Folk

O Deer – ‘Os’ Album Launch

2024-05-14T13:25:16+01:00

O Deer is the musical project of Oisín Walsh-Peelo. Inspired by folk idioms, Oisín’s music is mellow and delicate and draws from his diverse musical language. This gig is marking the release of his debut album ‘Os’ (Releasing on May 20th 2024). The album was produced by himself and his brother Ferdia in Wicklow. The full piece will be realised live in Debarra’s with the help of some wonderful musicians. Now based in Clonakilty, Oisín has travelled extensively with his music. As a session musician (piano, guitars, harp, low-whistles and vocalist) he has played throughout the USA, Europe, Ireland and the UK. He has toured and recorded worldwide with a wide range of artists and bands including Villagers, Gabrielle Aplin, Hannah-Grace, Flyte (UK), Bombay Bicycle Club(UK), Hudson Taylor, Sun Collective and I Have a Tribe. Since the release of his first EP ‘O Deer’, Oisín has played support for Hozier in the USA, Joseph (US), Departure Lounge (UK), among others. “His songwriting is delicate, crafted, and simply expressive of earnest desire” (J.P. Raney: Washington Article ✭✭✭✭✭)

O Deer – ‘Os’ Album Launch2024-05-14T13:25:16+01:00

Moors & McCumber (US)

2024-04-13T15:43:54+01:00

A vocal harmony duo fifteen years in the making, Moors & McCumber have done more than just endear themselves to fans - they’ve built a genuine community. Bridging the gap between classic folk rock and present day Americana, they write heartfelt songs directly inspired by life’s experiences. With their latest record, 2021’s ‘Survival,’ they have created some of their most compelling work to date. The sound of Moors & McCumber is adventurous, eclectic, and endlessly creative. Borrowing from rock, pop, blues, folk, and world music, the two multi-instrumentalists defy common logic and embrace spontaneity to bring their stories and songs to life. Their strong vocal harmonies and unconventional instrumentation combine to create a mesmerizing experience. At the center of it all is their evocative songwriting. While “more than the sum of their parts” has become a bit of a cliche, there is no better phrase to describe Moors & McCumber. James is a gifted singer and songwriter, while Kort specializes in creating vocal harmonies and captivating arrangements through inventive instrumentation. With their voices combined, they create a truly special sound. As Grammy award-winning producer Lloyd Maines says, “They bring it all to the stage and deliver in a big way.”

Moors & McCumber (US)2024-04-13T15:43:54+01:00

Stephanie Rainey

2024-03-06T16:30:15+00:00

Irish singer-songwriter Stephanie Rainey inspires the world once again with the anthemic ‘Woman’. With over 10 million views on Tik Tok ahead of its release on Friday, November 10, ‘Woman’ has the potential to elevate Stephanie Rainey to unimaginable heights. Stephanie follows up the phenomenal success of recent singles ‘Remember Who Your Friends Are’, ‘No Cowboy’ and ‘Ross & Rachel’ with the emotionally charged single ‘Woman’, written in tribute to her mother's courageous battle against cancer in 2019. ‘Woman’ is dedicated to all the powerful and inspiring women in our lives. Stephanie Rainey’s story is one of resilience, connection, and the unbreakable power of music. Her new found TikTok fanbase, with over 27 million views, confirms her ability to connect with her anthemic songwriting which continues to inspire and resonate with audiences around the world, proving that music can be a force for healing and unity.  Cork superstar Stephanie Rainey defied all odds with her heart-wrenching anthem 'Please Don't Go' in 2015, which has once again captured the hearts of millions around the globe in 2023. With her powerful and emotional music, Stephanie has proven that true artistry knows no bounds and that connection is the core of everything. In 2015, Stephanie emerged onto the music scene with 'Please Don't Go,' a song born from the depths of her soul, dedicated to her one-year-old nephew, Fionn, who tragically lost his life to meningitis. Six years later, in 2023, 'Please Don't Go' has resurfaced, this time thanks to TikTok. The recent resurgence of 'Please Don't Go' catapulted Stephanie to the top of the Singer-Songwriter Chart in Canada, claiming the number 1 spot, and reaching number 5 in the United States. Her heartfelt music also charted on the main iTunes Charts in Ireland, Australia (reaching number 16 on the Pop Chart), and the UK (reaching number 31).  Often compared to the likes of Adele, Dermot Kennedy and Ed Sheeran, Stephanie Rainey possesses a unique voice that is both authentic and honest. Since her breakthrough, Stephanie has amassed over 45 million streams across all her social media platforms and has become one of Ireland's most played female artists on radio.  Stephanie Rainey's success in 2021 and 2022, with hit singles like 'Ross & Rachel,' 'No Cowboy,' '13,' and ‘Remember Who Your Friends Are’ also showcased her appeal to a new generation of fans. ‘Remember Who Your Friends Are’ climbed to No.2 in the Irish Breakers Radio Chart and the top 20 Irish Homegrown Chart. Her singles have been playlisted with national radio stations such as 2FM, RTE Radio 1, iRadio, Beat 102-103, Cork's 96FM, Today FM, and Northern Ireland's Cool FM including her tracks on their playlists. Stephanie also made her Irish TV debut on Ireland's prestigious Late Late Show and The Heart of A Saturday Night. March 2023 saw Stephanie lend her voice to the heartbreaking song Breathe Easy - written about a girl named Ciara from Stephanie’s hometown who passed away just 10 days after giving birth to her little boy, Rocco, losing her battle with Cystic Fibrosis. The music video for the song captivated the hearts of viewers across Ireland and the UK, propelling it into viral status. Remarkably, this touching piece was put forward for Grammy Consideration in the upcoming 2024 award season, an unexpected recognition that has left Stephanie deeply moved. ‘Woman’ is out now on all platforms.

Stephanie Rainey2024-03-06T16:30:15+00:00

Saije (AUS)

2024-02-23T11:14:17+00:00

Saije is an award-winning, indie folk duo whose soulful harmonies, dynamic guitar-lines and percussive breakdowns breathe life into heartfelt stories. Their songwriting is crafted from the depths; stirring melodies bound together with graceful lyricism, and through multitasking techniques, the pair create a full-bodied sound enriched by flavours from their travels around the globe. After being awarded Folk Alliance Australia’s ‘Young Artist of the Year 2019-2021’ at the National Folk Festival, Saije has toured extensively in Australia, throughout Canada in 2020 and most recently a 43-date Europe and UK tour through 9 countries in 2023, playing a plethora of sold-out performances and festival appearances, including at Woodford Folk Festival (AUS), Blue Mountains Music Festival (AUS), Doolin Folk Festival (IRE), Tribal Gathering (CZ), Magpies Nest (UK) and an Official Showcase at Folk Alliance International (US). They continue to uplift both national and international audiences through their unifying performances and a warmth that fills small halls and overflows from large festival stages.

Saije (AUS)2024-02-23T11:14:17+00:00

Sam Amidon w/ Bernice (CAN)

2024-03-05T12:18:15+00:00

Sam Amidon returns to DeBarras with the Poaris nominated and beloved Canadian experimental pop band Bernice (Duo) Sam  Amidon: Sam Amidon is a singer and multi-instrumentalist (banjo, guitar, fiddle) from Vermont, now based in London, England. He has released seven acclaimed solo albums of songs on Bedroom Community and Nonesuch Records, the most recent of which is 2020's "Sam Amidon."  He is currently working on a new album to be released this year. Amidon's material for these albums often consists of adventurous reworkings of traditional American ballads, hymns and work songs, with the New York Times writing that Amidon "transforms all of the songs, changing their colors and loading them with trapdoors." The albums have been deeply collaborative in nature, inviting contributions from musicians such as composer Nico Muhly, guitarist Bill Frisell, and legendary percussionist Milford Graves. Sam Amidon has recorded or performed as a guest artist with musicians such as Bon Iver, Emmylou Harris, Tune-Yards, The National, John Prine, Jason Moran, and Amidon's wife, Beth Orton. He has also appeared internationally as a soloist performing with ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Aurora Orchestra, The Oregon Symphony and the Britten Sinfonia.

Sam Amidon w/ Bernice (CAN)2024-03-05T12:18:15+00:00

Andy Irvine

2024-02-18T20:48:37+00:00

Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself." Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, his duo with Paul Brady in the later 70s and then from Patrick Street to Mozaik, LAPD and Usher’s Island, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

Andy Irvine2024-02-18T20:48:37+00:00

Cass McCombs and Steve Gunn

2024-02-16T08:16:13+00:00

Cass McCombs and Steve Gunn Co-Headline Tour!!! Cass McCombs Cass McCombs is an American musician and songwriter. He has been releasing music since 2002 on various record labels including 4AD, Domino Records and ANTI- Records. McCombs ANTI- Records debut, Mangy Love was released on August 26, 2016, which NME referred to as "McCombs' richest ever recording." On February 8, 2019 he released Tip of the Sphere on ANTI- Records. In 2020, Spurl Editions published McCombs' debut poetry collection Toy Fabels. His tenth studio album, Heartmind, was released on ANTI- Records on August 19, 2022. In 2023, McCombs and San Francisco school teacher, Mr Greg, released the album Mr Greg & Cass McCombs Sing and Play New Folk Songs for Children on Smithsonian Folkways. "one of the great songwriters of his time." - The New York Times Steve Gunn Steve Gunn is a New York-based guitarist and songwriter. With a career spanning nearly fifteen years, Steve has produced volumes of critically acclaimed solo, duo, and ensemble recordings on labels such as Matador Records, Three Lobed Recordings, Paradise of Bachelors, and RVNG. His albums represent milestones of contemporary guitar-driven material, and forward thinking songwriting. Steve has steadily processed his inspirations into a singular, virtuosic stream. Close listening reveals the influence of blues, folk, ecstatic free jazz, and psych in his continually unfolding output. His most recent record Let the Moon Be a Planet (RVNG Intl.), a collaboration with pianist David Moore of Bing & Ruth, was released in March. A record with John Truscinski and Bill Nace, ‘Glass Band’ (Three Lobed), was released in July ‘23. Steve is currently somewhere working on new music.

Cass McCombs and Steve Gunn2024-02-16T08:16:13+00:00

Charity Concert: FEAT: Peter Broderick, Susan O Neill, Liam Ó Maonlaí & Little John Nee – SOLD OUT

2024-02-21T14:55:43+00:00

FEAT: Peter Broderick, Susan O Neill, Liam Ó Maonlaí & Little John Nee Music is just one small way to keep eyes and ears on Gaza and also to raise some funds for humanitarian relief.  All proceeds from this event go towards Medecins Sans Frontieres

Charity Concert: FEAT: Peter Broderick, Susan O Neill, Liam Ó Maonlaí & Little John Nee – SOLD OUT2024-02-21T14:55:43+00:00

Harry Bird

2024-01-19T16:36:04+00:00

Internationally acclaimed singer songwriter Harry Bird has spent the last 15 years touring hundreds of venues all over Europe and beyond with a passion for sharing his lyrically charged music and connecting with audiences of all kinds. An experienced circus and theatre musician he is a versatile storyteller with a love of rhythm and rhyme, allegory and dance. Drawing on British folk, Americana and other musical styles from around the world his performances are an intimate cabaret of finely crafted songs, freewheeling anecdotes and good humour. Original, entertaining and thought provoking, his energetic, feel-good shows are not to be missed.

Harry Bird2024-01-19T16:36:04+00:00

Carsie Blanton

2023-12-12T16:32:07+00:00

Carsie Blantonis a songwriter with hooks, chutzpah, and revolutionary optimism. “It is possible to face the world as it is - rapidly heating, ruled by grifters, ravaged by profitable wars - and still have hope,” she says of her forthcoming release, After the Revolution. “Not the narrow, grasping hope you might hang on an election, but a patient, zoomed-out hope.” Blanton’s ninth full-length album draws from many influences. Tracks like My Good Friends evoke her childhood in Appalachia, while Ain’t We Got Fun showcases a musical roux earned from a long stint in New Orleans and fifteen years of touring with her band. The title track, a hard-rocking protest anthem, shows that her commitment to the good fight need not obscure her considerable acumen as a writer and musician. Blanton is known for her 2020 tribute to John Prine, Fishin’ With You, which landed her on the lineup for the sold-out Vicar Street Celebration of John Prine earlier this year. That show introduced Blanton to Declan O’Rourke, whose Irish tour she will be supporting in October/November ‘23. After the Revolution, produced by Grammy-winner Tyler Chester, comes out in March ‘24 and will be preceded by five singles. Blanton will return for a headline tour of Ireland in April ‘24. Links: website - spotify - instagram - “Progressive sympathies with a smile” - Irish Times’ “Top Albums of 2021” “Beautiful, militant anthems.” - Ken Tucker, NPR’s Fresh Air “Carsie Blanton is fighting fascism with big hooks and an even bigger heart.” - American Songwriter

Carsie Blanton2023-12-12T16:32:07+00:00
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