Irish Singer Songwriter

Kick Start in France


Alongside the ebbing of the pandemic Síolta started off into their first step on an international stage in Manderen in France. Due to sickness the band lined up without bass player Thomas von Haefen. Nonetheless the bands star shone brightly! Coming up for me in the immediate future: Böblingen, Nieder-Liebersbach, Darmstadt and Bad Homburg. Bring it on!

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) and Hiddenhausen (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!


A wonderful tune set put together by Brian Haitz and Síolta. Fiddle Stefan Emde, Guitars Michael Busch and Saoirse Mhór, Bass Thomas von Häfen.

Leaving Uist, Maid Millar, St. Ruth's Bush.

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...

Another Take.

17.12.2020. Checking out the flexibility of one of my most popular songs and very pleased to hear it taking on this mature and thoughtful attitude. Released on Minor Tales Major Stories.

What we love to do.

Looking back at this clip from October 2020, it quite well hides the facts of what was going on globally. These three gigs were long pre-booked and the organisers went through all the motions to still stage them and make them financally viable. Thanks to Sonia, Boris and Dieter respectively. Here is hoping that we'll get back there as soon as possible. It really is what we love to do.

RELEASED! October 2020


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.

Its a finely designed digifile with an eight page booklet including lyrics and track credits. It contains six of my own songs and a cover version of the great ballad Lord Franklin . 

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.


Síolta. October 2020.

Good Friday 10. April 2020

For the day that's in it.

I wrote this song some four or five years back on another Good Friday. As always everything was toned down on the day, so I had some time on my hands. Out of the occasion, the song unfolded in one go, Although I really have a soft spot for it, it never made it as a band song and has only made it occasionally to the stage. It's one of those songs that need a certain handling. Eventually it did make it to Ghosts of Tomorrow though and it features Michael Busch on guitar and Andy Horn with bass and percussion, Katie Doherty's vocals catch the atmosphere head on.

The video was created solely on my mobile phone with two android apps, mostly because year for year as Easter came around, I felt I should share it. So easy on the criticism please. Anyway here it is. Get yer headphones on and Happy Easter!

Tree of Oak. Video: Mark Bloomer/Saoirse Mhór