Aisling Urwin is a vibrant and innovative young harpist and songwriter from Kenmare, Co. Kerry.
She has been playing the traditional Irish harp since 2003 and has many influences ranging from ethnic music to classic rock and from dub to The Dubliners. Aisling arranges accompaniment for contemporary, traditional and folk music. She began song writing in 2010 and some of her main influences are Joni Mitchell, Bon Iver, Kate Bush, Iarla Ó Lionáird and Jeff Buckley.
As well as playing the harp she also sings and composes with the piano and guitar.Aisling is currently studying music at UCC and focuses largely on composition, performance and the study of ethnic music.
Aidan is a native of Cork. He started playing guitar at the age of sixteen and began writing songs immediately. Busking was where he first learned to sing in public. His band ‘The People’ released an E.P called ‘Welcome to the 21st Century’ in 2009 after reaching the final of the J.D set battle of the bands in Dublin. He is about to release his first solo album ‘Young But Growing’ later this year together with a poetry collection of the same name. His new band Aidan And The Astronauts will be playing near you in the near future.
Hello , my name is Glenn Dunleavy, I am 22 years of age and I am a solo acoustic singer songwriter living in Kenmare , I have been writing and playing for the last 7 years and have released one 5 track EP entitled Spotless Mind and am currently writing and recording my second release which will be entitled " A Penny Dreadful".
I am also currently playing weekly slots in 2 of the bars in Kenmare: The Horseshoe and PF Mcartys..
New Moonshine are a 4 piece local band that formed in 2007 by Chris Liddle, Gill Newlyn, Nick Urwin and Anita Heffernan.. There style is a combination of acoustic American country/bluegrass and traditional Irish music using guitar, bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran and harmonising vocals. Enjoy listening to that high lonesome sound!
Laurie Shaw hails from the Wirral peninsula, England and writes and records music at his corridor studio in the Kilgarvan mountains. Laurie Shaw also operates as guitarist in the local rock'n'roll band, Red Elephant. Shaw is inspired by rock'n'roll related music from the sixties right up to contemporary bands. Shaw chases lyrics that balance observation with psychedelic imagery and is heavily influenced by John Cooper Clarke, Alex Turner and The Smiths.