‘The Acoustic Yard’ is a new monthly singer/songwriter session taking place in Matt Molloy’s and starting on Tuesday 25th of February 2014. This showcase event hosted by David Dee Moore is supported by IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) and Matt Molloy’s bar and will feature some of the best songwriters from around the world.
The first session in February will focus on the talented songwriters from Mayo with special guest Sinead Madden, originally a Claremorris native setting the standard. Sinead released her critically acclaimed solo CD ‘Honey Promises’ in 2010, with her voice and songs compared to that of Sarah McLachlan. She has worked with Maire Brennan penning two songs on her latest CD ‘Signature’ and has toured playing fiddle and singing with Clannad.
Sinead is currently working with Rock legends Def Leppard and recently recorded with Joe Elliott on the newest offering from The Down and Outz. She has shared the stage with some of Ireland’s finest exports such as Brian Kennedy, Glen Hansard and Mundy to name a few.
Tony Reidy was born and reared in Aughagower near Westport, Co Mayo. He started songwriting in the late eighties and has released three CDs ‘The Coldest Day In Winter’ and ‘A Rough Shot Of Lipstick’ and his latest CD ‘Hayshed Days’. He has gained a considerable reputation as a songwriter with themes including tales of informers, small town romance, dreamers, losers and clowns. His songs have been regularly played on RTE and the BBC.
Brian Duffy is a native of Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland. From an early age music developed naturally for him and he started performing from the age of 10 and has been immersed in music ever since. From the age of 17 Brian took his work abroad and has traveled extensively throughout the world, playing music and absorbing different influences along the way. He recently released his latest CD ‘I am so’ a wonderful collection of contemporary original songs that concentrate on his folk and traditional roots.
The Acoustic Yard will also offer new artists a platform and Peter Lawlor from Castlebar will complete the bill. Peter is the principle songwriter with ‘Hail from Russia’ who release their new EP in March 2014.
For further info contact David Dee Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org