Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin singer-songwriter Enda Reilly writes in both Irish and English, his songs can be heard on national radio regularly and has had appearances on TG4, BBC2 Northern Ireland and the Franco-German TV network ARTE’s Metropolis show. His album “New Songs In Irish” which is a collection of his songs and co-writes in the Irish language is now available from endareilly.com
Enda was recently in India performing music with a poetic play “Everlasting Voices” and his sharing his Climate Change Songs Workshops (more below). He has represented Ireland at the Nós Úr minority languages event in Inverness, Scotland and his song Dónal Ná Fág sung by Aoife Scott, represented Ireland in Liet, Italy in 2012 for the minority languages song competition there.
Arise and Go!, a collaboration with the Irish contemporary poet Stephen James Smith, which is a collection of poetry and original works performed by blending spoken word and song is going from strength to strength with their video of WB Yeat’s September 1913 being aired both on RTÉ’s TV show The Works and the IFTA award winning “No Country For Old Men” documentary.
In 2013 Enda played in Swtzerland and in Vilnius, Lithuania for the 11th “Tai – aš”(It’s – me) festival. As covered in the Sunday Times in November 2012, he is busy with his Climate Change Songs Workshops initiative, bringing fun songs and environmental issues into schools and other groups, through both the Irish and English languages. Enda is a winner of the Christie Hennessy Song Competition with “Follow The Water” a co-write with Co. Cork songstress Christine Deady and also came second in the Pan-Celtic Song Competition in Co. Carlow last year. He also plays a monthly improvisational concert in Bewley’s, Grafton Street, Dublin with The Lazy Band; he’s a member of The Urchin Collective, The Gospel Project and co-runs the Stars and Wishes Songwriting Workshops with Carolyn Webb.