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Welcome to Donnacha Toomey’s page here at podcasts.ie, Donnacha has included some audio recordings of his work for you to listen to below.
Donnacha Toomey is a singer-songwriter/guitarist originally from Limerick and now based in Kerry. He comes from a family steeped in music and has a wide range of influences from various musical genres. Donnacha’s music is melodic, rootsy and mainly acoustic guitar driven. To date he has released three studio recordings, the recent “Carnival of Colours” (2009), “Reasons” (2005) and “Pedalboat” (2003).
Since its release, tracks from “Carnival of Colours” have been featured on radio stations including RTE Radio 1, RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta, numerous BBC radio stations and 4FM. The album has also received significant airplay on a number of radio stations in the United States.
Carnival of Colours” is a dynamic album featuring contributions from other musicians and “stripped down” acoustic tracks. It also features two instrumentals “Clockwork Factory” and “Daylight Moon” (solo guitar). One of the tracks, “Been a Long Time Now”, was chosen to feature on an American compilation album, “Acoustika”, that was released at the end of 2009.
Following recent solo appearances at Irish music festivals including “Spirit of Voice” in Galway, “Exile on South Main St.” in Wexford and the “Limerick Acoustic Guitar Festival” Toomey has shared the stage with numerous well known songwriters and guitarists.
Toomey performed and toured with various musicians in Italy from 1995-2000. Prior to this he played with a number of bands of various styles in Ireland.
Recently we had the pleasure of meeting with Donnacha where he spoke to us about his work and performed some of his songs especially for inclusion here at podcasts.ie – This week we are featuring an Interview with Donnacha Toomey and a unique recording of the song Reasons from Donnacha’s 2005 EP. Click on the files below and enjoy.
Donnacha’s second album “Level Crossing” is due for release later this summer.
To find out where Donnacha is appearing live click here
If you would like to find out more visit www.donnachatoomey.com