The Ghostlight Sessions
Category - Music Date - 05/06/2019 8:00 pm
with Don’t Fear The Natives | Rory Nellis |Sarah Buckley |Ocras
Buncrana six piece alt-rock outfit Don’t Fear The Natives revolve around a nucleus of singer Claire McDaid and guitarist/songwriter Denis Kelly. After a much publicised gig with Welsh giants Feeder and a headline appearance at Vantastival their debut 4 track offering Stupid Heart romped into the iTunes Top 20 on the day of its release. Showcasing their musical range from delicate laid back vibes to full on alt rock it has steadily picked up feature plays across local and regional radio as well as online worldwide.
“Cracking debut release! We can’t help but think of Joni Mitchell when listening to our Stupid Heart favourite, “This Tide Will Turn”, definitely ones to watch….!” – Hot Press
Belfast singer-songwriter Rory Nellis creates carefully-crafted musings on life, death, relationships and (occasionally) politics. His 2017 album There Are Enough Songs in The World was widely considered one of the strongest Northern Irish albums of 2017. He’s currently working on a highly anticipated follow up which includes his forthcoming single The Fear which finds him at his most musically earworming and lyrically incisive best.
“One of Ireland’s most naturally gifted songsmiths” – The Thin Air
It’s been a hectic 2019 for Sarah Buckley already (and it’s only April!). Her year began with a coveted place in Whelan’s Ones To Watch. She released her debut single You’ve Got Me produced by Karl Odlum (Mic Christopher, Glen Hansard, David Keenan) on Feb 15 th with the music video premiering on Hot Press the same day and the song included on the RTE Radio 1 Recommends playlist. She’s gigged extensively supporting Ham Sandwich, Mick Flannery and Cry Monster Cry to add to a whole host of festival appearances including Electric Picnic, Vantastival and Sligo Live.
“Sarah Buckley’s debut single is a beautifully rendered acoustic love song that could easily have been penned by Dolores O’Riordan” – Hot Press
Ocras are an unpredictably outrageous blend of Irish folk, funk, jazz and whatever you’re having yourself. With guitar, drums, fiddle, sax and four vocals it’s a delicious meting point of backgrounds, influences and sounds.