Shane Ó Fearghail
Shane is an Irish Singer-songwriter living in Vienna. From Dublin, his musical style fits neatly into the Irish Indie Folk box. Likened to REM, Crowded House, Rufus Wainright III and Ron Sexsmith, it is easy to see where his songwriting loyalties lie. Irish music however, is his first love.
“An uber professional at all his own appearances and whilst playing together with others. Always focused on his music, he captivates every audience. Indeed great songwriting meets high musical sense. A fantastic artist!” Bernd Rossmann – Reinhardt Best Acoustics – Germany
Having performed around Europe in 2019, playing to sold out shows from Ireland to Austria and all the countries in between, not to mention successful performances at Frankfurt Messe, Donauinselfest, the Sofar Concerts series and a run of European festival dates over the summer, Shane was also the recent winner at the international Sofia Singer-Songwriting Festival in Bulgaria. During the Covid-19 Loockdown – Shane used the time to record his new album ‘Born From Tradition”. The album is available now to order here – Follow this link for more information.
“Just listening to the new Shane Ó Fearghail album. Only one way to describe it, totallybrilliant form start to finish. Congrats.” Jackie Hayden – Hot Press Dublin.
Shane Ó Fearghail & The Host.
As a performing artist, Shane plays solo and also with his band and musical project ‘The Host’. An eclectic group of musicians this project comes with new ideas. Hailing from Austria, Claudia Heidegger (Fiddle), Emily Velasquez (Bass), David Butschek (Percusision); together they bring rhythm to Shane’s rhyme. An ensemble that “vibes up” the music with new energy; breathing sunlight into old & new songs.
All singers and incredible players, Shane & The Host have a fantastic and exciting contemporary Irish Appalachian folk roots feel, interlaced with that European twist. It is live however, where you’ll taste their full flavour. Constantly on the road 2019 has been an incredible year for Shane and for the band. Having performed around Europe, playing to sold out shows from Ireland to Austria and all the countries in between, not to mention successful performances at Frankfurt Messe, Donauinselfest, the Sofar Concerts series and a run of European festival dates over the summer, Shane was also the recent winner at the international Sofia Singer-Songwriting Festival in Bulgaria.
“Shane Ó Fearghail & the Host know how to intuitively engage the audience, caressing them with personality, wit and charm. They are captivating. The fun and passion you share with them. That’s why we look forward to a next time!” – Michael Frödrich, Executive Manager Arte Hotels Austria
Shane is putting the final touches to his new Irish Album – Release date to be anounnced soon. Recording will also begin in earnest on the much anticipated and eagerly awaited ‘Shane Ó Feagrhail & The Host‘ album. Shane is a brand ambassador for Fusion Bags, Shadow Guitars, Elixir Strings, Logjam Stompboxes and Share Me Transporters Austria.
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