#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….

Happy New Year!

It’s the last day of 2014 and I have been completely useless with blogging updates since August! All of my attention went on my NCKids project NCKids which only really finished last week… More to follow on that. For now, I just wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year and reflect musically…

New song snippets…

This weekend, I thought it would be nice to sit at the piano and share snippets of some of the new material I have been writing. I have chosen three songs to share little sections of with you today – ‘Digging Holes’, ‘Put it in a Box’ and ‘A Million Hearts’. All of the songs…

Do these briefs fit?

I was recently asked to pen a song for an Irish company, more about which will be revealed soon! However, I did want to share my thoughts on writing to a brief, something I have not generally done, certainly not at this level and with a lot of responsibility attached. I genuinely wasn’t sure if…

‘The Ballad of the Tiger’

I wrote this poem earlier this year and then wrote music for it. I am in the process of recording it and filming a video so that I can share it online with you all.  I hope the poem and the song will help people grieve for the many difficult changes and losses in their…

Burning out and bouncing back…

For the first time in just under a year, I am back in the recording studio. It’s actually hard to believe that it has been that long and I suspect people have wondered why I have been so musically quiet this year. For 2 years, I consistently released my music. Starting with the first release…

‘Women Who Rock’

Capturing the fun and spirit of the debut ‘Women Who Rock’ gig on May 3rd 2013. Performing on the night were: Suzie Whelan, Clara Rose Monahan, Rachael McCormack, Sinead White and Carly Cúna and myself Sinead McNally. We held the event at Bewleys Cafe Theatre, Grafton Street, Dublin. An incredible night of blues, pop, rock,…

Boring Entertainment

I used to chat to people before I had an iPhone about spells of ‘writers block’, usually describing a period of time when my musical or lyrical creativity was practically non-existent. It was always a frustrating time but it always passed eventually, sometimes giving way to lots of new melodies and lyrics. This morning I…

I Give It My Life..

I am delighted to share with you my news that after three years of being on ‘career break’ from primary school teaching to explore my career options and opportunities in the music industry, I have handed in my resignation and the security of a guaranteed teaching career is no more! It was said to me…