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The Open Door Sessions

The Open Door Sessions

9pm Friday 21st June 2019

Nixy’s, The Square Bar, Bailieborough

Fergus Daly (Indie-rock)
Olivia Canavan (Visual Artist)
Danny Forde (Singer/Songwriter)

Supported by Cavan Arts

 

Fergus Daly is an upcoming Irish indie-rock artist. Despite only releasing his first song in December 2017, he has gone on to rack up over half a million cumulative views for his music videos!

 


 
Although always being musical and a music lover – it runs through his veins, he says - Daly was a late starter on the music scene, only setting off on this journey in earnest in autumn of 2016. The catalyst was upheaval in his personal life, a difficult episode which he channeled into his latent, untapped songwriting ability. A few months later he had produced sufficient material for a debut EP, which he set about recording in Autumn 2018, in Jealoustown Studios, under the stewardship of producer, Stuart Gray (who also played guitar and keyboard on the album).


           
“I'm wearing my heart on my sleeve in this album ... in terms of concept, I think it's an attempt at an honest portrayal of myself: a bundle of contradictions ... hence the title ...  each song representing a different side of me ... some being deeply personal, being forged from a difficult period in my life ... But I hope, despite that, their appeal is universal in nature ...”


 
www.fergusdalymusic.com
www.facebook.com/fergusdalymusic
www.instagram.com/fergusdalymusic
soundcloud.com/fergusdalymusic



 

Olivia Canavan is a professional visual artist living and working in Co Cavan. She holds a National Diploma in Textile Art from GMIT, a BA Hons Degree in Fine and Applied Art, Unversity of Ulster and a H.Dip in Art Education from Crawford Collge of Art and Design. Olivia is currently teaching art for over 15 years. Working across a broad range of discipline, such as paint, textiles, feltmaking, theatre and ceramics her practice is under pinned by a strong sense of participatory approach and collaboration with various artist groups and communities.

 


 
Olivia has her own studio practice where she works in the medium of ceramics. She teaches ceramics and pottery to participants of all ages.
 
Olivia has exhibited locally and nationally in group exhibitions, and has successfully undertaken and managed large art projects in the education sector.

She has exhibited widely and is a member of Bailieborough Creative Hub, Meath Arts Group and has served on the ATAI executive board.

www.facebook.com/oliviascottagecrafts



 

Danny Forde is a singer-songwriter and composer hailing from Dublin. Vocal harmony, string quartets, fingerstyle guitar, and healing sounds feature strongly in all his music. Danny trained originally as a concert pianist, later cutting his teeth as a singer/guitarist with rock, folk, and funk bands, before diving into the world of film and theatre composition where boundaries between the art forms break down, all the while developing his songwriting craft.

 



Taking influence from a wide range of artists and styles, notably Bon Iver, Damien Rice, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Elbow, and Nick Drake, the music is acoustic-driven, while often weaving in elements funk, disco, choral music and classical.



Coming from a background in Yoga, Danny’s greatest inspiration comes from the ability of music to resonate with the goodness, love and creative energy living inside everyone.

"Beautiful vocal harmonies and folk vibes" - meadowmusic.se
"Heavenly" - Irish Theatre Magazine
"New Artist Of The Week" - The Irish Times

www.facebook.com/dannyfordemusic
www.instagram.com/dannyforde
twitter.com/dannyforde

 

 

 

9pm Friday 21st June 2019

Nixy’s, The Square Bar, Bailieborough

Fergus Daly (Indie-rock)
Olivia Canavan (Visual Artist)
Danny Forde (Singer/Songwriter)

 

 

 

 

Published

21 Jun 2019

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