Earagail Arts Festival in association with
The Breath, Ciaran Lavery, Eve Belle
In 2016, 7 Million People listened to 207 Years of Ciaran Lavery. He may wield an acoustic guitar and write achingly beautiful universal truths, but Ciaran Lavery doesn’t conform to the sensitive singer-songwriter archetype. Fast becoming one of Ireland’s most in demand exports, Ciaran has appeared on German radio and television, Spotify television in the USA and was selected to play at Willie Nelson’s BBQ at Luck Ranch in Texas by the man himself.
The Breath is Stuart McCallum (former guitarist of The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Ríoghnach Connolly and McCallum’s fellow Cinematic alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers. Born out of Manchester’s fertile music scene they mix Irish folk influences with mesmerizing guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks. Connolly’s soulful vocals are interwoven into the electronic fabric of McCallum’s distinctive soundworld. In turns hypnotic, lush, powerfully raw and raucously punchy, their songs entrance, uplift and break your heart as The Breath conjure a kaleidoscope of sound that perfectly frames Connolly’s raw songs and soul cleansing vocals.
Eve Belle’s music is lyrically focused, honest, and descriptive. Her first EP, Sonder included the achingly beautiful “Too Young To Feel This Old”, and her cover of “Violet Hill” by Coldplay was shared by the band themselves on their social media.