Feb 24, 2015
Kathryn Mason
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Mickey Harte “ Wish You Well” announcing his new single.

Mickey Harte “ Wish You Well”

His new single – Impact date – 6th March 2015

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iTunes pre-order – https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/wish-you-well-single/id969499012

From Lifford, Co.Donegal, Mickey Harte is one of Ireland’s premier, modern day performers and singer songwriters. Mickey Harte has been a mainstay of the Irish roots and popular music scene for more than 10 years. He has multiple Platinum records to his credit including #1’s and many Top 20 hits on the Irish charts.

  • With a new album on the way soon, what better way to kick off a busy 2015 for Mickey, than with the release of a new single “Wish You Well” on 6th March.
  • He returns to Germany in March 2015 for some tour dates and to work on the new recordings… #watchthisspace
  • Two Recent writing collaborations with legendary songwriter Paul Brady include the radio releases “Bring it on Bring it on”, and a song commissioned for the Gathering initiative entitled “Come gather all”.
  • Prolifically composing songs throughout the years and more recently themes for RTE TV programmes including “Lords of the ring” & “Brian and Pippa get married” And as a host and contributor on various TV and radio productions for BBC/ RTE / TV3 and TG4.
  • 2014 was busy for Mickey, touring and writing new material, with the most recent of these “From Gweedore to Tralee” Feat: Moya Brennan (Clannad) receiving local and national attention from radio and media, not to mention 2 German tours, and a new German recording project just begun.
  • Mickey hosted the IMRO song writing workshop as part of the “celebration of Christie Hennessy and songwriters” in Fels Point Hotel, Tralee, Co.Kerry (Nov 2014)
  • Mickey has toured extensively collaborating and supporting many major Irish and International artists, Playing festivals and venues all over Ireland, Germany, England, Spain, France, and the USA.

WHAT THE MEDIA SAY…”Mickey Harte Has forged a reputation as a talent to be reckoned with, the 13 songs on “forward to reality” should steer him back to where he belongs, among the real Musicians”…. (Hot Press)

Harte sings of the quiet desperation of growing up in a “Bordertown,” on the third track, and there’s grit on “Broken Love” and “Living in Our Town.”  That’s the bite I’ve always wanted to hear from him… (Mail on Sunday)

If you want an album that is blissfully free of gimmickry, where quality music gives layer upon layer of listening pleasure, then this album comes highly recommended and well worth the investment… (Eurovisionary)

-ENDS-

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Feb 11, 2015
Kathryn Mason
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JANET DEVLIN – Whisky Lullabies (Suantraí Meisciúil)

JANET DEVLIN – Whisky Lullabies (Suantraí Meisciúil)

Impact date: 17th March 2015

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Janet Devlin will release her single ‘Whisky Lullabies (Suantraí Meisciúil’)’ on 17th March 2015 on iTunes. The song will be available both in English and Irish.

Northern Irish singer-songwriter Janet Devlin grew up outside the village of Gortin in County Tyrone, the only girl and youngest of four in her family. She thrived on a diet of watching Kerrang! TV and taking regular bus rides to local record stores in nearby Omagh.

  • Desperate to learn to play the drums, when her parents refused her the money to buy her own kit she resolutely entered local singing competitions to win cash prizes and pay for her drums with the proceeds. Her musicality and determination flourished and as a consequence, the songs she posted to her YouTube channel gained an unexpected but welcome fan base who were ready to support her in the next stage of her music career.
  • In 2011, she caught the public’s attention on Series 8 of The X Factor, where she topped the public vote for five consecutive weeks, more any other contestant. She left the series at week 8.
  • ‘Whisky Lullabies’ is taken from her latest album ‘Running with Scissors’, released in 2014. This 10-track debut is full of folk-driven pop songs and heart-touching ballads, which perfectly showcase her unique and enchanting vocals.
  • The tracks are mainly self penned by Janet and the album was recorded in a staggering six weeks; but hidden around the corner you’ll find featured co-writes with Newton Faulkner (‘Creatures Of The Night’ and ‘Hide And Seek’) and Jack Savoretti (“Delicate”) nestled alongside a surprising and sensitive cover of The Cure’s ‘Friday I’m In Love’
  • Janet will be heading to the States in the coming weeks. The album is getting an American release on the OK!Good label with PR by Rey Roldan who has worked with everyone from Britney Spears to Duran Duran, exciting times ahead!
  • Janet has amassed 400,000 Facebook fans and has 355,000 Twitter followers!

So what do her fans call themselves…The Devlinators, what else!

Why did she record the track in Irish?

Janet says: “Being an independent artist enables me to have creativity and control over my work. As ‘Whisky Lullabies’ is my favourite song from the album I thought I’d put a different spin on it. I wanted to re-record the track in Gaelic; ‘Suantraí Meisciúil’, as I love the different vowels and sounds of the Irish language. With some help from Davy Spillane on the low whistle I was also able to add a more Celtic feel to the backing track. I’d like to continue to record in Gaelic whenever possible, but this was a challenge, as I’d not spoken the language in many years. My education started in Irish Schools – my playgroup and primary school were Irish speaking. I stopped at the age of seven due to the fact neither of my parents could speak the language and this made it difficult to do schoolwork at home. I felt that by doing the song in Gaelic it would be a nice homage to my younger years.”

JANETS WORDS ON ‘WHISKY LULLABIES’

‘Whisky Lullabies’ was the last song I wrote for my album. Because it’s such a personal song I almost didn’t let myself write it, but I’m glad I did because it became my favourite song from ‘Running With Scissors’. When talking to people about what they think the song is about, it would appear to evoke a multitude of interpretations. However, the song actually talks about how, as a child, you always have someone around to ask you if you’re alright – then as you grow older, you may forget to ask yourself the same question.

The phrase ‘Whisky Lullabies’ represents the idea of a night-cap and compares the experience of falling asleep as a child in your mother’s arms to falling asleep as an adult, on your own. As a child you get the warmth of an embrace and drift off easily. However, as an adult, sometimes the closest you can get to recreate this feeling of comfort and drowsiness is by having a tot of whisky.”

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Feb 5, 2015
Kathryn Mason
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Eoin Glackin, Rachael Sage & Mickey Harte to play Whelan’s March 1st 2015

Eoin Glackin, Rachael Sage & Mickey Harte to play Whelan’s March 1st 2015 

– Upstairs in a very special “in the round” show

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Two of Ireland’s foremost singer songwriters, Dubliner Eoin Glackin and Donegal man Mickey Harte will join with New Yorker Rachael Sage for a very special “in the round” show upstairs in Whelan’s Dublin on Sunday March 1st 2015.

Tickets are on sale now from http://wavtickets.ie and are priced at €10.

Eoin Glackin:

Following a busy end to 2014 promoting his latest single “Rain Finally Came”, Eoin will soon be heading for Germany for the release there of his album of the same name. Eoin has been making lots of new fans with many appearances on radio and online over the last few months including performances on The John Murray Show, Newstalk Breakfast and Joe Duffy’s Christmas Eve live show.

Rachael Sage:

Hailing from New York Judy Collins has described Rachael Sage as “a great gift… of incredible talent and beauty,” while Billboard magazine reckons she is “the stitch between the great rock and pop traditions of the past and what those traditions have wrought in the hypermodern world of the present.”. Rachael will release her latest album “Blue Roses” on March 9th celebrating it’s launch in Ireland with this Whelan’s show.

Mickey Harte:

Singer songwriter Mickey Harte has been a mainstay of the Irish contemporary music circuit for well over 10 years. Career achievements include multiple Platinum records, Meteor Awards, regular RTE TV appearances, plus hundreds of concerts for audiences large and small across Ireland as well as Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, The UK, The Netherlands, and the USA. Mickey’s latest album is “Forward to Reality” and his new single will be released at the start of March.

-ENDS-

 

For more information please contact Kathryn or Lucy at Kathryn Mason | PR & Marketing on:

Kathryn – 087-2627977 or km@kathrynmason.ie

Lucy – 087-9547449 or lk@kathrynmason.ie

 

 

 

 

 

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