Emily Whelan – ‘Mmmm Song’


Donegal’s Emily Whelan releases the “Mmmm Song” to iTunes today.

Pic by Marie Carr Photography

The “Mmmm Song” is Emily’s third release, following on from the success of her debut single “Life” (2011) and her 4 track EP “Fred” released in 2012.

With the single “Life” Emily was playlisted on national radio throughout summer 2011. The track was chosen as Single of the Week on BBC Radio Ulster and gained airplay on Today FM, RTÉ and countless other regional and local stations.

Known for her hard work and determination, Emily is no stranger to the live circuit. Emily spent most of last year touring the length and breadth of Ireland.  Last year, Whelan supported Jack Lukeman throughout his sell-out “27 Club” tour – playing in full capacity venues across the country including the likes of the Olympia Theatre, Dolan’s Warehouse, Everyman Palace Theatre and Derry’s Millennium Forum.

Emily has also supported the likes of Rory & the Island (Rory Gallagher, ex-Revs), The Henry Girls, Bagatelle and Aslan to name only a few.

Influenced by the likes of Alanis Morissette, Skunk Anansie, Tracy Chapman, KT Tunstall, James Morrison, Declan O’Rourke and Gemma Hayes, Emily’s ambition for this year is to reach more people with her music.

Emily is set to do just that with the release of the “Mmmm Song”, more touring, and a follow up EP and single later in the year.

To promote the release of the “Mmmm Song” Emily will be playing the following tour dates in June with more to be announced:

Fri 21st: CluBeo, Leo’s Tavern, Donegal

Mon 24th: Bennigan’s, Derry

Tue 25th: Ruby Sessions, Dublin

Thu 27th: Nancy’s, Ardara, Donegal

Sun 30th: Monroe’s, Galway

Full gig details are available from http://www.emilywhelan.com

Finbar Furey New Single and Gigs this weekend

Finbar Furey returns to Ireland for a series of special concerts in support of his new album ‘Colours’ an evocative collection which includes guest vocals from Mary Black and X-Factor winner Shayne Ward. The new single ‘Dan O’Hara’ will be released on Sept 21st. Finbar sang the song with Gay Byrnes help on the recently aired ‘For One Night Only’ presented by Gay Byrne on RTE. That followed an intimate portrait of the artist ‘Finbar Furey: Free Spirit’ which aired on RTE some weeks ago.

Finbar Furey 'Colours'

Finbar Furey new single and concerts

Finbar Furey has a unique pedigree – an All Ireland Uillean Pipeand Whistle Champion, singer/songwriter as well as playing 5-string banjo and guitar and now actor . Finbar has been round the block many times recording for Transatlantic records in the 60′s and after 30 years of phenomenal success as the frontman for the family group, Finbar decided it was time to pursue his solo career and concentrate particularly on his own song writing, singing and playing the instruments for which he is love
d- the uileann pipes, 5 string banjo and the low whistle. Finbar’s reputation as a solo artist has increased with every performance. He has toured extensively in Britain, Australia and Europe, treating audiences to evenings of pure Irish magic, great music, good humour, and the charm and sparkling wit associated with one of Ireland’s great raconteurs.

Oct 12th: Kytelers, Kilkenny.

Oct 13th: Middelton GAA Club, Cork.Midelton GAA

http://www.ticketmaster.ie/Middleton-Gaa-Club-tickets-Co-Cork/venue/196771 Midleton GAATel: 021 4631933 or Email: info@midletongaa.com or Crux Entertainment Tel: 021 4355482 or Email: info@crux.ie

Oct 14th: Roisin Dubh, Galway.

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Boys in Green @ No. 5 on Irish download Chart

It was celebration time at Vox Pop Media towers this week as Rory and the Island and Sharon Shannon went in to number five on the Irish download charts with the Euro 2012 anthem “Boys in Green”.

To download the track from iTunes click here.

All proceeds go to MGA Ireland.

Thanks to all for their support so far.

Rory & the Island Live Dates

Rory and the Island has announced a few live shows for Ireland in April. 

Rory and the Island has announced Irish dates

Admission to the Roisin Dubh (upstairs) gig on April 12 is €5 and tickets will be available on the door on the night. The same goes for the Kilcar Parish Hall event on April 13.

Tickets for the Workman’s Club in Dublin are priced at €7 and are available from Ticketmaster and on the door on the night.

Rory will also be making various radio and TV appearances throughout the week to support the release of Rory and the Island’s debut album ‘Auntie Depressant and Uncle Hope’. Rory will also announce some instore gigs soon. Keep an eye on this site and on Rory and the Island’s Facebook page for more information.