June 11th 2022. F60 Celtic Music Festival
Síolta and Billow Wood join up on stage for a Grand Finale. A whopping tune set and the inofficial Irish national anthem Ride On.
Irish Singer Songwriter
June 11th 2022. F60 Celtic Music Festival
German Rock & Pop Awards 2021
The Best Song 2021. Ashbury Lane.
Great to get the news of Ashbury Lane taking top marks at the German Rock and Pop Awards 2021. Thanks to all involved who helped in putting the album and this song up there and to the Jury and organisation at the DRMV. Roll on 2022!
Irish Music Magazine
Minor Tales Major Stories Review
Minor Tales Major Stories
Own Label, 7 Tracks, 30 Minutes www.saoirse-mhor.com
Irish singer songwriter Saoirse Mhór is based in Germany where he made this EP with the help of Michael Busch, Andrew Cadie, Katie Doherty, Daniel Fleischmann, Andy Horn and Steffen Knauss. Originally the album was to be called High Treason, his release notes explaining that some of these songs were written at a difficult personal time for him. And it's true some of the words are genuinely sombre, but his ear for a melody and a hook line make them approachable and the band do a brilliant job of lightening the load. Saoirse's songs deal with a variety of emotions, and songs of this quality are able to touch us like no other art form can come close to. They also underscore what a tough, often introspective time, the Pandemic has been for creative people.
Ashbury Lane is about an imagined place, somewhere we all know, a childhood home, a sanctuary oi happy place of innocence, a locale we long for but a lane we'll never walk again.
In the days when I was younger, And I never knew defeat / When time and love might linger, And life an open street
That sense of loss is revisited on the traditional folk song Lord Franklin, the story of the unsuccessful attempt to find the missing crew of the Terror in the north of Canada. Loss is a theme of the cover art, a lost masterpiece by Carravagio, found in Leeson Street Dublin, the telling image is of the treason of Judas. Saoirse's Table of Losers is split between tracks 2 and 7, it's another deep investigalion into his soul; is it an oblique reference to the tragedy of the Last Supper? Its first iteration is a sumptuous combination of piano, fiddle and Saoirse's strong acoustic rock vocals. The reprise is a different take on the Table of Losers, far more upbeat and a positive cathartic coda from this talented song maker.
Picking up from where we left off.
Great to be able to announce gigs in the following locations enabled through the great support of Magnetic Music: Manderen (FR), Böblingen (D), Bad Homburg (D)
(D). The band is now rearing to go for 2021 and beyond. Times and dates on the Live page
Lady in Waiting.
The band who have been so bitterly held back by the pandemic are still churning away on their project for the last 15 months. With two videos under their belt and material for a new and first album it has been a hard time holding back on the urge to get out on stage. We are fevering for September and October where at least there are two concerts to show what we can do. Keep tuned folks and be patient!
Minor Tales - Major Stories. Up and Running.
Sunday news. Nice to see Minor Tales Major Stories on the longlist
Nr.4/2020 (Singer-songwriter) at the Preis der Deutschen
Schallplattenkritik. Let's see what happens...
RELEASED! October 2020
MINOR TALES MAJOR STORIES.
At last and without further ado, I am able to present to you my new EP Minor Tales Major Stories which was unfortunately held up for a few frestrating reasons. Some were decisions I made, others were situations out of my control. But lets leave that behind. The album will be solely available at Bandcamp where you can have a listen and then purchase.
My vision with making Minor Tales Major Stories was to increase the quality after making Ghosts of Tomorrow and so I was decided to add bass and drums in the form of Steffen Krauss and Daniel Fleischmann, who joined Michael Busch, Andrew Cadie, Katie Doherty and Andy Horn with all their respective wonderful talents. I do think that it is a fulfilled project and all involved gave this album a beautiful feel.
The EP originally ran under the working title High Treason and reflected a disappointing phase which I encountered and wanted to underline. Like most things time does the healing and I reverted to a title more suited to taking in all the songs. The cover still resonates this walk through the dark valley and what painting or picture can relate this dreadful circumstance better than this Caravaggio masterpiece.
I hope you enjoy it and that you spread the word.
Tree of Oak. Video: Mark Bloomer/Saoirse Mhór