Cormac O Caoimh
Cork, County Cork
A honeyed whiskey drink, a fine cognac on a cold winter’s eve,a warm woolly jumper in muted earthy colours, a colour .. a rich mahogany warm and beautiful and a water colour painting all have in common??? They have all been used in reviews to describe Cormac O Caoimh’s previous album “A New Season for love”
His new album and his third solo outing “The Moon Loses its Memory” is due out in the summer. But this cd is a different collection of songs. Some (Basement, Silver as mercury and Burning Coal) are exploring darker subject matter to previous releases. Others (Maze of your hear, Man of Sand and Yellow Crumbs) fit closer to the indie pop collection of his first cd (Start a Spark) and others continue in a similar style to the songs of A New Season for Love (but given a different treatment). And yet..they all fit together either sonically or thematically.
The finished product was also a very unique collaboration between the audio and the visual, between pictures and words, between stories and dreams...between the songwriter (Cormac O Caoimh) and between the photographer (William Crowley).
William Crowley chose 14 of his wonderful photographs that personally related to each song.
Cormac O Caoimh is a singer-songwriter and classical guitarist from Cork, Ireland. His intimate vocals and exquisite guitar playing is attracting the attention of musicians and music lovers alike. His new series of videos attracted the attention of Godin Guitars and he is now an official Godin Guitar endorsee.
O Caoimh has picked up some well-known admirers along the way including Ron Sexsmith and Tom Robinson (BBC) and has shared the stage with fellow luminaries; Damien Rice (in the Paradiso, Amsterdam), Declan O Rourke, Josh Rouse to name but a few. He plays all over Ireland and also ventured further afield playing headlining gigs and festivals in Edinburgh, London, Amsterdam, Canada and New York (including Canadian Music Week in Toronto, London Calling in London and various other Folk, Jazz and Rock Festivals).
"Cormac's songs are like little sculptures... considered, shaped and honed into things of beauty that find their way to your soul."
- Fiachna Ó Braonáin (Hothouse Flowers)
"Beautiful beyond words" - Mutant Space
"Feels as if you’re wrapped up in your warmest coat glimpsing some vast and beautiful landscape through the condensation laden windows" - Tom Robinson (BBC) 's Fresh on the net site
"Leaves you feeling that all can be right with the world" - Fatea Magazine
"There is true magic here" - Folk Words
"O’Caoimh’s voice is flawless delivering songs of undoubted maturity" - Claire Kane
"His voice is a wonderfully expressive instrument..the result is a cohesive and excellent album" - Leonard's Lair
"I challenge you not to be charmed." - We Are Noise
"The album is a treasure trove of song. A class act. A class record" -MR
“mature and intelligent and the albums natural feel gives it a worthy intimacy” - Hot Press
“songs which speak to the subconscious and have a comfortable place in the psyche” – Drop-d
"A haven for acoustic folk goodness. Lyrically sophisticated. Perfect chillout music" - Show me something different
“Cormac expertly delivered his brand of folk magic to the room, hypnotizing all present with a voice that creeps easily to the ear” – Mutant Space
“man was he amazing..smooth and catchy vocals..intoxicating story telling and melodically pleasing..his new music is exciting and refreshing” – Mode Music