Róisín O, Colleen Raney & Colm MacCárthaigh
Dublin-born Róisín O is one of the most promising new artists to emerge from the competitive Irish music scene in recent times. In a relatively short time-span she has shared both stage and studio with some of Ireland's leading artists, showing an expressive voice full of warmth and depth, and proved that combining a unique songwriting style with a commitment to hard work is still the best way to progress.
Róisin O released her debut album The Secret Life of Blue in September 2012, and went straight into the Irish Official Album charts at number 21.
The Secret Life of Blue was released by 3ú Records and recorded in the Studio Black Box in France with Grammy Award-winning producer David Odlum (The Frames, Gemma Hayes, Josh Ritter).
Colleen Raney is among the best young Celtic singers of her generation, inspired by the Irish and Scottish songs and tunes that she grew up with as a member of the multi-talented Raney family and alongside the world renowned harp and dulcimer duo Magical Strings.
"Raney brings a rich, heart, and inviting voice unmistakably American and without affectation or pretense to her music." Sean Smith, Boston Irish Reporter, May 2012.
Raney is often found singing with a band culled from the cream of the Irish music crop in Portland, Oregon where she makes her home. She is also a member of the band Story Road, based out of Northern California featuring fiddler John Weed, and guitarist and mandola player Stuart Mason.
Dublin, Ireland-born Colm MacCárthaigh is an in-demand Irish session musician who now calls Seattle, Washington his home. After studying and playing extensively in Ireland, Seattle has seen him play with musicians such as Tom Creegan, Dale Russ, Leo MacNamara, Aurora Burd as well as on stage with Magical Strings in their annual Celtic Yuletide Celebration. Colm is recognized on both sides of the pond for his deft and lively guitar playing.
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