Sophie Coyle follows up the success of her first album with her new alt-folk release, “Cuentista”. This set of eleven original songs and two old Spanish ballads chronicles Coyle’s travels through South America. Featuring a rich soundscape of musicians and the love of storytelling and melody Coyle is known for, this album promises to be an extremely good listen. Mellow and with a distinctly beyond-Irish flavour it puts one in mind of a tango bar at closing time. She will be touring “Cuentista,” or “Storyteller”, across Ireland with her band in April 2024. The album was recorded over the COVID lock downs in the Black Mountain Studios, Co. Louth and mixed by Chris Barry (Junior Brother, The Mary Wallopers) at Ailfionn Recording Studios with tracks arranged and performed by Glas Quartet and their founder Annmarie McGahon (Biffy Clyro).
Coyle fuses the laid-back west coast vibe of her native Galway with the observational lyrical style of her current home in Dundalk, where she lives with her husband , fellow musician Jinx Lennon and their three kids. Her band members are fellow Dundalkers Caroline Whately (Bass), Sharon McArdle (piano, harp, accordian) and Conor Taaffe (Drums). Coyle was shortlisted in 2019 for the International Songwriters Competition and long-listed for album of the year by the Choice Music Awards.
“Hopefully the first of many more albums to come from this promising Irish musical talent.”
- Irish News (David Roy)
“A rich-layered CD, delightful on every level.” - Irish Music Magazine (Deirdre Cronin)
“Whether she’s conjuring up magic or brewing up something darker, Coyle’s voice and narrative takes charge on the assertive Blame Me for the Storm.” - Irish Times (Louise Bruton) 4 stars
|28th March 2024
|Sophie Coyle supporting Joshua Burnside
|13th April 2024
|“Cuentista” Album launch