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An Seisiún

Posted on 9 Apr 2018

I’m delighted to have participated in An Seisiún, a show on RTÉ RNaG radio in which, Emma Ní Fhíoruisce, Fergal Moloney and myself wrote and recorded three songs in one 12 hour period in Herbert Place studios with the aid of Karl Odlum on sound. Thanks to Cian McCarthaigh and Lisa McGeogh for their work on the evening too.

The show is “as gaeilge” so if you have some Irish then Listen to the Show here.

Here’s a video of what the studio looked like and footage from the recording of one of the songs, Easpa.

Slán go fóill,


Aoife Scott’s Carry The Day

Posted on 1 Feb 2016

I’ve been blessed to have gotten to co-write some great songs (If I do say so myself) with Aoife Scott for her debut album Carry The Day, which was launched yesterday in the Hugh Lane Art Gallery in Dublin as part of the Temple Bar TradFest. 6 of the 12 songs on the album are Scott, Reilly creations and I’m delighted to have been involved in the project. I’m very proud of Aoife and the great job she, her band and the team have made of it.
You can pick up a copy from her site http://aoifescott.com/

Aoife Scott's Album

Aoife Scott’s Album


Album Launch – Seoladh

Posted on 2 Mar 2014

I’m delighted to be launching the Album New Songs In Irish. It will be available from Bandcamp (physical CD and Digital) from the 10th March via www.endreilly.com.  The official album launch gig will be in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Grafton St, D2 on the 14th March, doors 8:30pm, tickets €8 at the door.

So I’ve been writing songs in Irish for the last few years and getting some airplay on RTE Raidio Na Gaeltachta (mainly Rónán Beo@3) with them. I decided it was time I put together a collection of the Irish songs I’ve written in Amhráin Nua i nGaeilge. Being interested in co-writes through many IMRO songwriters weekends and workshops over the years, I wanted to get a few co-writes in Irish onto the album, and I think they are among the strongest on it. I’m delighted to have a song with the legendary Gabriel Rosenstock who wrote the words to Éireoidh Grian and to have Ag Ól Ag Ól Ag An Garbhóg, a collaboration with Pearse McGloughlin on the album. The third co-write, (A real tearjerker) Do Mhuirnín Ó was written with Aisling Kavanagh and performed as a duet with Aoife Scott. The album was recorded mainly in my apartment, I produced and mixed it myself, and it was mastered in MSB Mastering.  I hope it’ll help more people engage with Irish. It’s been a great songwriting journey to the other side of my brain!”

Enda Reilly New Songs In Irish Album Cover

Enda Reilly New Songs In Irish Album Cover

Here’s the Press Release for more info.


A Wounded Bird TAB

Posted on 27 Aug 2013

So I was asked by Michael Larocci last week on Youtube for the guitar TAB of A Wounded Bird and although it took a while to cobble it together, I now have an approximation of the song in guitar TAB here.( If you don’t know what guitar TAB is, it’s just a way for guitarists to learn and read music. ) If you are a guitarist and want to learn it, here it is, good luck and let me know how you get on.

A Wounded Bird TAB (Right Click and Save Link As)


A Wounded Bird

Posted on 24 Jun 2013

Welcome to Original Song Monday! So I began writing the melody for A Wounded Bird fingerpicking on the guitar and developed it on the fiddle and had a nice instrumental version of it. Then my beautiful fianceé Anne Marie Lents wrote a poem to it, which i tweaked and since then I’ve been working on the arrangement leading to this version. I haven’t been fully happy with my live version so I hope this is almost there now.

You are a Wounded Bird
On a road with passers by
You are a Wounded Bird
But they would let you die
Before they broke your wing
They stole your will to fly
Remember your sweet song
Now I only hear your cry
You are a Wounded Bird
Still waiting just to die
I will mend your wing
If you’ll relearn to fly

All the people pray
The foolish and the wisest
All the people say
It’s you who flew the highest
Remember all those days
You can have them back again

Guitar inst

You’re not a Wounded Bird
You can dry your eye
You’re not a Wounded Bird
Here’s the reason why
I only fixed your wing
It was you who chose to fly
You’re not a wounded bird
You can dry your eye
You’re not a Wounded Bird
Here’s the reason why
I can hear you sing
As you embrace the sky