10 Irish Artists To Listen To Over This Weekend
With so many great Irish artists around these days we have put together 10 awesome artists and bands you should listen to over this weekend.
Dubliner Fiach Moriarty released his debut recordÂ â€˜So iâ€™ in 2010 to critical acclaim landing support slots with Ray Davies (The Kinks), Eddi Reader and Glen Hansard. Countless gigs followed in his home country of Ireland, as well as the U.K., Mainland Europe, Australia and North America.
Tommy Keyes was the keyboard player and songwriter in various Dublin rock bands in the seventies, then disappeared off the scene for nearly 40 years. Recently releasing his new album “An Irish Life”, Tommy brings back a sound that has been away for far to0 long.
Justin Cullen is a songwriter and recording artist from Wexford. HeÂ released his first solo album â€œSlow Seasonâ€ under the nameÂ Frankenstein Bolts last April and since then has teamed up withÂ Dan Comerford on guitar and vocals to bring his songs to a liveÂ setting. Together they blend dashes of folk, dream pop and synthÂ pop.
The Mushburgers are Shane Latimer (guitar/synth), Eamonn Colgan (guitar/theremin), Cormac Oâ€™Brien (bass) and Shane Oâ€™Donovan (drums). Formed in 2015, The Mushburgers sound harks back to the California sound of the 60â€™s, single coil Fender guitars, big amps with big valves and epic reverb. Having played in some of the anchor live venues in Dublin, The Mushburgers have honed their sound, diving through high-tempo party rockers, noise-scape interventions and face-melting psych-surf dream sequences.
Miriam Donohue is a songwriter from Galway, now based in Dublin. Her beautiful and charming voice, and an ability to write quirky, catchy folk tunes make for an enchanting live performance. Her songs are blissful, charming compositions with fine lyrics throughout.
The Grey Ghost
The Grey Ghost (AKA singer songwriter Mark Conway) is a new Irish artist, already gaining momentum very positively in the city. His songwriting is a whirlwind of intensely personal, honest and beautiful sentiment. Just recently, he has released an EP created from video tracks which were recorded as solo live single takes in Grouse Lodge studios during the Summer. The reaction from anyone who hears him in that capacity or live, has been terrific! He just needs to be given more exposure now and more opportunity to play his music live!
Clanns are a post-rock band whose trademark sound is that of anguished ethereal anthems. Their ambition in music is to create a sound of pure minimalist aesthetic and this trait has allowed them the freedom to explore varying arrangements both on record and on a live stage.
Laura Keane is a young, upcoming Dublin based singer/songwriter. Laura combines her songwriting skills with her bandâ€™s musical skills. Using Lauraâ€™s brutally honest lyrics and powerful voice with their amazing sound, they create a story that unfolds on stage.
Oak Tree Secrets
Oak Tree Secrets is the creation of Irish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Eoin O Cinnseala.Â Having played his first drum-kit aged ten and picked up his first guitar aged twelve, Eoin began writing songs and performing in open-mic nights and busking on Dublinâ€™s streets. Aged twenty one, Eoin set sail for Australia and New Zealand and played shows in cities such as, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga and Queenstown. Having returned to Ireland, he is now a regular on Dublinâ€™s music scene.
The Jaffa Cakes
The Jaffa Cakes band is a taste of the most famous songs in a retro style, that could be any genre of music, but mostly jazz, blues, swing, funk.
Just a piano, drums and a voice, but a great and unique result.
A unique mix of retro-modern songs in the blues, funk and jazz genre.