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Kiruu – Nyumbani

Anyone for fire spinning?

Then feast your eyes on Fergus Murtagh‘s video for Dublin-based East African singer Kiruu’s new single.

The title means ‘home’ in Swahili and the video was shot in Deer Park and various other locations in Dublin.

Kiruu’s new album Super Feo Express has been compared to other “world music” artists such as Manu Chao and Paul Simon.

Joining Kiruu in his band are Cote Calmet on drums and Barry Donohue on bass.

Nick says: Fire walk with me.

Kiruu

Bobbi Arlo – Berries

Do you like juicy fruits?

Then you’re going to love Dubliner Bobbi Arlo’s new single, which delights in listing all the succulent berries nature has provided.

This is feelgood playful pop with a mischievous smile on its face.

Bobbi (top) says of the video:

“I shot it with director Bobby Zithelo and producer Louis Maxwell. It was such a fun shoot. I invited a bunch of my friends to Lou’s studio and we just messed around for a few hours and the result was the ‘Berries’ video. A lot of the shots were improvised, and it came out great! The video was edited by my golden girl Niamh Bryson, who did an amazing job.”

Nick says: Raspberry fields forever.

Bobbi Arlo

In Galway?

If you’re looking to spend an enchanted evening listening to mesmerising minimalist piano music, then the place to be is piano virtuoso Úna Keane’s concert in the Black Gate Cultural Centre in Francis Street, Galway, this Sunday at 8pm

Una will be playing compositions from her wonderful sophomore album In The Deep.

Support on the night comes from Lowli who will also be duetting with Una.

Nick says: Don’t shoot the piano player.

Úna Keane Black Gate Cultural Centre

Úna Keane

David KeenanUnholy Ghosts

A hAon, a do, a tri…

So begins the new single from Dundalk troubadour David Keenan (top), who rounds off a busy year with a rousing celebration of the hobos he meets on his travels.

David says:

“I wrote this song on a train from Amsterdam [Netherlands] to Cologne [Germany], finished it as the train ceased to move, brought it in me to a Chapel in Cologne, sang it for the first time, left the Chapel with a liberated German bible under my arm as a souvenir.

“Reconciling my act of theft with the thought that it would be a useful reference for a line or two at a later date, and that the greater good must prevail…”

David’s debut album A Beginner’s Guide To Bravery drops on January 10.

Nick says: Keen on Keenan.

David Keenan

Andy WhiteThe Shit Hits The Fan

Paint it White.

Belfast troubadour Andy White (Top) has just released the 13th studio album of his career – Time Is A Buffalo In The Art Of War.

Now based in Melbourne, Australia, the straight-shooting singer/songwriter visits our hemisphere when he plays The American Bar, Belfast, tonight; Dublin’s DC Club on Camden Row, Dublin 2, on Sunday; and Coughlans in Cork on December 5.

In the video (above)  for his new single, Andy channels his inner John Lennon as he goes for a walk by the pier.

Nick says: It will be all White on the night.

Andy White

Thanks Brother – Call It Love

Looks like Tony Bennett wasn’t the only one who left his heart in San Francisco.

The new song from Roisin O (top left) and John Broe (top right) aka Thanks Brother is a love-gone-wrong tale with a video shot while on tour in the US including panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the shining West Coast city by the bay.

Call It Love features on the duo’s new debut EP.

You can catch them live tomorrow night in Dundalk’s Spirit Store with Ham Sandwich; in Galway’s Roisin Dubh on December 5; and supporting The Coronas in Killarney INEC on December 29.

Nick says: Thanks, Thanks Brother.

Thanks Brother

Pic: Miguel Ruiz

Amy Ellen My Heart

A lesson from the school of rock.

Dublin-based singer/songwriter Amy Ellen (top) joins forces here with her fellow students from the BIMM music school to create a compelling cri de coeur.

The video was shot in Dublin’s Displace Studios as part of the Gust Sessions.

The song is now available on all major streaming platforms, and Amy is set to release her debut EP next year.

Nick says: Top of the class.

Amy Ellen

The Darkling AirOctogenarian Mermaid

Fancy a swim?

Then dive in to the new video by Northern Irish duo Rachel McCarthy (top left) and Michael Keeney (top right) aka The Darkling Air.

Based in Bangor, County Down, the Darkling Air have teamed up with the Arco String Quartet to produce lyrical chamber pop par excellence.

Rachel, who filmed and edited the video, was inspired by the healing power of swimming in Belfast Lough and her convivial chats with fellow waders.

Their second album Ancestor is out this month.

Nick says: The craic was 80.

The Darkling Air

MoogleFighting For You

Moogle is Dublin singer/songwriter Michael O’Connor and his new single is a slow-burning acoustic ballad that wears its heart on its sleeve.

Recorded in Darklands Audio it features Daniel Doherty on drums.

The animated lyric video was directed by Muhammad Ahmed.

Nick says: Moogle it.

Moogle

Previously: Moogle on Broadsheet

Aodán CoyneHoney Wine

We get by with a little help from our friends.

That’s the message behind the new single from folk-pop singer/songwriter Aodán Coyne.

Hailing from Ennis, County Clare, Coyne’s second album Gaps Between Stars (top) is released today with a launch show in The Sanctuary in Ennis, County Clare tonight.

Aodan also regularly tours with his band Socks In The Frying Pan.

Aodán says:

“Honey Wine is a song which recalls the best times spent with the best friends, those amazingly good days spent playing music, laughing, drinking and sharing memories around West Clare.

“Some of those friends are now living their own lives abroad. Others have since tragically died to suicide. These friends influenced my life choices, be it with pursuing music as a career or simply soaking up the juice of everyday life.

“The key takeaway is about cherishing those happy memories that you still have.”

Nick says: Honey talks.

Aodán Coyne