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, Glen Hansard 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
The New Album
During the Covid-19 Loockdown – Shane used the time to record his new “Irish” album ‘Born From Tradition”. Read about the new album here.
“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.
At home with family is where it all started musically speaking. Having worked internationally in the Animation industry for over ten years, Shane played shows and trad sessions, writing and singing wherever he went. Becoming a professional musician it seems was the next logical step. Head hunted by labels big and small, this Dubliner was always destined to follow his own path. With four albums and three EP releases to his name ‘Born From Tradition’, is an exclusive Irish Folk album that takes him home.
Shane Ó Fearghail & The Host.
As a successful live performer Shane tours solo and also with his band ‘The Host’. Hailing from Austria, Claudia Heidegger (Fiddle), Emily Velasquez (Bass), David Butschek (Percussion); together Shane & The Host are an eclectic group of musicians. The style has a distinct Irish feel, rattled with traditional Gaelic and Appalachian roots and rhythms. Up tempo, crowd engaging and full of soul, all singing; this ensemble makes for a great live experience.
Constantly on the road, it has been an incredible journey for Shane and for the band thus far. Having performed around Europe in 2019 and early 2020, playing to sold out shows, including successful performances at Frankfurt Messe, Donauinselfest, the Sofar Concerts series and a run of European festival dates, 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
Recording will also begin in earnest on the much anticipated and eagerly awaited ‘Shane Ó Fearghail & 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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