11 original tracks composed with love by Susan quirke
I am delighted to be releasing my debut record this April. It was recorded in The Qube Studio in Dublin and The Meadow Studio in Wicklow, Ireland, and mixed and mastered by David Odlum at Blackbox Recording Studio, France.
Musicians involved: Vocals: Susan Quirke Guitars: Colm Quearney Violin: Colm Mac Con Iomaire Drums: Graham Hopkins Bass: Robbie Malone Piano: Justin Carroll
All songs were composed by Susan Quirke.
Produced by Susan Quirke and Colm Quearney Engineered by Ruth Kennington and Rían Trench
I love music. It makes me feel an aliveness in my belly and in my heart that nothing else on the planet does. Writing, recording in studio, the mixing and mastering process, performing at festivals, being in a room harmonising with other musicians, singing in my kitchen using the sweeping brush as a microphone... all of it.
Due to COVID-19 all performances this year have been cancelled, but I'm using the time to write, sing and collaborate online with other musicians, and do what I can to stay to stay well and connected to the creative force that is within us all.
I have already released 6 original tracks which you can check out below, alongside 4 music videos, achieved an iTunes no.1, played some wonderful live on air sets on national and regional radio, and played at venues throughout Ireland, the US and Australia. My yet to be released debut album ‘Into the Sea’ features Irish music veterans Colm Mac Con Iomaire on violin (solo artist, The Frames, the Swell Season), Colm Quearney on guitar (the Square Pegs, Lír), Robbie Malone on bass (David Gray, Lír), Justin Carroll on piano (the Frames, Iron and Wine), and Graham Hopkins on drums (Therapy, the Frames, the Swell Season). The album was engineered and mixed by Ruth Kennington, mastered by Grammy award winner David Odlum, and co-produced by myself and Colm Quearney. I am releasing my debut record 'Into the Sea' on April 23rd, 2021. Can't wait to share it with you. You can read a personal blog I wrote about the making of my album here.