Ailie Blunnie

Songwriter :: Singer :: Musician

Soundtracking across the universe

Posted by on Aug 12, 2020

Hello! By way of a quick update, I’m working collaboratively on a soundtrack for a children’s show at the moment. I’ll link the music as soon as it’s done so you can have a listen, and I’ll share details of the performances so you can go and see it for yourself if you’d like to. I really like doing this kind of work because it feels less about what I’ll snappily term ‘dredging up the swampy tortures of the soul and serving them medium-rare to people who never ordered them’ (singer-songwriting) and more about, for example, finding sounds to accompany baby birds as they valiantly learn to fly. (Boing. Wheeee. That sort of thing). It’s lovely – I’ll give all the details once it’s complete, as well as sharing the tracks. I hope you are well...

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Medea: soundtrack

Posted by on Nov 8, 2019

Medea: soundtrack

Here’s a taste of the music for ‘Medea’, the latest Irish-language production by Splódar Theatre Company (who are based in North Leitrim). I was delighted to write new music for this & had the pleasure of working with Daragh Dukes again (production). You can have a listen here:     MEDEA Promo #1 // MEDEA Promo #2 MEDEA Opening Dance MEDEA Murder Scene   It’s in its last week on stage this week, but hopefully it will get another run down the line. Enjoy, Ailie...

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Templebar Tradfest Podcast Interview

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019

Templebar Tradfest Podcast Interview

I had the opportunity to play as part of Culture Ireland’s Templebar Tradfest showcase at the beginning of this year, and an interview and some songs were recorded and included this week on the weekly Tradfest Podcast, presented by Ruth Smith and Kieran Hanrahan, and produced by Born Optimistic. I have to say a very kind thank you to the crew for including me in this podcast and being so warm and sympathetic to me and the songs and music. It’s a rare and lovely opportunity to get to participate and chat to these folks and I really appreciate the platform it offers too. I talked about life in Carrick on Shannon, some formative musical encounters and some future plans and directions. Also features great music by the Lost Brothers and the Silken Same. Hope you enjoy listening! Episode 20 – https://tradfest.ie/podcasts/...

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SIVE, EP Launch, in photos

Posted by on May 27, 2019

Here’s a couple of snaps from SIVE’s magical EP Launch last week in Anseo! Was delighted to be playing support. Photos by RF Amod. Buy/Listen to SIVE’s brand new EP here! Website: http://www.sivemusic.com/music Spotify: http://tiny.cc/lww86y YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/sivemusic Photos also include: Mark Dudley (guitar), Patrick Hopkins (drums) & Graham Heaney (bass) RF Amod,...

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Official Release: Rocky Road to Dublin

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

Official Release: Rocky Road to Dublin

I have officially released the Rocky Road to Dublin to the radio stations :-) Feel free to request it, and if you are a radio station, feel free to contact me if you haven’t received a copy yet. Stream/download/buy: Rocky Road to Dublin “..breathing brave new life into this classic ballad” Ruth Smith | RTE Radio One Simply Folk | RTE Culture Record Label: Happy Out Records Release Date: 10th March 2019 _______________________________________________________________________ ‘Rocky Road to Dublin’ is a traditional Irish folksong. The lyrics are attributed to 19th-century Galway poet, D.K. Gavan. Ailie Blunnie: Vocals, Piano, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar Arranged by Ailie Blunnie and Daragh Dukes Produced and recorded by Daragh Dukes Mastered by Richard Dowling, Wav Mastering, Limerick Video was filmed on May 24th 2018 on the way to Leitrim to vote to repeal the 8th amendment of the Constitution of Ireland: Rocky Road to...

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