Debut Album 'Into the Sea'
Ó a Bhríd - Ode to Brigid
An ode to Brigid, commissioned by herstory
Susan was commissed by Herstory.ie to write a piece of music in honour of Brigid for St. Brigid's Day, 2024. In her own words;
"Since landing home from Australia I have been making music with Enda Gallery deep in the hills of Kilfernora in County Clare. We have co-written and co-produced an Irish meditative mantra in our own native tongue, 11 minutes and 33 seconds long, imbued with love, the rhythm of a heartbeat through the sound of the bodhrán, magic and mysticism to honour the Spirit of Brigid and our homeland of Éire.
The song flowed peacefully through us as we sang our vocals through the light of a flame. In honour of Brigid and her sacred symbols, we have the sound of fire crackling throughout the track. We also recorded the water from St. Brigit's well in Liscannor to balance the sound with running water from the well. The song is also created at 432hz, known as a healing frequency."
Listen below via Bandcamp, also available on Spotify, Apple, YouTube and other platforms.
"Tabhair dom do lámh
Oscail mo chroí
Ag athrú ar nós crann
Ciúin ar nós uisce domhain
Ó a Bhríd
"Give me your hand
Open my heart
Changing like a tree
Quiet as deep water
Ó a Bhríd
Praise for Into the Sea
'Into the Sea is a bewitching statement of intent, a true labour of love.'
- The Irish Independent
'Album of the week on BBC Radio Ulster'
- The Late Show with Eve Blair
‘Into The Sea surprises by delivering not only shades of the peaceful paean of Follow Rivers Way but also several tracks that are filled with undeniable rock attitude.'
'Quirke has written with real honesty and bravery. The album is ethereal and grounded, making for a record that shows remarkable depth. The Embrace is a powerful indie anthem.'
- Hot Press Magazine
'Immersive, echoes of Mazzy Star, Laura Veirs, and Cat Power'
RTÉ Radio 1 Arena
'A stunning breakthrough debut album of mesmerizing indie-rock and folk... a grower of an album with great depth and texture that form an ethereal sound you can get lost in, bringing the listener into a deeper richer experience with every listen.'
'Into The Sea is an astonishing debut, embracing the sounds of indie rock, folk and traditional music with a modern twist and Susan’s own ethereal magic.'
- Irish Daily Mail
Susan Quirke Music
Into the sea
The embrace 3:250:00/3:25
To the bone 4:460:00/4:46
Treasure scattered 4:220:00/4:22
Winter's here 4:030:00/4:03
Hold on 2:470:00/2:47
I like the way 2:570:00/2:57
Let us love 4:030:00/4:03
Follow rivers way 2:390:00/2:39
Into the sea 5:050:00/5:05