Ireland AM – ‘My Silent Night’, the premonition!

On Thursday the 7th of November I was interviewed by Karen Koster and Ciara Doherty on Ireland AM about ‘My Silent Night’. It was the interview I had been visualising for weeks in my head. In fact, I had already gone and bought something to wear to it, two weeks before I got a call…

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…

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…

Nally in Wonderland

  So here’s what happens when a songwriter with some crazy ideas meets a digital artist with the talent to make those ideas come to life! I wanted my 2017 images to be really imaginative and full of colour. I came across Paul’s work early last year and really loved how he could take a regular image…

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…

Trying out the Trad #NALLY

Around 10 years ago, I was playing a lot of Irish traditional music, in seisiúns and with friends etc in my local town of Dundalk. I decided to try and write some ‘tunes’ even though I didn’t know if there were any rules or do’s and dont’s when it came to writing in this style….

Starting from Silence

I’ve set myself a challenge to write a song that fits in with the type of songs you might hear being sung in the wee hours of the morning in a little cosy Irish pub. Last Friday I joined in on one of those such sing-songs and sang a couple of my own particular favourites…

‘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…