Author: shane

A Long Road

Shane Ó Fearghail – A Long Road Shane is an Irish Singer-songwriter from Dublin, now based in Vienna. His musical style fits neatly into the Irish Indie Folk box. Likened to REM, Crowded House, Rufus Wainright III and Ron Sexsmith,…

An Irishman’s Journey in Europe

Spring Steps Tour March 2019. Gearing up for stepping out  and it’s all pretty bazar. I wanted to be a fireman or simply have a helicopter. That was my childhood dream. I loved to draw and paint. Mostly draw though…

Gael

Gael was written in Vienna in 2014. Or at least that’s where the writing begun. The journey started when first I set foot on a famine grave as a six year old boy, with my father in West Cork just…

Sounds

Sounds – Part I Sounds are coded things. Wrapped and coloured with messages. Those messages can be good and bad. Sounds are possibly our first real experience of the world and our relationship to it. As we begin the brutal…

Words

Words Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me… So they say. Words are just words we were taught to ignore. This is the first blog of 2019 and over the next series of blogs…

Time & Tide

Time and tide waits for no one and isn’t it amazing how time flies. We say that all the time. But looking at our phones, time online or even reading this is a testament to just how distracted we are….

Thank You!

So this is a very special post from myself and all at the SOF team. We would like to say a huge thank you to Katrin Schmirler for the most recent and great review she gave the new album “They…

In the Summer time …

It’s super hot here folks in Vienna. As I write to you it says 30 degrees and that’s indoors. Outside it’s clocking 32º – so the iPhone says. I’m inclined to believe it. Being Irish I have taken to applying…

Summer Songs…

Live at the Exposure Music Festival Croatia – Photo by Mark Peters You’d think by looking through this blog that it had been a quiet few months. You’d be forgiven for thinking that I have been hiding under a stone…