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The Whileaways 1 - 13.6MB

Photography by Doreen Kilfeather The Whileaways 1 - 13.6MB

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The Whileaways 2 - 12.2MB

Photography by Doreen Kilfeather The Whileaways 2 - 12.2MB

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The Whileaways 3 - 14.5MB

Photography by Doreen Kilfeather The Whileaways 3 - 14.5MB

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The Whileaways 4 - 20.1MB

Photography by Doreen Kilfeather The Whileaways 4 - 20.1MB

Bio


THE WHILEAWAYS BIO

Instinctive sibling-like harmonies, captivating lyrics and subtle accompaniment mark The Whileaways' sound, which has been described as 'perfected simplicity' (Irish Echo,USA).

Since forming in 2012, this trio of songwriters has released three critically acclaimed albums. In their latest album 'From What We're Made', released in July 2018 The Whileaways 'stake their claim to being among the finest singers in the country' with an album  "laden with absolutely stunning melodies and harmonies" (Edwin McFee, Hotpress).

Noriana Kennedy, Noelie Mc Donnell and Nicola Joyce had each toured and recorded extensively with their separate projects before coming together as The Whileaways. Indeed, each had played gigs and festivals all over the world and over a dozen recordings to their collective credit when they began to admire each other's singing at gigs and sessions in their home-town of Galway. When a tour of Australia presented itself in 2012, they decided to test the water as a trio. They were hailed as ‘a knockout of the festival’ at the legendary Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia, and the success of that tour prompted the release of their critically acclaimed debut album the following year. Acknowledging this coming together of independent forces, The Irish Times in it's four-star review at the time said : “This is an audacious debut ... from musicians whose experience pays ample dividends here”. Following the path carved out by their eponymous debut, the band's 2015 release 'Saltwater Kisses' gave them band their firm footing in the Irish roots music scene. These three singers are cut from the same cloth and weave a tapestry of harmonies and beautifully crafted original songs. Their sound is true and their delivery is undeniably captivating.

"the sound of a fine band honing a distinctive sound" Lauren Murphy, Sunday Times Culture

"stake their claim to being among the finest singers in the country" Edwin McFee, Hot Press

"Prepare to be spellbound" Sligo Live Festival
"hollers for a chance to be heard in a live setting, so rich is its lyrical tapestry"  Siobhan Long, Irish Times

"a knockout and one of the best acts at the festival" - Sandy Brady, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia

"this bands musical penchant: perfected simplicity" - Colleen Taylor, The Irish Echo

Live Video

Performance of 'Hi Lo Rag' live on The Late Late Show - Feb 22nd 2016
'Family Well' a live performance video filmed by Stephen Murphy/City Absurdia
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Live Radio Performances

Listen to The Whileaways on Today with Sean O'Rourke RTE Radio 11 November 2016

Leonard Cohen Tribute - at 39minutes

Listen to The Whileaways on Today with Sean O'Rourke RTE Radio 11 November 2016

Leonard Cohen Tribute - at 39minutes

Selected Past Performances...

2018 IRISH TV/RADIO LIVE PERFORMANCES

RTE Radio 1 - Ray Darcy Radio Show

RTE Radio 1 - Miriam O'Callaghan Show

KCLR Radio - with John Keane

Ocean FM - Live on Ocean Drive

Fleadh TV - Performance of two songs

Galway Bay FM - Keith Finnegan Show with Lisa Regan

BBC 2 N.I - I Lar an Aonaigh

 

 

2016 IRISH TV/RADIO LIVE PERFORMANCES
The Late Late Show - January 2016
The Nathan Carter Show - November 2016
RTE Radio 1 - Today with Sean O'Rourke
Newstalk FM - Sean Moncrieff
KCLR Radio - Saturday Breakfast
Galway Bay Fm - Keith Finnegan Morning radio
Midwest Radio - Live interview


PREVIOUS FESTIVALS
Shorelines Arts Festival - Portumna
Galway Arts Festival
Inishboffin Island Conversations Festival
Feile na Bealtaine, Dingle
Doolin Craft Beer and Food Festival
Tønder Fest - Denmark  
Doolin Folk Festival, Co Clare
Folkfest, Killarney, Co Kerry
Open House Festival, Belfast, UK
Templebar Trad Fest, Dublin 
Irish Spring Tour, Germany
Conamara Sea Week Festival, Renvyvle, Galway
Electric Picnic Festival, Stradbally, Co Portlaoise
Body & Soul Festival
Cúirt Festival of Literature, Galway
RTE Radio 1 Big Music Week




 

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