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More About Enda Reilly
Enda Reilly is a folk singer, songwriter and guitarist from Dublin, Ireland, who can be compared to the likes of Christy Moore, John Martyn, Paul Brady and Dick Gaughan. Firmly rooted in the Irish tradition with songs that strive for a better future, Enda Reilly’s work invites you to see the world from his varied and unique perspective through each new song and project.
From busking on Grafton Street to the National Concert Hall, Enda has performed on countless stages in his hometown of Dublin and beyond. Having collaborated and performed with Kila, John Spillane, Lisa Ó Neill, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Glen Hansard, Stephen James Smith, InniK, The Lazy Band, Gabriel Rosenstoack and Aoife Scott amongst others Enda lives for songwriting and performing.
Enda penned All Along The Wild Atlantic Way with Aoife Scott, which won Single Of The Year 2016/2017 and was among six cowrites Enda had on her wonderful debut album, Carry The Day. Having spoken gaeilge (the Irish language) all his life, the need to add new songs to the Irish canon called him, resulting in the album Amhráin Nua i nGaeilge-New Songs in Irish which has gained extensive airplay on Irish radio. Enda brings WB Yeats’ poetry alive, turning each poem into a song, careful to keep the essence of the piece and to bring out the feeling of it through music and the results can be heard in the album Whorls.
Alongside the trail blazing Irish poet Stephen James Smith, Enda released Arise And Go, an exploration of Ireland through spoken word and song which was selected by Irish magazine, Hot Press as one of the best albums of 2011. The pair have teamed up for well received shows over the years, including a tour in 2018 around the UK and Ireland.
Among Enda’s accomplishments, he won the IMRO, Christy Hennessy Songwriting Competition (with Christine Deady) and the RTÉ Raidió Na Gaeltachta, Rónán Beo Song Compeition which saw him represent Ireland at the Nós Úr competitition in Inverness, Scotland. Through Enda’s Climate Change Songs, his passion for science has come through to educate students all over Ireland, Scotland and as far as India, on this vital topic.
Enda has a long history as a guitarist sharing the stage with Ireland’s finest Irish language poets and authors through IMRAM, The Irish Language Literature Festival. He has composed fitting musical soundscapes to poetry recitations by the likes of Ó Ríordán, Ó Direáin, Maude, Ó Muirthile, Jenkinson, de Paor among others. In particular Enda has had many projects with and featuring the translations of Gabriel Rosenstock.
Enda has also performed with the theatre group Everlasting Voices in India and Japan and with actor/director Cathal Quinn and producer Tristan Rosenstock on many projects including Blood On The Rose – Poems of 1916.
Enda’s latest release is an EP of a selection of his songs called Where The Sweetest Waters Flow.
Tuile Faoi Enda Reilly
Is amhránaí, giotaraí agus cumadóir amhráin as Tamhlacht BÁC, é Enda Reilly. I measc a tinscadal ná na halbaim Amhráin Nua i nGaeilge, a Cheardlanna Amhráin Athrú Aeráide agus Arise And Go!i gcomhar leis an bhfile Stephen James Smith. Tá tionlacan cumtha aige mar chuid de Guthanna Síoraí, dráma filíochta a thóg chuig an Ind agus Tokyo é agus tá tionlacan chuirthe aige le saothar filí Eireannacha i gcomhar le IMRAM.
Tá a Cheardlanna Amhráin Athrú Aeráide á chur i láthair aige le 6 bliana anuas i gcúige laigheann ina bhaineann sé leas as a gcéim i ngeolaíocht agus na hamhráin ata scrite aige ar an téama sin.
Bhí an bua ag Enda sa Christie Hennessy Song competition, i gcomórtas Amhráin Rónán Beo @3 agus chan sé a chuid amhráin i ngaeilge ag comórtasaí mionteangacha freisin.
Sheinn sé ceolchoirmmeacha in éineacht le John Spillane, Kila, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Rónán O Snodaigh agus John Prine agus chan sé leis an Ceolfhoireann Náisiúnta RTÉ i rith an oíche cultúrtha 2015. d’eisigh sé a halbaim is déanaí Whorls, le déanaí. Is bailiúchán dánta WB Yeats atá ann le roinnt aistriúcháin le Gabriel Rosenstock. Freisin tá sé amhráin scrite aige le Aoife Scott atá ar a albaim úr Carry The Day.
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