Dragging, quite literally, both piano and guitar around Ireland since she was 15, Bairbre Anne is finally making her debut album .........
….. over the last number of years Bairbre has opened for many artists such as Paul Brady, Imelda May, Adam Cohen (son to Leonard) Gavin James and James Vincent McMorrow, she has also sung live on national television with various people including the excellent Wallis Bird.
2010 saw the release of Bairbre’s debut EP ‘Helium Heart’, which was met with great critical acclaim. Since then Bairbre moved to London, gigging in many prestigious places including Ronnie Scotts. Its here that she met renowned producer Sean Genockey.
Over the last two years, working with Genockey, Bairbre has recorded two brand new EP’s the first of which is called ‘Arrows’ (released June 2014) and the second ‘Sparks’ (released May 2015). She has signed a label/publishing deal with UK Label, My Hart Canyon Music Ltd., a new and intriguing label who are very excited to work with Bairbre’s music.
Bairbre was fortunate to have musical guests such as Paul Brady, Steve Bowman and Jesse Wood (son to Ronnie) feature on these recordings.
Having moved home and now living in Dublin, she is working together with Collective Management to promote Sparks EP and Bairbre is working towards recording her debut album in early 2016.
Below some words written about Bairbre Anne’s recent live performances:
‘With her feisty attitude, fresh sound and incredible vocals, she is without doubt one of our favourite up-and-coming acts in the country at the moment.’ Her.ie (2014)
‘Bairbre Anne proved to be a triple threat – switching between piano and guitar while simultaneously wowing the crowd with her unique vocals. For some, the stripped down live setting can be a hindrance, but the tracks sound just as good – if not better in some cases – live’ Hotpress (2015)
‘……with her performance of Dark Heart, Bairbre Anne is like a Gaelforce Stevie Nicks’ Barry Egan, The Independent. (2015)