Goodbye to this Troubled Year  

Hi everyone,well ,what a year 2020 turned out to be! It was just one of those huge years where nothing is the same afterwards.I hope you all managed to stay safe and well and continue to do so.We're almost there in terms of beginning to see a way through this nightmare as vaccines are on the horizon and please everyone,please continue to practice safe distancing,wearing a mask etc. 

Lets hope 2021 will bring some semblance of normality back.In terms of my own work the studio has been closed most of the year…

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HELLO  all !!....I'm delighted to announce the arrival of my new album DRIFT. I'm exceptionally proud of this collection of songs and all of the songs have a deep personal connection in that they are written about or inspired by the people and places that mean so much to me in my life. I hope that the songs will resonate strongly with you also.

The album is very uplifting and life affirming and it wouldn't have been possible without the incredible skill and talent of all the players who appear on it.

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Well, its been a while since some new music made its way here....I'm delighted to announce my new song and first release from a forthcoming album. 


..hope you enjoy it...we had a lot of fun recording it and I hope that is evident from listening.

It's available on iTunes,Spotify and all the usual good digital outlets !.....

And the dead arose! 

My sincere apologies for the neglect of the site...a new site will be on the way...

I'm recording a new album at the moment-I'm recording in The Rise Studio with the brilliant Donncha Moynihan at the helm again. We're half way through.

I'm really happy with the new songs, they sound great. I hope you're going to like them. The sessions have been really rewarding and enjoyable.

More as soon as the album is finished...i'll put up a few clips as we record....

take care,



Extracts from Under Any Old Gum Tree 

A new clip from Fred Rea containing extracts of Under Any Old Gum Tree the play about Martin O'Meara-the play is written and directed by Noel O'Neill with Kieran Garvey as Martin. The play looks very compelling.

My song  From Collie's Banks to No-Mans Land is also included with many thanks to Fred-

New Martin O'Meara YouTube Clip from Fred Rea 

This is a link to a new youtube clip from my pal  Fred Rea in Perth giving some information about the great play "Under Any Old Gum Tree" written about Martin O'Meara VC...I cant wait to see the  play, from this clip it's evident Kieran Garvey is a man to watch and Noel O'Neill has written wonderful dialogue for him. 


    <a href="<a href="">" target="itunes_store">From Collie's Banks to No-Man's Land - From Collie's Banks to No-Man's Land - Single</a>


Hi everyone, about a month ago my good friend in Perth, Fred Rea, who writes and produces the monthly magazine The Irish Scene www.irishscene.c

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Radio Interview Radio Fremantle Songs For Ireland 107.9 FM Perth 

Just finished a great chat with Frank Murphy on his show Songs For Ireland.

The show can be found online at Radio Fremantle 107.9 FM. every Saturday from 7 to 9 am (Perth time)- Broadcast date of our chat is Saturday 20-7-13 and archived shows are available at their site thanks for the opportunity to chat about the music Frank-its nice to chat about the history of songs and how they come to be-continued success with your show- Dave

Roses from the Heart- RTE Nationwide September-Cobh Permanent Installation Update 

Hi to all, apologies for not updating the news more frequently but the biggest news of recent times is that Christina Henri and her Roses from the Heart tribute to the Transported Convict Women are to be featured as part of a documentary currently being put together by the RTE Television show "Nationwide" .The documentary will cover the forced transportation of so many from these shores and will also feature the story of the ill fated Neva which has recently been covered extensively by irish…

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Roses from the Heart -great news! 

Well,a major dream has turned to reality with the news that Cobh Heritage Centre have confirmed that from next year,2013, there will be a PERMANENT tribute to the Convict Women in the Centre as part of the official tour that is offered to visitors.Christina Henri came to Cork in late October and we met with Debbie Walsh the wonderful manageress/curator at the Centre  and she confirmed they will be going ahead with the Tribute.

Its fantastic news and a great tribute to Christina's resilience and belief in…

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