As many of my regular readers will know, I am a huge music lover. And apart from the love of discovering a band before everyone else discovers them and makes them mainstream, I simply love finding new home grown Irish talent.
15-year-old Ellen O’Mahony and her best friend Carla Ryan are singer songwriters who play guitar, ukulele and piano. These two truly gifted schoolgirls were videoed performing one of their original songs – Dreamer.
What, for me, puts the icing on the cake is the fact that they are singing without the aid of auto-tune AND playing instruments….two de riguers of all singer/songwriters which have perennially evaded Justin Bieber.
I think you’ll agree, our wee country really does nurture some gifted singer/songwriters and I wish these lovely ladies every success in their musical careers.