DKOS Artists for Sun 29th Jan. – Sinead Ann. /. Harry Heart. /. ST Rochs Ceilidh Band /. Mango Lassies. /. Mairi Sutherland
Sinead Ann – Galway
German-Irish singer songwriter Sinéad Ann evokes wistful, mystical, breath-taking music influenced by the stunning misty landscapes of Ireland. Sinéad Ann’s music casts light upon the shadows through juxtaposing, ethereal melodies. She was awarded the Irish Youth Music Awards BIMM Bursary in 2017. She then went on to study a BA in Commercial Modern Music in BIMM Institute Dublin, graduating in 2021. Her career was elevated by her performance in Irish language duo Muirsiné alongside fellow musician Muireann Ní Bhaoill. Muirsiné won the GRETB award of Excellence and Achievement in 2016. She directed the Youth Chorus of Paper Boat, an opera commissioned by Galway 2020 collaborating with the Irish National Opera and MFG. Her music is full of colour and she is bound to make a name for herself in the music industry as she embarks on her journey with her debut release Lemonzest. She currently performs her original material with bouzouki accompaniment from Bill Breathnach
Harry Heart – Australia / Manchester
Multi-instrumentalist, singer song-writer and producer Harry Heart blends stadium rock with a DIY electronic aesthetic. As a British-Australian artist he embraces duality. Refined yet messy. Traditional yet inventive. His guitar tone is a nod to U2 and The Killers. His production style shows influence from St Vincent and James Blake.
A strong advocate for independent artists, he releases music through Strange Method Music Group and uses the label’s resources to aid his peers in Britain, Australia and beyond.
Leaving East London at the age of ten, Harry arrived in Bundaberg, Australia, and retained a strong British identity throughout his Australian upbringing. By the time he finished high school, he had experienced regular airplay from the national station triple j and had toured in two bands. He returned to the UK for the first time in 2019 to work on new music and explore his home from home.
After several independent EPs and singles, the debut album ‘Summon It’ was released in 2021, receiving praise from the likes of Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), Shell Zenner (Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing) and Sophie Sveinsson (XS Manchester), as well as being featured on the BBC Introducing Hot List.
Now totally invested in remaining independent, Harry Heart created his first NFT project in 2022, exploring a more direct relationship with fans. The sophomore album ‘Cambistry’ is being released one NFT at a time. As each NFT sells, he releases the song on all streaming platforms.
Harry Heart performed at Sounds Australia’s Aussie BBQ at The Great Escape 2022, and appeared at Beautiful Days Festival 2022, along with a five-date UK headline tour in November 2022.
St. Roch’s Ceili Band – Glasgow
St. Roch’s Ceili band was formed over 40 years ago by Frank McArdle as a lunchtime club in a Royston secondary school, this organisation is now responsible for teaching traditional music to hundreds of children across this city. Representatives from the 15-18 age group will have you tapping your feet, clapping your hands and maybe even singing along to a traditional song!
Mango Lassie – Isle of Mull
Mango Lassie is a singer songwriter based in the Inner Hebrides on the West Coast of Scotland and is currently living on The Isle of Mull. Mango Lassie finds peace, comfort and inspiration in her beautifully wild surroundings which heavily influence her music. Mango Lassie’s songwriting tends to be storytelling in nature; she hopes the use of vivid imagery conveyed through her lyrics combined with her playful melodies guide the listener into a state of relaxation that allows their mind to follow her on a journey as she explores the world by foot, bike and in the water. Mango Lassie has recently released her debut EP ‘Cycles’; a collection of 4 songs each of which was inspired by a cycle trip in one of four different locations in Scotland during one of the four seasons. Over the past year, Mango Lassie revisited the locations that inspired the songs on ‘Cycles’ and, using a GoPro attached to her helmet, captured footage of the cycle trips to create videos for each track. Mango Lassie is often accompanied on stage by supportive friends and fellow musicians including singer songwriter Shona Wright, and her partner Cameron McLellan, a multi-instrumentalist and co-composer of ‘The Hermit of Treig’ soundtrack. Following on from the recent success of her ‘Cycles’ EP Launch at The Glad Cafe, Mango Lassie and pals are looking forward to 2023 by touring the show and playing more venues/festivals around Scotland.
Mairi Sutherland – Perth
Mairi Sutherland is a 23 year old singer, guitarist, contemporary songwriter, illustration graduate and member of Perth band, Parliamo.
Although life in Parliamo keeps her busy, her passion for her solo music never falters, continuing to write songs and perform them under her own name, supporting various bands and artists at venues such as St. Lukes in Glasgow and the Hunter S. Thompson in Dundee. She is also makes a regular appearance at Dougie MacLean’s Perthshire Amber Festival and has played with Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton at Perth Festival.
She allows her passion for music to bleed into her art, creating stop motion animations and lyric books to accompany her songs, using the imagery to enhance the stories and emotions depicted in her music.
She is inspired by a plethora of different genres from contemporary folk to prog rock, using alternative guitar tunings to experiment and to uncover sounds most fitting to the themes of her songs.