Colours of Bruises on set photos by Frances d'Ath here


3rd October 2014
Big thanks to Damien Rice for asking me to open for him in Bord Gáis Theatre tonight in Dublin!


Album pre-order is available HERE


Works from the dip and foul, a collection of songs gathered over a long time
Irish release November 14th 2014 On Delphi
Launch night 21st November main room Whelans, Dublin

Uncomfortable word

Colours of bruises

My own assassin
Promises, promises
After Berlin
Your Cause
Umemaro Babes
Unfinished Sympathy

This is going to be a warm night. Seven Quarters are launching their new night in Whelans 25th April which also coincides with the venues 25th Anniversary. Myself and Katie Kim have the honour of sonically cutting the ribbon to the new event while also releasing new recordings on a limited edition 7inch vinyl that will be given to the first 150 people in the door. Sweetness.


Still from unreleased video by Myles O Reilly


photo by Emily Aoibheann

Little recording of a first trial of a tune stripped down at Listen at Lilliput session in May. Giggle.

A very fun session in smock alley theatre with Margie Lewis, Georgia Cusack and Petra Odlozlilikova for Emily Aoibhean of Paperdolls and Co.'s aerial work in progress

IN RAINBOWS an aerial and vocal performance as part of the Jack Burdell festival, in Smock Alley Theatre.
check it out here



Illustration by Adrien Merigeau

photo by Emily Aoibheann

I'm providing singing assistance from my studio at Volt off North Strand Road, Dublin. Drop me a mail for more information.

New York October '11 Recording with Roger Greenawalt

Donal Dineen's final small hours show on Today fm took place at the start of this month. The confusion and mixture of emotion in the studio was akin to the attraction and repulsion one experiences when handling magnets. I performed on the very last aired show beside Mike Scott, Sean Mac Erlaine and Si Schroeder. 'The Wake' the following evening in the Joinery was also a pleasure to perform at. I've never seen the venue so packed. Here, the final Small Hours show To cool from the session is also up in music.

Yes, I have been hibernating, writing, recording.....Playing some New York shows in October with Shane and Sean, scouting for film sites with Adrien Merigeau for a new music video from the forth coming album.....
Supporting The Ambience Affair for a few Irish shows and The Halves boys have enveloped me with their charm once again for more messing, I mean music.

I'm delighted to announce that The Irish Arts Council have awarded me this years Music Bursary! This will help me continue to do what I do.....sigh....
So far March has been so productive and so much fun. In between recording I've been touring with Halves. This provided dangerously good times for me (arrrrghh!'we're doing it!' 'It's happening!'some embarrassing footage to follow no doubt) and a chance to play with them in Vicar Street as they were nominated for this years Choice Music Award.
On The Record played host to me and the ripe Intent (Shane Holly & Sean Maynard) in The Twisted Pepper which also featured as gig of the week in The Irish Times' Ticket.....some new clips in the video section....and it's probably for the best if you check this out. It will keep you sane as it has been doing for me.

Thanks to the Digital Socket Awards for shortlisting me as Best Newcomer while recording begins
After taking a little time to replenish from what I had thought was going to be a quiet, broke and introspective time in Berlin for the holidays(!?%*?) it's time to rev up again for some album recording with Steve Shannon!
Enjoyed an intense but lovely few days in Dingle for Episode 9 of Other Voices with Caoimhe Hogarty

Photos by James Goulden

and I stayed one night and had breakfast with the very cute Lisa O Neill and her band

in this equally cute house with an amazing view!

Some snaps by Damo McGlynn from HWCH in The Workmans Club