Kathleen Gorey-McSorley and Bid the Muse

Kathleen Gorey-McSorley and Bid the Muse

BandWorldSinger/Songwriter

Kathleen Gorey-McSorley began as a solo artist but after teaming up with Eoghan Mac An Ghaill and Maria Geheran to record her third studio album they decided to form as a band. They combine Irish Trad with world genres and visit the realm of singer/songwriter material in their high energy shows.

Biography

In early 2013 on the basis of recording Kathleen Gorey-McSorley’s new album, Maria Geheran, Eoghan Mac An Ghaill and Gorey-McSorley met for a rehearsal. It quickly became obvious to the three that they could get more than just an album out of the collaboration and they decided to tour Canada and the Eastern States as a group. It was on that day that “Kathleen Gorey-McSorley and Bid the Muse” were formed.

“Kathleen is a fabulous musician and singer and I am privileged to have been involved in the project. She is a lovely and very talented lady and I hope this cd is a huge success for her.” -Fintan McManus, sound engineer and accredited musician.

Muse - Greek Mythology; any one of the nine goddesses who presided over liturature and the arts and sciences // The spirit that is thought to inspire a poet or other artist; source of genius and inspiration.
“Bid the Muse” - from the poem “The Tower” by the Irish poet William Buttler Yeats.

Preparing for this one tour is not enough for these three young musicians though and they’re more than ready to take their sets to the next level. From the non-stop composer and button accordion player, Eoghan Mac An Ghaill, and the piano powerhouse Maria Geheran, to the sweet sounds of virtuoso fiddle strings and the unique vocals of Kathleen Gorey-McSorley their innovative musical ideas and high energy sets combine traditional Irish music with anything from old Spanish melodies to Singer-Songwriter works and is sure to leave the audiences on their feet.

Lyrics

Run

Written By: Kathleen Gorey-McSorley

Run away with me for awhile
Leave your worries and troubles behind you
Days will be so simple just you and me
We’ll live off the land and by the sea

Nothing can get us in the south of France
Time will pass us in a careless trance
Spend the days together singing songs
We’ll make our lives off of what brought our love

R you ready, pack your bags
U are all I want
N yone can see
What there’s between us

Sneaking out the backdoor we’ll do no more
We won’t need to run from those who call us mad
In our world there’s just you and me
Across the ocean, across the deep blue sea

R you ready, pack your bags
U are all I want
N-yone can see
What there’s between you and me

Maybe if we wait we won’t run
Maybe with the years our time will come
Miles and miles will come between us
But you and me, we’ll come along

R you ready, pack your bags
U are all I want
N yone can see
What there’s between you and me

R you ready, pack your bags
U are all I want
N yone can see
What there’s between us

Discography

Kathleen Gorey-McSorley Solo CDs:
"Caitlin Is Ainm Dom", Various radio stations have a copy of this Cd and have aired some of the tracks.

"Ceol Binn" - Nominated for ECMA and Music NB Awards. This CD was released in July 2010. It is very traditional - a lot of fun to listen to. It's nice to be able to say it is receiving airplay on a number of radio stations in the maritimes, Ireland, Brittany, The Netherlands and the eastern US.

Recordings with "Bid the Muse":
"She's Got You" Single to be released in late Spring 2013

"Bid The Muse" to be released in June 2013.

Set List

We change the set list up often to keep it fresh and interesting for us and the audiences we play for. The tunes we know and play probably number in the hundreds. What we play generally depends on what we think a particular audience wants to hear.