack has been composing his own songs and released his debut demo EP, Get Down, in October 2018. Jack Joyce’s sound delivers a unique acoustic, indie-pop style. His cleverly crafted lyrics blend wit and poetry to create a perfect balance between insight and humour.

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Kandemic - Nuclear (single)

In the midst of a global pandemic, and what we can only call a crushing year for so many, four musicians got together to kill some time by making music. It had been their passion individually for decades. And with what felt like never-ending lockdowns, the one thing they had was time. With diverse experience and backgrounds in folk, rock, hip hop and reggae, the music started to take shape, and Kandemic was born. With everything going on in the world, it became clear from the very start that Kandemic had a lot to say and a story to tell. As one lockdown was followed by another, the band kept writing and recording music. And six months and thousands of cans of beer later, Kandemic realised they had an album in their hands and a message from far beyond the stars.

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Pete and Tom on Song - Live Fast (single)

Pete and Tom are two gentlemen, living and working in Dublin, Ireland. Tom has worked as an actor, songwriter, playwright, producer and theatre director over the years while Pete has written songs, played in various bar bands. Back in the 80’s Pete played bass in Tom’s spectacularly unsuccessful band. The band failed on such a scale that even in the age of the internet its name remains unrecorded and forgotten.

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Soda Blonde - I Still Have Feelings for You (EP)

Following the release of their debut album, SMALL TALK, Soda Blonde are back with special stripped-back EP, I Still Have Feelings for You, out  via Velveteen Records. The EP features 4 beautiful, never-before-heard versions of 4 tracks from the album. The debut album from Soda Blonde may be called Small Talk, but if there’s one thing the Dubliners do not do, it’s mince words. Out earlier this year via Velveteen Records, the entirely self-produced album saw the group reflecting on their twenty-something experiences with refreshingly honest transparency.

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Iona James & Clint Slate - The Doubter's Dance (EP)

One of the things music does is that it connects like-minded people. Sometimes, the connections are unexpected. And  the greatest art is born from nowhere. Isn't that just what musicians do in general, creating something from nothing? Perfect example of this unexpected collaboration are French artist Clint Slate and Scottish singer/songwriter Iona James. Iona, a nurse by profession, realized her long-time music dream by releasing her debut single "To The Moon" in January of last year.

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