Music from the Heart

CD Reviews

Rachel Grace - Rough Patch (single)

Rachel Grace has quietly established herself as one of Ireland’s most promising songwriters, and at only twenty years of age. Her music is a melting pot of soul and pop with a vocal style that captures the mood of generations past, echoing the soulful voices of artists like Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse and Eva Cassidy. Having been writing and performing in the music scene from the age of twelve, she has played some of Ireland’s favourite venues and festivals and supported acts such as Gavin James, Paddy Casey and Wallis Bird.

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Gavin Fox - Awakened

Gavin Fox is an Irish singer-songwriter whose music empowers and uplifts. In the time and space of the 2020 lockdown, he discovered a hidden talent for storytelling through song. Emotions poured out from deep inside him, resulting in some of the most piercingly compelling and honest songs on the island of Ireland in the last year. His writing has already seen him receive national coverage from RTÉ, as well as Hot Press Magazine, Classic Hits 4FM, Red FM, Shannonside, KCLR and KFM, and international coverage from Music Crowns, YMX, London Peaky, Latin Post, Roadie Music Brazil and Nene’s Butler.

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Seán Fox - Orchestra of Sound (single)

Seán Fox is a 21 year-old singer/songwriter from Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland. He began writing at the age of 10 and has spent the last 12 years honing his craft. In 2015 Seán's song Burning In Fire was chosen by Music Generation Wicklow to be recorded on The Lennon Bus when it visited County Wicklow. Seán started to make a name for himself in 2019 which saw him share the stage with Aslan and Jerry Fish. The highlight for 2019 was opening for Aslan in front of a sold-out crowd in The National Opera House. 2019 also saw Seán release his second single Open Road which got airplay on numerous local radio stations including KCLR, Phoenix FM, East Coast FM and many more.

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Louis McTeggart - Beat of the Drum (single)

Louis McTeggart, a singer/songwriter based in Derry, Northern Ireland , is releasing a brand-new single ''Beat of the Drum''. Louis has been working in the music industry for over 20 years. As a musician and covers artist he has travelled the world performing on cruise ships and ferries and as a songwriter he has had his music featured on TV, film and radio and played in some fantastic venues throughout Britain and Ireland.

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Clare Sands - Clare Sands

Following on from the release of her critically acclaimed EP ‘Tírdhreacha Agus Fuaimdhreacha’ (Landscapes & Soundscapes) and smashing subsequent singles ‘Awe na Mná’, ‘Sail On’, and ‘Keep the Flame Burning’, sixth generation fiddler, bilingual singer & multi-instrumentalist Clare Sands shares her self-titled album - out now, on CD and digital.

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Con Murphy - Otherworld

Con Murphy is a singer-songwriter who hails from Ballinrobe in Co. Mayo, Ireland. A singer-songwriter by night, he spends his days facilitating music sessions in the Mayo Mental Health services. Con has been developing his live sound over the past number of years writing and performing his original works on various stages at home and abroad. His sound is varied, broad and experimental. You can expect to hear folk rock, folk/country, soft rock and alternative vibes throughout his debut album ‘Otherworld’ and throughout his back catalog. He is currently performing his music with a full 5 piece band and released his debut studio album in May 2022.

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Dave Helgi Johan - Only a Week (single)

Hailing from a small Icelandic community in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Dave Helgi Johan moved to Byron Bay in 2019 to actively pursue music full time as a solo musician while playing and collaborating with many local artists. Dave has played bass for local favorite Luke Morris and performs and records with Patrick O’Reilly among others. Dave has performed and toured for the last decade in countless acts. Recorded and released a handful of albums and music videos in past groups and has finally committed himself to a solo career. He has opened for the likes of Mac Demarco, Kim Churchill, PS I Love You and The Mowgli’s. He has played many music festivals including Canada Music Week, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Byron Bay Surf Festival, Arlie Beach Music Festival and more. His sound has been described Lofi Indie, Folk and Alt Country.

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Ali Comerford - Cool Girl (single)

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.

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Sofia Talvik - Too Many Churches (single)

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..

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Rachel Mae Hannon - Breathe (single)

Soulful vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer from Monaghan, Rachel Mae Hannon is releasing her electro pop/ neo-soul tune 'Breathe' .The low range of her vocals and her eloquent use of harmonies as well as instrumentation gives her a distinctive soul pop sound.

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