Saint Caoilian releases his debut, The Faraway EP coming on the back of a year of prestigious support shows with Roy Harper, Ryley Walker and a recent tour around Ireland with Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg.
Having worked as a potato picker, a Santa Claus, a temp at an ill-fated music store, an obscenely quiet busker, a barman, a sexual health teacher. He has sold vases and scarves at flea markets and played the part of a “moving picture” at a Harry Potter themed wedding. Work which has, in one way or another, encouraged a lot of introspection.
Throughout this time he has been a musician and a DJ, based in the south of Ireland.
Playing guitar and writing songs since the age of fifteen, well worn through years in rock and roll bands he has very recently begun playing solo shows that reflect a folkier and sparser terrain. Backed with an electric guitar, a sense of entitlement and an overly sentimental view of almost everything — his music reflects a part of his record collection that hosts Paul Simon, John Prine and more recent luminaries like Bill Ryder Jones and Angel Olsen.
«His first solo single allows that raspy sweetness to dominate a song of bright laid-back blues folk» — Irish Times (Single Of The Week)
Cork Midsummer Festival [Cork Loves Music], The Poor Relation — June 22nd
Cork Cricket Club [Support Sean O’ Hagan] — July 2nd
Clonmel Junction Festival — Baker’s Bar — July 6th
Tír Na nÓg — [Cootehill, Cavan] — July 21st
St. James Church, Mallow [Cork] — July 29th
Connollys Of Leap — August 3rd
Another Love Story — August 20th
Nussbriete, Wedding [Berlin] — August 25th