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Noelie McDonnell

Noelie Mcdonnell, LIVE AT THE ACADEMY, DUBLIN, TOMORROW NIGHT (21st Nov). Tickets still available from Ticketmaster

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Rafee Records, Blue Grace Music Self Published
Tuam, Co. Galway Ireland
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About Me

Me, Myself, and I
Beyond Hard Places

Preorder the new album from http://www.noeliemcdonnell.com/shop

Noelie is one of the best new songwriters to emerge from the west and indeed Ireland, in years and has the voice and stage presence to match. His music has recently been described as a hybrid of John Prine, Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan by Hot Press Magazine, no mean feat! This last year seen him play alongside John Martyn, Roesy, The Saw Doctors, The Chalets, Luka Bloom, The Walls & Mundy to name but a few. His festival appearances have stolen the show.

"Ireland has yet to produce an alt.country act to bother the U.S market. If there's any justice, we've just found one". -Hot Press Magazine, 2006

Visit http://www.myspace.com/noeliemcdonnell for more. (NEW SONGS ADDED)

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  • Gig Tomorrow night.

    Noelie plays the Academy in Dublin (Tomorrow, Friday night). It's promised to be a fantastic show, so if you're in the capital, please do come along! Tickets are still available from Ticketmaster, for €12.50.


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  • I'm playing at The Academy...

    .. And I need your help. Me and the band have been booked to play Dublin's Academy on Abbey Street on Friday Nov. 21st. It's the biggest gig yet for me and promises to be the best one too. Do come along on the night and help us to put the West back on the map! There'll be a bus from Cloghanover and Tuam and back, details to follow shortly on this. Meanwhile if you want to book a place on it contact noeliemcdonnellmusic@gmail.com . It'll be a great night altogether, I can't wait.

    In other news I've been recording some new songs over the last few days which went well. Me and Brian and Liam Caff, Keith Mullins, Larry and Olivia lit the fire, plugged in and pressed record. I'll need another while to get it into shape but it was a good start.

    I'm off to the UK with the mighty Sawdoctors for December. I'll be opening for them on all their dates leading up to the Christmas there and then back for my own gig in the Roisin Dubh on December 21st. I'll be heading back over the Irish Sea again at the end of January. All the details can be found on www.myspace.com/noeliemcdonnell

    Issie and I were both delighted to hear 'Nearly Four' getting so much airplay and we couldn't believe it when it got to number 15 in the Irish Charts. Wow! Thanks to everyone who downloaded it over the past few weeks. We are currently working on our next big hit although we've exhausted the nearly five idea at this stage and we're moving on! … Sincere thanks to all x

    It's gotten awful cold hasn't it? Never mind, Christmas is coming. See ye all soon.


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  • Howye! A few new songs on MySpace...

    I've received a number of lovely comments and messages about the the recently posted songs on http://www.myspace.com/noeliemcdonnell and thought I'd just say a little bit about them and generally thank everyone who listens and has been listening over the past couple of years. So thank you! It's very encouraging to check the page and see that the songs are being heard and appreciated.

    New York City is the only remaining song from the Noelie McDonnell album which was released in Ireland in Feb. 2006 ( and is still available on this page of course!! ) It's a song that people often ask me to play and represents the more solo side of what i do. With that in mind I've taken a selection of songs from demos that have been made over the past while, some of which are solo, some played with friends of mine who luckily for me are also fantastic musicians. Drifting and You Can't Give Up are the most recent songs and were recorded on a cold Tuesday evening in Nov. 2007 by John Flatley as myself, eimhin, will, larry, gert and new addition Muireann Cradock rehearsed for a christmas gig in the back of Campbell's Tavern. Winter and Broken Dishes were recorded in Pat Coyne's house in May 2007. Pat plays guitar with Sean Keane and is a world class musician and absoloute gentleman. He's got a myspace too. Check out my friends section. Finally It Won't Hurt was recorded along with nine other tracks in a day in the Hatch recording studio in England by Hugh and Ben in Sept. 2006. I had a great time there and even slept in a yert!

    As I mentioned, all these new tracks are quickly made demos and were put down as a way of sketching and remembering as I hawked my guitar around the place doing gigs, trying to keep myself and hopefully a few others entertained! I'll continue to do that and let ye know where I'll be playing next. A new album is on the way. Hope you all enjoy these songs in the mean time Thanks again for lending your ears and keeping in touch. Spread the word and I'm sure I'll see ye all soon.

    Lots a love, Noelie x

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  • Brook Campbell 9/24/11
  • luv Ian Murphy

    well noelie you played in pats about 2 months ago u rocked,i see the rain is still splish splashin

  • Dylan

    nollie you rock you taught in our scholl for a while st patricks collage

  • The Performance
    The Performance

    Hey Guys ! After the success of Performance 2008, we will be starting gigs in Galway in March at the Roisin Dubh - if you would like to take part - contact us at Theperformance08@gmail.com or 0879741329 Thanks Paddy

  • Sarah Clarke
    luv Sarah Clarke

    Hi Noelie-when are you heading to the west coast of Scotland ??-about time you came to Oban -contact 'Skipnish Ceildh Club- the have all kinds of bands in the summer/ the Lorne / Cuan Mor getting a stage too and the Water front bar has band nights. Bigger venues -The Gathering Halls and the Corran Halls-----I'd love to hear u live--sarah

  • luv Rachael Totten

    Hey Noelie, Just to say you were great tonight at the Barrowlands. I seen you in Inverness with Saw Docs last year, brilliant then but better now! Congrats. Hopefully see you again sometime soon. xxx

  • Amy
    luv Amy

    Pure class last night at Liverpool!

  • Niamh Walsh
    Niamh Walsh

    Hey Noelie, Just spoke to your Dad. He says you busy touring in UK. Hope you having a ball. He played me the new song. loved it. Happy Christmas, hopefully will get to see ya in the New Year. N xx

  • Sarah Clarke
    luv Sarah Clarke

    Hello Noelie-Just checking through the Acoustic profiles and listened in to yours--some you listen to for a few secs and you know its not for you---but I was drawn in by your voice,words and music- you have it all--will send some love for makeing my day-sarah

  • Honor Rushe
    Honor Rushe

    greatr show in shepherd's bush sat-fair play!

  • Caroline Joyce

    Uve got urself another fan Noelie!!! Dad's (Do) ragin he missed ya in de Acadamy but Mac (my godfather/ur dad:D ) only told him d nite b4 dat it was on! We'll keep an eye out 4 de nxt time ur in Dublin n we'll b in 2 cya. Caroline x

  • luv Martin McCauley

    Fantastic performance last night at the Barras. Look forward to seeing you again at some point :)

  • Ev Murphy

    Ha i agree Ted! Fancy meetin u here?? haha. Yeah class gig in the Academy the other nite man, had to buy ur album! :D Keep up the good work and come over to the east more often! ha PS. U look like Heath Ledger in that pic up ther! ha

  • Amanda Moran
    Amanda Moran

    Any gigs lined up for after christmas?

  • luv Ger

    class gigg last night!!!! savage songs, ye got urself another fan:D let it rain!

  • Ger

    see ya friday night ted....listened to a few songs, sounds good!!:D

  • Eugene McGivern
    Eugene McGivern

    Nice appearance on Imeall last night. Well done Noelie!

  • Keith Moggan

    congrats noelie, good to c your finaly getin your rewards. nearly four a big hit wit my kids, if you want still dreads give me a shout!!

  • Con Murphy

    Hi Noelie, Delighted to hear you are finally making it, i was introduced to your music from som of the Headford lads a few years back and was impressed from the word go. Its great to see a local act making the air waves. I saw you there a good few weeks back at Fintan Joyces 21st in the Tavern, great night! If you get a chance check out Heavens Table on my page, its a song i wrote a couple of years back, i am my own worst critic so have a listen and tell me what you think. Best of luck and continued success.