Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Cormac O Caoimh

Second artiste to be featured in Ralph's trilogy of Irish related music blogs is former Citadels frontman Cormac O Caoimh, a singer songwriter from Cork.  He has just released his second solo CD - 'A New Season for Love' - and the twelve track album is currently receiving rave reviews in Ireland.  He's currently Play Irish artist of the month and featured on  RTE 1  Arena.  His smooth vocal and exquisite guitar playing is attracting the attention of the music press and an ever increasing audience.  His latest single 'Remember When We Didn’t Kiss' topped the itunes download charts on its release.

'Remember When We Didn't Kiss' is a sensitive, poignant song mirrored by the simple but effective musicality of Cormac's  acoustic guitar, an Irish James Taylor.

Cormac O Caoimh has picked up some well-known admirers along the way including Ron Sexsmith and Tom Robinson.  He's shared the stage with fellow luminaries Damien Rice, Declan O Rourke, Josh Rouse, Mark Geary, Nick Kelly, Miles Hunt and Damien Dempsey to name but a few.  He also ventured further afield playing headlining gigs and slots in Edinburgh, London, Amsterdam and New York.

He's been variously described as 'a honeyed whiskey drink', 'a fine cognac on a cold winter’s eve', 'a warm woolly jumper in muted earthy colours' and 'a colour .. a rich mahogany - warm and beautiful'.  They all pretty much sum up his sensitive, intuitive and evocative songwriting style.  His music is best served up with a nice glass of warm red and the proximity of your significant other.  'Ghosts' is a classic example of that with it's light, intimate and romantic tones, a bit of a flash-back to the early days of Stephen Bishop.

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