Finding my sound in ‘Ship Street’

It was a hot August day. I boarded a fight from Dublin to London alone. I took out my lyric journal and started to write stuff down, as I looked over the wings of the plane. It had been a tough few years. The independency of the music business had taken its toll and I…

I saved my IVF needles to make a music video….

After multiple failed rounds of IVF treatment, I felt that it was so important to put all the negative emotions into something positive. I saved the needles from my treatments and found a way to use them in a music video. The sadness of not having a family when you are doing everything in your…

8 weeks to go……

In just under eight weeks, I will release a new song and video called ‘My Silent Night’. If the truth be told, I am nervous as hell. For me, releasing music has always been a huge buzz of anticipation, excitement and of course nerves but this time it’s a bit different. I’ve been out of…

In the land of Tír na nÓg…

Unless you are Irish, you probably won’t have heard about ‘Tír na nÓg’. Meaning ‘land of the young’ ‘Tír na nÓg’ is a Celtic otherworld and in our primary school history lessons we learn about this beautiful land in the western sea. People who lived here never grew old and there is a particular love story…

Photo Fantasies #NALLY

So today, I had my first meeting with the photographer I am going to be working with for my re-branding images. Paul is a digital artist who I discovered on Instagram. I was immediately drawn to his work because I love the way he can take a shot of a regular image and transform it…

Quite literally ‘Unearthed’ – #sRated #nafianna #irishmusic

If you have ever been to a gig where your feet and legs start to take on lives of their own, tapping and moving uncontrollably, a little like Michael Flately has just morphed his way into your lower half then you will understand the absolute energy that kicked in at the launch of Irish band…

‘Dance With Me’ in Greece!! #sRated

Every so often I hear of couples who have chosen ‘Dance With Me’ for their wedding ceremony or reception. This week, I know of a couple who got married in Greece and chose it as a song for their ceremony. Things like that blow my mind a little. It’s a song I wrote in 2009…

#sRated Photoshoot – Magic in the Making!

Last Wednesday, I filled my car with props, clothes, accessories and all sorts of bits and pieces, spent about an hour putting the hairdo together and hit the road to Sligo! It was a long morning of preparation after a few weeks spent putting Pinterest boards together, sourcing a photographer and makeup artist, etc etc….

The Picnic’s Off… Roll With It!!

On a weekend that I had marked so deliberately in the diary with huge capital letters and a yellow highlighter pen with the words ELECTRIC PICNIC, I instead find myself on a bus to Dublin for an appointment at the passport office. The only experience of EP that I’m getting today is the Twitter and…