Two of the founding members of the legendary folk-rock ensemble Eamon Carr (top right) and Jim Lockhart recently reconvened in Arad Studio in Dublin to play on Eamonn Dowd’s reimagining of the old Horslips classic ‘Cu Chulainn’s Lament’ from their 1973 album The Táin.
In John Fleming’s newly uploaded video footage of the recording session (above), we see the collaboration take shape.
Then feast your eyes on the new video by Wicklow singer/songwriter Luan Parle.
My Something Beautiful is smartly written tale of romantic disappointment anchored by a splendid rootsy riff and Luan’s yearning vocal.
It’s the first single off Luan’s new album Never Say Goodbye which was recorded in Kilkenny and is out on February 7 on LPR Records.
The first part of Luan’s nationwide tour takes in Wexford Arts Centre on February 8; Bob’s Hideout, Durrow, County Laois, February 27; Birr Arts Theatre, County Offaly, February 28; and Balor Arts Centre, County Donegal, February 29.
The golden-voiced Fanning describes his new single ‘Abandoned’ as being based on…
“…the sense that there’s this other tier of society, whose actions have a huge impact on the rest of us, but who behave with complete recklessness and without consequences. I suppose the song is written from the point of view of someone who’s feeling those consequences.”
The striking video comes courtesy of Grant and Adam Conversano.
Director Riley Blakeway’s interpretation of Kodaline frontman Steve Garrigan’s lyrics focuses on a young couple (played by Teresa Oman and Nick Mahady ) in a blossoming relationship.
‘…they’d always planned a trip to Morocco together, but his tragic death meant that it was an ambition that they couldn’t fulfill. She later decides to complete the journey alone. It’s a bittersweet experience: it’s the trip of a lifetime and a fitting way to say goodbye, but his absence is heartbreaking.’
Galway singer/songwriter Tracy Bruen (top) has written an uplifting ode to the new Ireland.
“Dream Away is an anthem for love. Inspired by the feminist marches and protests for the rights of minorities across the island of Ireland, the song speaks to all in our society who have been marginalised and oppressed by a system which has left them in the cold.
“The song is a call for inclusion, solidarity and love. It appeals to the power of people to heal through kindness and effect change for all together.”
The video was shot by AMW Visual, on location in Galway and features many well known Galweigans, members of Tracy’s own family, her bandmates and closest friends.
What a year it was for Dublin’s most feted rock band.
And 2020 looks bright too. Having just seen debut album Dogrelnominated for the Choice Prize, Grian Chatten (third left at top) and the boys have dropped a new video shot partly at last year’s sold out Vicar Street shows.
And they headline Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens on July 4.