There have been a few new releases on the Irish Country music scene in the past couple of weeks so I though I would share some of my favourites with you.
Firstly a wonderful singer, Patrick Feeney and “Step it out Mary”, I love the girl Irish dancing on the beach and throughout the video. Patrick Feeney is known for his humour and often dresses up as characters for his video’s. For me, I’m not sure it works so well in this video but I love the song and the video all the same.
I am a fan of Stuart Moyle, absolutely love his music, especially “Westport Town”. The video to his latest release is beautiful, the magnificent Irish scenery is shown in all it’s glory and the song is a good one! The video was made by Alan Clarke and apparently this took close to twelve months to plan and implement.
Another favourite of mine is Lisa McHugh. This girl works so hard and is now enjoying great success on the Irish music scene. I love her version of “Girl with a Fishing Rod” and the video is just fabulous.
Not quite a new release as it has been out a little while but I thought I would include it in order to showcase another young artist, Ben Troy, this time singing the Springsteen song “I’m on Fire”. I’ve seen Ben Troy live twice when he has been on tour with Derek Ryan in the UK. A beautiful voice, I think he has a great future ahead with his music.
Robert Mizzell has a fabulous voice; an American singer who has settled and made his life in Ireland and doing brilliantly on the Irish music scene. I love this song, “Two Rooms and a Kitchen”, it reminds me so much of being a little girl going home to Ireland on holiday with my parents to visit my grandparents.
Lastly for today, Jimmy Buckley, another great Irish singer/showman. Part of the Three Amigo’s with Patrick Feeney and Robert Mizzell, Jimmy Buckley has a huge following in Ireland. This is Jimmy’s latest dancefloor hit “A Pencil Full of Lead”.
I hope these have got your toes tapping or even got you up for a bit of a dance.
Happy Friday, share your sparkle.