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 music
Cormac O Caoimh has just released his third solo cd “The Moon Loses Its Memory”. It has already been featured and received excellent reviews in The Sunday Times, The Daily Star, Hot Press, The Ticket and many many more. He has done live sessions and interviews on RTE Radio 1, NEwstalk, KCLR to name but a few and 12 of the 14 songs of the cd have already received airplay on national and local stations. A full gig of his - live from HMV (who are also stocking the cd in their stores) went out live on the RTE website. And on the success of this new cd he has received endorsement deals with Godin Guitars, Schertler acoustic amps and Logjam stompers.
The moon loses its memory is 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. He can count Tom Robinson (BBC) , Ron Sexsmith, Fiachna Ó Braonáin (Hothouse Flowers), The 4 of US, Mark Geary and Pat Coldrick among a long list of musicians who admire his music and he is being championed by a whole host of music bloggers, djs and music journalists.
"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)
“Cormac O’ Caoimh’s songwriting is akin to that of the ‘80s school of wordsmiths such as Lloyd Cole, Paddy McAloon and even Elvis Costello....a songwriter to be reckoned with" - Hot Press
"This is one album you should not ignore" - Folkwords
"O Caoimh has achieved something here that most songwriters aspire to" – Instrumentali
"Leeside singer/songwriter Cormac O Caoimh explores darker subject matter on his third album and flirts with indie pop, folk and jazz among other genres" - The Daily Star
"rooted in the ethos of Elvis Costello and Paddy McAloon" - The Sunday Times
"a versatile masterpiece" - Celebrity Cafe
"Cormac O Caoimh's Cork-accented folk shines..with his gentle lilt showing the strength of these songs" - The Ticket/Irish Times
“intriguingly beautiful..I’m definitely a fan.”- Inserttitle.ie
"it really got its claws into me...I can’t stop playing it" - Musician.ie
"this a brew that's stronger than you think, you take in its smooth taste and captivating aromas, before discovering there is more strength/caffeine beneath the surface than you were expecting and it's a bit edgier than you were lead to believe." - Fatea Magazine
"This weaving, concept album is simply amazing" - GiggingNI.com
"it exudes quality lyrics and exceptional musicality"- Ralph's Life
"placing himself at an interesting arms-length remove from the (singer-songwriter) genre..an impressive album of folk-pop songs" - we are noise
"a real tour de force...a warm folksy masterpiece..an excellent piece of work..9/10 stars" - whisperinandhollerin
"excellent songs, fine guitar work and tasteful arrangements" - Martin Bridgeman KCLR
"Subtle, thoughtful lyrics, and that smooth, honeyed delivery, make his material a joy to the listening ear" - Roy Thompson, Ballymore Acoustic Gigs
"Beautiful new album. Highly Recommended" - The 4 Of Us
"What is conceived here is a mark of triumph" - U&I Magazine
You can read all the reviews in full on the cormaco.net set (go the the “moon’s memory” page in the “info” section.
|30 Nov 2014||08:00||The Beggarman (upstairs 35 seat cinema), 14 Gillabbey Street||Cormac O Caoimh & Martin Leahy|