• Luke Sital-Singh






    Vicar Street, Dublin on 24 August

    Ulster Hall Belfast on 25 August

    UK-born, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer Luke Sital-Singh has released the new single “Can’t Get High” from his forthcoming Nettwerk debut album Dressing Like A Stranger, available September 2nd. Sital-Singh will support Passenger on his European Tour in August & September before embarking on a headline UK tour, which starts in Bristol at The Fleece on September 25 and culminates at London’s Lafayette on October 9.

    “Can’t Get High” was co-written by Ben Cramer, a.k.a. Old Sea Brigade, who previously collaborated with Luke on the acclaimed 2020 EP All The Ways You Sing In The Dark. The upbeat track pairs a high register chant with a luminous harmony as Luke assures “Can’t get high ‘till you come down.” He explains the song is about, “Looking for meaning in the rubble of a failed relationship. Going over memories, trying to find the positives when things go wrong.”

    The visually sumptuous video for “Can’t Get High”, directed by Glashier, was shot at Berlin’s iconic Tempelhof Airport. Closed to aircraft since 2008, the runway is now used for recreational purposes by cyclists, runners, families, dog-walkers, dancers, and – as seen in the video – roller skaters.

    It’s a decade since Luke Sital-Singh released his debut single, “Fail For You,” introducing the world to his rare ability to craft songs rich in empathy and emotional resonance. Over three acclaimed albums – The Fire Inside (2014), Time Is A Riddle (2017), and A Golden State (2019) – these qualities have garnered him an impressive worldwide fanbase and seen his songs rack up 150 million Spotify streams. Luke’s music is frequently used in TV shows, ranging from US drama series like Suits, Grey’s Anatomy and New Amsterdam to popular UK shows like Made In Chelsea and Love Island. He has toured with Angus and Julia Stone, Martha Wainwright, and The Staves and even led his own TED Talk at the official TED Conference in Vancouver.

    The follow-up to 2019’s A Golden State, which preceded his move to Los Angeles, Dressing Like A Stranger was written and recorded in California, with Luke initially working alone at home in Los Feliz as COVID-19 descended upon the world. He later rented a studio and cut a few songs by himself before enlisting fellow Brit and singer-songwriter Dan Croll as co-producer and Tchad Blake (Fiona Apple, The Black Keys, Elvis Costello) for mixing.

    “I love collaboration,” Luke explains. “When I started this album, I missed that part of the process. Dan enjoys the puzzle of music. He’ll have so many different versions of songs, whereas I’m more instinctual. It was nice to have Dan say, ‘We don’t need this!’ Dan saw the music from a bird’s eye view, maintained the momentum, figured out the puzzle, and pushed me to do more takes than I would’ve alone.”

    At the same time, he found inspiration in a new instrument. A rubber-bridge guitar opened up the floodgates for Luke. He penned the title track “Dressing Like A Stranger” with the guitar and embraced it as a creative north star.

    “‘Dressing Like A Stranger’ was the first song I wrote, and it unlocked the whole album,” he recalls. “The guitar has a very specific sound. I didn’t want just to do another ‘singer-songwriter acoustic’ thing. My first album was a shiny pop record, the second album was rawer, and my third album was more lyrical. The sound of the guitar was how I felt now.”

    Also available now from the album are the tracks “Summer Somewhere”, “California,”, “Me And God” and “Blind Missiles” (a lilting lament for elusive empathy, textured with a master craftsman’s eye for detail,” The Sunday Times).

    Album Art | Download HERE

    Luke Sital-Singh Dressing Like A Stranger

    01 Dressing Like A Stranger

    02 Blind Missiles

    03 California

    04 Rather Be

    05 Can’t Get High

    06 Me & God

    07 All Night Stand

    08 Summer Somewhere

    09 Forever Endeavour

    10 Wiser Too

    11 The Walk


    Supporting Passenger:

    August 24         Dublin, Vicar Street

    August 25         Belfast, Ulster Hall


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  • D. Cullen

    D. Cullen releases ‘I’m Not Leaving’ on 16 September

    Taken from his forthcoming album

    Sing My Story, Tell My Song

    Due out on 23 September Pre-order now

    Singer and songwriter D. Cullen releases his new single ‘I’m Not Leaving’ on 16 September, the latest single taken from his forthcoming album Sing My Story, Tell My Song. With a haunting chord structure and a dynamic piano track, the song tells the story of someone who is fully committed to their relationship, despite mistakes or doubts: ‘I’m not leaving, I’m right here where I belong.’ Produced by Ivan Jackman, D. Cullen played all instruments and backing vocals were provided by Sinead McConville, a close collaborator.

    Cullen explains, ‘Musically, I’m obsessed with the chords in this song; it’s all major 7ths and add 2s. I just love the sound of them. Lyrically, it’s just about committing to someone, which is the most beautiful and terrifying thing you can do.’

    D. Cullen is otherwise known as Darragh Cullen, a twenty-seven-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Dublin. Despite his young age, D. Cullen has already had significant success in the music business, releasing his first album when he was just fifteen, which lead to him being named Male Solo Artist of the Year 2011 by Jackie Hayden of Hot Press. In 2019 D. Cullen released ‘Alright’ which debuted with a performance on The Late Late Show, and quickly became one of the most played songs on RTÉ Radio One. It was followed by The Rising Tide EP.

    After a slew of single releases in 2020 and 2021, D. Cullen is set to release his album Sing My Story, Tell My Song on 23rd September. The twelve-track album has been a long time in the making: writing started in 2018, with recording sessions with Boo Hewerdine and Chris Pepper in 2019, and the album was set for release in 2020 when it was derailed by Covid lockdowns.

    During lockdown D. Cullen hit upon a wellspring of creativity and couldn’t stop writing. He taught himself how to produce and record and thus began a two-year process of recording demos, drafting in musicians for remote sessions, sending files to Roger Bechirian, Conor McLoughlin and Chris Pepper, and essentially making a whole new album’s worth of songs. When the time came to finally release the album, he had over forty songs to pick from and the cream of the crop made it onto Sing My Story, Tell My Song. D Cullen is incredibly proud of the album and can’t wait to debut it at the live shows he has already scheduled.

    D. Cullen tours Ireland;

    Sept 6th            Sunflower Pub, Belfast (co-headline w. Javier Martinez)     NI

    Nov 5th            Monroe’s, Galway                                                                  IRE

    Nov 10th          Crane Lane, Cork                                                                   IRE

    Nov 13th          Whelan’s, Dublin                                                                    IRE

    Nov 18th          50RPM Club (The Georgian Hotel), Coatbridge                   SCOT

    Nov 20th          Doublet Bar, Glasgow                                                            SCOT

    Nov 21st          The Captain’s Bar, Edinburgh                                                SCOT

    Pre-Order ‘Sing My Story, Tell My Song’ now  https://www.dcullenmusic.com/shop

  • Artists Against Homelessness in aid of Focus Ireland

    Moxie, Dervish, Pauline Scanlon, Honas & Seba Safe
    The Model, Sligo at 8pm on Fri. 17th June

    The Sunday Independent’s Artists Against Homelessness in aid of Focus Ireland will take place at The Model, Sligo on June 17. 

    The show promises to be a great night with exceptional music from some of the best acts in the country, Moxie, Dervish, Pauline Scanlon, Honas and Seba Safe coming out to play a very special live performance for a very worthy cause.

    The night is curated by Moxie and is a truly stellar line up in aid of an issue that is more depressing and relevant than ever. “I came back home to live in Sligo in 2019,” said Ted Kelly of MOXIE. “Walking through town regularly I have noticed how the homeless situation has become progressively worse. More and more vacant shop doors have become filled with sleeping bags, O’Connell Street is more dense than ever with people having to beg for their basic human rights. It is a dreadful situation. I feel compelled to help do something to improve this situation. Moxie Dervish, Pauline Scanlon, Seba Safe and Sligo Native Honas have offered their artistry to raise money for Focus Ireland to help improve the homeless situation in Sligo. Please come and buy a ticket to help support a good cause on June 17th at the Model, Sligo.” 

    Speaking on behalf of Dervish, Shane Mitchel said “The Homeless situation in Sligo is not as bad as the bigger cities but that being said, we have our problems. Despite the recent very sad events, Sligo is a very kind city with a very strong community spirit. The Shalomar Homeless Hostel in Finisklin is a fantastic facility (this ironically is the house I grew up in before all the houses in this area were sold to the council in the early 80’s) The great people here deserve so much credit for their fantastic work. It is remarkable to see the sudden and creative work by the authorities in Ireland and rightly so, to accommodate the Ukrainian refugees. A bit of creative thinking is for our own Irish Homeless crisis is needed urgently. We should stop at nothing to keep people off the streets, Dervish are delighted to be part of this great concert “Artists Against Homelessness”.

    “The Model is thrilled to collaborate on this wonderful event curated by Moxie to raise awareness of this critically important cause,” said Patrick Curley, Music & Performance Coordinator of The Model. 

    Focus Ireland CEO Pat Dennigan said: “As a proud Sligo man it fills me great pride to see how much our services have developed locally over the last 16 years. Services provided include tenancy support and sustainment, advice and information service, long-term supported accommodation, and short-term supported accommodation. I am proud that Focus Ireland staff nationwide and in Sligo have been working harder than ever to help our service users since the pandemic. We have been collaborating successfully with the state, local authorities and the HSE to help people find a home. The current situation would be even worse without the vital services and housing Focus Ireland provide.” 

    Looking forward to ‘Artists Against Homelessness’ in Sligo Mr Dennigan added: “Ticket sales from this gig will provide crucial funds for our services as Focus Ireland always needs continuous fundraising as homeless figures increase nationwide. As well as promising to be a great night of music, the concert also provides a chance to spread awareness about our work locally in Sligo.

    This Sligo show follows three successful fundraising gigs in Dublin, Dundalk and Gorey recently. So huge thanks must go to Wallis Bird who played Rock Against Homelessness at the Little Theatre in Gorey on April 16; Kojaque, Damien Dempsey, Shiv, EFE and Curtisty who played Artists Against Homelessness at the Olympia in Dublin on April 17 and Toshin, and Odhran Murphy who played Rock Against Homelessness at Dolan’s in Dundalk on May 2.”

    “The upcoming gig in Sligo also promises to be a special night and Focus Ireland must express our gratitude towards Moxie who is curating the night as well as performing, along with the supremely gifted likes of Dervish, Pauline Scanlon, Honas and Seba Safe. Huge thanks must also go to Cadbury and Arachas who are sponsoring this event and of course The Sunday Independent who have put on Rock Against Homelessness at the Olympia Theatre, and now these series of nationwide shows, in aid of Focus since 2016 and has raised almost €160K for Focus Ireland. In that time everyone from Fontaines DC, Murder Capital, Glen Hansard, to Imelda May, Pillow Queens, Camille O’Sullivan,  to Dermot Kennedy,  Kneecap, Loah, and The Boomtown Rats and Finbar Furey and Hamsandwich,  to The Stunning, Mundy, Something Happens, The Blizzards, The Mary Wallopers and many others have played at the Olympia in Dublin aid of Focus.”

    “So I am over the moon as a Sligo man that the great Moxie along with the equally great Dervish, Pauline, Honas and Seba Safe are playing The Model for the most vulnerable in our society, the homeless.”

    Doors 7pm, show 8pm, Tickets €20 available from www.themodel.ie now







  • The Whileaways


    Release ‘Toss The Bobbin’ taken from their new album ‘In All Honesty’ due out 3rd June

    The Whileaways release their latest single ‘Toss the Bobbin’ on April 29th, taken from their forthcoming album which will be released in June. This evocative song tells the story of the eighteenth century lacemaking women of Headford in County Galway, where The Whileaways are based and where Nicola grew up.

    ‘Toss the Bobbin’ imagines the story of four of these women, who survived poverty and famine through bobbin lacemaking, and pieces together the little detail that exists of their lives. It tells of their resilience and the sisterhood that existed between them in the toughest of times as they turned their hands to this intricate work: lace made by the poor and worn only by the rich.

    The Whileaways performed ‘Toss the Bobbin’ with the RTE Concert Orchestra for the Strings Attached series, but have since recorded this beautifully poignant version for their new album.

    The Whileaways are Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce, three accomplished singers who came to know each other while on the session circuit in Galway in 2012. Since then they have released three critically acclaimed albums, toured all over the world, and been nominated for Best Group and Best Album in the RTÉ Folk Awards. Praise from international press has been heaped upon the band with The Irish Echo calling their sound ‘perfected simplicity’, and Hot Press saying that the trio ‘stake their claim to being among the finest singers in the country’.

    The band are renowned for their live performances, whether that’s touring their own material, or their much-lauded show Bird On The Wire, a collaboration with Pauline Scanlon which featured a ten-piece band including strings, and explored the songs of songwriting icon Leonard Cohen. It was performed to sold-out audiences in Ireland in 2019 and 2021.

    The Whileaways can’t wait to get out on the road in support of their forthcoming album In All Honesty. The band trialled many of the songs at their ‘Live from Home’ online gigs during lockdown. Now they get to do it in person!

    See The Whileaways live;

    Saturday 4 June                      Ballyglunin Railway Station, Tuam Galway

    Friday 17 June                         Campbell’s Tavern, Headford, Galway

    Wednesday 22 June                The Green Room, Dingle, Kerry

    Saturday 25 June                    Town Hall Theatre, Westport, Co. Mayo

    Friday 1 July                           The Workman’s Club, Dublin

    Saturday 2 July                        Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast

    Thursday 21 July                     Murray’s Hotel, Inishbofin, Co. Galway

    Thursday 8 September           Raheen Woods Hotel, Clonmel World Music Series

    Saturday 17 September          Clifden Arts Festival, Co. Galway



    Wilderado release ‘HEAD RIGHT’ single & video


    “A force to be fully reckoned with” American Songwriter

    “Life-affirming vibrancy” San Francisco Chronicle

    “Wilderado make poetry out of shared sentiments” New Noise Magazine

    Fresh from the release of their eponymous debut album, sold out US headline tour and national TV performance, Tulsa band Wilderado are finally heading over the pond, bringing their infectious brand of alternative rock to UK and Irish audiences during their tour supporting alt-J in May.

    The fast-rising American trio have just completed an entirely sold-out two-month nationwide tour of the US, with current single ‘Head Right’ already breaking into the top 10 US Alternative Radio Chart and earning the band an invitation to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! A confident slice of rock ‘n’ roll, ‘Head Right’ builds on what the band does best – combining soaring melodies with lush three-part harmonies.

    Wilderado’s Max Rainer recalls: “Towards the end of 2018 and all throughout 2019 we were constantly on the road. In between tours I was flying to different places, meeting producers, working on songs and trying to figure out what it was we were going to do next. Somewhere in the spring of ’19 we were all in Nashville hanging out with a guy named Angelo talking about how sometimes the best way to ruin a song, life, or anything really, is to take it too seriously. That afternoon we wrote “Head Right.” It was the first time in forever we had written a song, lyrics and everything, all together. We’re happy to share it with you now as it represents a turning point for us as a band, a return to the basics and the feeling of writing music while not caring about much at all“.

    The song is the lead single from the band’s self-titled debut LP which was produced by James McAlister (The National, Sufjan Stevens, Taylor Swift), Chad Copelin (Broncho, LANY) and Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon) and has received critical acclaim since release.

    Wilderado have been chosen by alt-J as special guests for their highly anticipated tour of UK and Ireland next month. The tour, Wilderado’s first ever in the UK, kicks off in Glasgow with several sold-out shows throughout Scotland, England, and Ireland. It includes a sold-out show at Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow with a second night added, two at Olympia Theatre in Dublin, and four nights at 02 Academy Brixton in London. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below, with tickets available here.

    Sun 22nd May – Olympia Theatre, Dublin – SOLD-OUT

    Mon 23rd May – Olympia Theatre, Dublin – SOLD-OUT

    Wed 25th May – The Telegraph Building, Belfast


  • Seba Safe

    Irish Musician Seba Safe Signs To Nettwerk

    Shares Tender Single “Oscars” & Video

    ‘Oscars’ Single Artwork HERE

    The single is available to buy & stream here.

    “Very worth your time and ears.” – The Irish Times

    “I absolutely love everything he’s been doing.” Gemma Bradley, BBC Radio 1

    “…soulfully crafted music that blends elements of pop, jazz and folk together for the perfect mix.” – Hot Press

    1st April 2022 (London, UK) – Nettwerk is excited to announce the signing of up-and-coming Irish singer-songwriter Seba Safe (real name Michael D’Alton)to the label roster, and today he’s shared a poignant new track “Oscars”. It showcases his heartfelt vocals and songwriting, with simple yet melancholy lyrics that give the song a fresh twist. Seba Safe calls “Oscars” a “classic break-up blues buzz” song. “It’s about acting happy when you’re not, so friends and family don’t worry about you. Using happiness as a front. Also, the song questions the authenticity of other people’s happiness.”

    One of the most interesting songwriting talents to emerge from Ireland’s shores in the last year, “Oscars” is his first new material since the success of his debut EP Map Runner and marks a strong label debut for the Galway musician, giving a glimpse on what’s to come.

    About Seba Safe:

    Writing candidly and honestly on personal relationships, love, loss and change, Seba Safe’s

    pertinent lyrics are wrapped in a sound that combines elements of Pop, Folk, Indie and R’n’B seamlessly, establishing himself as one of Ireland’s most promising and emerging songwriting talents out there.

    With an artistic range that saw him collaborate with Æ MAK on “I Dance In The Kitchen”, the track saw heavy radio and DSP support including being named ‘Track Of The Day’ on KEXP.

    Last year saw Seba Safe securing solid DSP editorial support, selling out a second headline show in Dublin’s The Grand Social, and garnering significant airplay support from BBC’s 6 Music, RTE 2FM (including Record of the Week from Tracy Clifford), RTE Radio 1 playlisting amongst many others. With more new music to come, 2022 is set to be another breakthrough year for Seba Safe.

    See Seba Safe when he plays with alt-rock & Irish soul band Rossa Murray & the blowin’ winds.

    12th May                     Ballinadee Bus, Cork

    13th May                     Bello Bar, Dublin

    14th & 15th May          Sunflower Bar, Belfast

  • Ryan McMullan

    Ryan McMullan

    Releases Static’ and announces debut album ‘Redesign’ due September 2022.

    Live at Custom House Square, Belfast on 27 August 2022

    Portaferry singer-songwriter Ryan McMullan releases new single ‘Static’ on 1st April. (LISTEN HERE) A captivating mid-tempo pop tune with a hauntingly rhythmic chorus, ‘Static’ just gets even better with every listen. Ryan explains further, ‘…written in the Scottish Highlands with the incredible Foy Vance, “Static” came from a conversation about finding yourself in something before you’d even come to terms with it. And in turn, coming to terms with it mid-conversation. Ready or not; the heart wants.’

    ‘Static’ is taken from Ryan’s forthcoming debut album Redesign which will be released in September 2022. ‘Static’ was the first song recorded for the album so it’s fitting that it’s the first to be released. The process of recording the album was shown in the documentary Debut which was directed by award-winning filmmaker Brendan J. Byrne and shown last year at Galway Film Fleadh and on the BBC. The film centres around a four-day recording and listening session in Cruit Island, County Donegal at the end of 2019, where Ryan and his team assessed all the songs competing for a place on the album. Threaded through this is the story of Ryan’s nascent career and journey to stardom.

    Ryan will be promoting ‘Static’ and the album with a series of gigs around Ireland, the UK and Europe throughout 2022 and 2023. Having toured with household names including Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol, Ryan has also sold out the 3Olympia Theatre in Dublin and a string of back-to-back dates in Róisín Dubh in Galway. Ryan’s headlining gig at Custom House Square in Belfast on 27th August 2022 has just gone on sale, and this will be his biggest show to date. Just a taste of the wonderful things to come for this talented songsmith.

  • Artists Against Homelessness

    Artists Against Homelessness, Sun 17 April at 3Olympia, Dublin

    Curated and headlined by Kojaque Feat. Damien Dempsey, Shiv, EFÉ, Curtisy, Ahmed, With Love & Negro Impacto

    in aid of Focus Ireland Sponsored by Cadbury and Arachas Insurance 

    Tickets on sale now…

    The Sunday Independent’s Artists Against Homelessness in aid of Focus Ireland will take place on April 17th at the 3Olympia Theatre in Dublin. Headlined and curated by Kojaque, the gifted Dublin rapper who sang about the issue of homelessness and housing on his 2021 album Town’s Dead, it’s guaranteed to be an inspiring night of wonderful music in aid of a very worthy cause. 

    ‘The issue of homelessness in Ireland is one that simply shouldn’t exist and can be prevented with the right intervention from government,’ Kojaque says. ‘However, it’s not something that I have felt is in the interest of our government, which is why charities like Focus Ireland and events such as this one are so important. They offer hope to those most in need of it.’ 

    Celebrated singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey will also play on the night, as will the incomparable Zimbabwe-born artist Shiv, who has been described by indie bible The Face as having ‘exploded onto the Irish music scene with a warm, soulful sound.’ 

    ‘It is incredibly disheartening to know that with over 8000 homeless people in Ireland, a quarter of whom are children, over 200,000 houses remain vacant in Ireland,’ Shiv says. 

    Focus Ireland CEO Pat Dennigan echoes this: ‘There are still nearly 9,000 people homeless and the sheer number of children and families who are on the verge of homelessness due to the unstable housing sector is appalling. There are 2,500 children who are homeless with their families, and most lost their homes in the rental sector due to rocketing rents, insecurity of tenure and the rising cost of living. Rents have now passed the peak of the Celtic Tiger and when linked to the spiraling cost of living this has left many thousands of families and individuals at a tipping point between home and homelessness. Focus Ireland work hard every day to help prevent people from losing their homes and these services are needed now more than ever.’ 

    Artists Against Homelessness (previously known as Rock Against Homelessness) has been organised for the last eight years by the Sunday Independent’s Barry Egan. This year’s show, which has been booked by Bekah Molony, reflects the diversity of modern Ireland.   

    As well as Shiv, it features the brilliant EFÉ, who Soul Doubt magazine described as ‘an astonishing artist’, plus the wonderful Negro Impacto, the Dundalk RnB duo of vocalist Chi-Chi and producer StrangeLove, who Hot Press magazine said ‘served up some of our musical highlights of 2021 with the release of their debut EP’.

    From Dublin, the hotly tipped rapper Ahmed, With Love. will also take to the famous 3Olympia stage, as will fellow rising star Curtisy. ‘Homelessness is a major issue in our country,’ Curtisy says, ‘we see it every day and I’ve even had family become homeless. It’s great to be a part of something so positive to mark how much Focus Ireland do.’ 

    Tickets are now on sale priced at €30.00 (phone and online bookings are subject to service charge) from www.ticketmaster.ie. 


  • The Coronas

    Release the first single ‘Write Our Own Soundtrack’

    from their 7th studio album due 2022.

    Beloved Dublin band The Coronas are back with a brand-new single, “Write Our Own Soundtrack”. “It was written in the first lockdown,” explains lead singer Danny O’Reilly. “It’s about how a new relationship can give hope and positivity, even if the world is falling apart around you. When everything is suddenly upside down, love and relationships are given a new perspective and traditional ways of getting to know someone are thrown out the window.”

    Like everyone in the events industry, The Coronas have had to overcome several hurdles over the past 18 months. After the disappointment of being forced to cancel a six-month world tour and delaying an album release, the band also had to come to terms with the fact that they may have the most unfortunate band name in the world right now.

    However, when the album was released last summer, thankfully their moniker didn’t seem to bother anyone! True Love Waits topped the charts, outselling Fontaines DC and Taylor Swift on its way to number one, becoming the fastest selling Irish album of 2020.

    Now the band are back with “Write Our Own Soundtrack” and an extensive Irish tour, which takes in seventeen dates around the country. Aptly called the True Love Waited Tour, the band are set to finally play songs from the album live to their ever-growing fanbase. “True Love Waits was written to be played live,” explains O’Reilly. “We’re ridiculously excited to be on the road again and play these songs to full capacity rooms around the country. It’s gonna be emotional.”

    Tickets to The Coronas’ famous Christmas Olympia shows on the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th December sold out in minutes. Disappointed fans who didn’t get tickets won’t have to wait too long, as the band have just announced a huge Dublin show at the Summer Series at Trinity College, on the 1st of July next year.

    This will hopefully coincide with the release of a new album, the band’s seventh. “Write Our Own Soundtrack” is the first taste from this and it’s bound to whet eager appetites.


    Thurs 02 DEC               Big Top, Limerick, SOLDOUT
    Fri 03 DEC                    Big Top, Limerick, SOLDOUT
    Mon 06 DEC                Opera House, Cork, SOLDOUT
    Tue 07 Dec                  Opera House, Cork, TICKETS 

    Thurs 09 DEC               Ulster Hall, Belfast SOLDOUT
    Thurs 16 DEC               3Olympia, Dublin, SOLDOUT

    Fri 17 DEC                    3 Olympia, Dublin, SOLDOUT
    Sat 18 DEC                   3 Olympia, Dublin SOLDOUT
    Sun 19 DEC                  3 Olympia, Dublin SOLDOUT
    Mon 27 DEC                Royal Theatre, Castlebar, TICKETS 
    Tue 28 DEC                  INEC Arena, Killarney, TICKETS       

    Fri 1 July, 2022      Trinity Summer Series, Dublin

  • The Whileaways


    Release new single ‘The Milking Parlour Bar’

    Taken from their forthcoming album ‘In All Honesty’ due for release in 2022

    The Whileaways are also delighted to announce a very special hometown Christmas show in Town Hall Theatre, Galway on Sat. 11 Dec. Buy Tickets: www.tht.ie

    The Whileaways release their new single ‘The Milking Parlour Bar’ on 8th October, a song about the importance of true friends and the magic nights of music shared. The song showcases a new, fresh sound from The Whileaways while still featuring the band’s trademark rich vocal harmonies – a taste of what’s to come from their forthcoming album ‘In All Honesty’ due for release in Spring 2022.

    Noelie explains the inspiration for the song: ‘It’s been a time when we’ve all missed things that we previously took for granted – singing together, playing together, dancing together, even just being together. This song is a celebration of friendship and the simple joy of being in each other’s company all under one little roof, one blanket of truth, full of music and laughter and joy. And whatever they happened to be serving at The Milking Parlour Bar.’

    The Whileaways are Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce, three accomplished singers who came to know each other while on the session circuit in Galway in 2012. Since then they have released three critically acclaimed albums, toured all over the world, and been nominated for Best Group and Best Album in the RTÉ Folk Awards. Praise from international press has been heaped upon the band with The Irish Echo calling their sound ‘perfected simplicity’, and Hot Press saying that the trio ‘stake their claim to being among the finest singers in the country’.

    2019 saw the band broaden their repertoire with Bird On The Wire, a collaboration between The Whileaways and Pauline Scanlon. Featuring a ten-piece band including strings, the show is a unique combination of outstanding singers exploring their own interpretations of the wonderfully rich music and words of the icon that is Leonard Cohen. The show has been performed to sold-out audiences at The Pepper Canister Church in Dublin and Belfast’s Empire Music Hall and London’s Union Chapel. The show comes to Dublin’s 3Olympia Theatre on October 30th, and tickets are almost sold out!

    ‘The Milking Parlour Bar’ is taken from the band’s upcoming album In All Honesty, produced by Alex Borwick and Sean Og Graham. Borwick and Og Graham brought a subtle electronica influence to the project which was very much a new direction for the band. The combination of band and producers has resulted in a wonderful marriage of minds and an album that, while still very acoustic sounding, is elevated by more creative studio production.

    The Whileaways will tour for their album launch in spring 2022. The band trialled many of the songs at their ‘Live from Home’ online gigs during lockdown. People tuned in every single week from all over the world: mothers in Galway watching with their daughter in London and their son in New York, Zookeepers in England, people from Alaska to New Zealand. But mostly it was neighbours and friends who couldn’t meet each other in person saying instead ‘See you at the gig’. It became a very special and unique time for the band to connect with their fans. As a result, The Whileaways can’t wait to get out and see these people in person and play their new material from In All Honesty, so they’ve just announced a very special hometown show in Town Hall Theatre in Galway on 11 December.