Noelie McDonnell
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Noelie McDonnell

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2005 - Down Home - EP
2006 - Noelie McDonnell - LP
2008 - Beyond hard places



A native of Galway, Noelie McDonnell has been gaining attention all over the world. With his powerful vocals and passionate lyrics, Noelie has the ability to take the listener to a magical place. His rapport with audiences is one that is immediately inviting and always memorable.
Noelie McDonnell 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.Described in The New York Post 'As a startlingly good new Irish talent' and in Hot Press as '..The real deal', Galway Musician NoelieMcDonnell, has been winning the hearts of new fan's all over the nation this past month with his song 'Nearly Four' It remained at No.1 in the itunes folk chart for 6 weeks , Taken from his 2008 album 'Beyond hard places' which also spent two months in the itunes Top 10 folk album chart. Over the past three years since the release of his debut self titled album, Noelie has toured all over Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Spain & the UK. He has shared the stage with Luka Bloom, John Martyn, Eddi Reader, Greg Brown to name but a few and his festival appearances have stolen the show. He has been honed as one of Irelands best kept songwriting secrets, it would seem that already 2009 is going to change that!
Praise for Noelie::

'...Musicianship of the highest quality, this debut album confirms he
is one Irishman to look out for.' Hotpress

'Impressive from the first note, McDonnell is an artist to watch!'
Free Time - New York

'This is the best music I have heard in a long time..........'
Michelle Harding, Radio 1

"Appealing forthright delivery and a passionate exuberance to his
song writing ..Not a dull moment ..Noelie McDonnell just might be our
next star export."
The Evening Herald - Ireland

' McDonnell is a natural at crafting catchy folk-rock songs with
stories that linger as long as the hooks' Cape Cod Times