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“…simply sublime, beautiful music.” Hardeep Singh Kohli, BBC Radio 2

Bluebonnet Spring EP (2016) by Edel Murphy & Ewan Cowley is available now on Bandcamp and iTunes

‘Bluebonnet Spring EP’ is the debut recording from Irish indie-folk duo Edel Murphy and Ewan Cowley. Rehearsed and recorded in hotels and theatre dressing rooms, their collaboration began on long journeys across America with ‘back of the tourbus’ song sessions. Soon, tunes were chosen, harmonies devised and a plan was formed to capture the sound of ukulele, guitar and two voices.

The five track EP evokes Americana, Indie Folk and features a new song ‘Careless Hands’ written by Edel Murphy. Other songs are ‘Gulf Coast Highway’ by Nanci Griffith, the American folk classic ‘Hard Times Come Again No More’, The Divine Comedy’s ‘Songs Of Love’ and ‘The Rainbow Connection’ from the 1979 film ‘The Muppet Movie’.

Edel Murphy is an actress and singer from Dublin. She has always been heavily involved in music, having been a soloist and member of many choirs from a young age, along with playing piano, guitar and ukulele. Edel has toured extensively with Emmy nominated Irish music group ‘Celtic Woman’, and is the soprano soloist with the world renowned ‘Riverdance’.

Ewan Cowley is a Dublin based musician and producer. He has worked with the RTE Symphony Orchestra, The High Kings, Dónal Lunny, Tommy Fleming and as an arranger and multi-instrumentalist with Emmy nominated Irish group ‘Celtic Woman’.

Edel Murphy – Vocal, Ukulele. Ewan Cowley – Vocal, Guitar, Piano, Bouzouki, Banjo. Joe Csibi – Double Bass ( 3, 5 ) Electric Bass ( 2 ) Dave McCune – Drums Tommy Martin – Irish Flute Lynda O’Connor – Violin Eoghan O’Neill – Acoustic Bass ( 4 ) Electric Bass ( 1 ) Andrew Reilly – Bodhrán, Percussion Produced by Ewan Cowley. Mixed by Mark Murphy. Mastered by Andrew Boland. Recorded by Dave McCune at The Ventry, Dublin and Joe McGrath at Hellfire, Dublin. Additional U.S recording by Ewan Cowley in Tulsa OK, Lafayette LA and Memphis, TN.


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Advanced tickets are available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

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Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).