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Irish Singer and Songwriter
RITUALS - Out 3rd February
Most of the songs on this album were written during the pandemic here on Clare Island except for Valhalla which was left over from my last album ( had been preparing this for 2020 - but a certainl virus had other ideas.) During the writing process I wanted to find voices that carried some of the isolation and anguish of that time and made a conscious effort to keep the instrumentation more sparse and less cluttered during recording. A favourite phrase of the lockdown was ‘we’re all in the same sea, but different boats’. As an album I hope Rituals embodies this as individual songs with singular voices, but all drawn from the same well of experience and emotion.