Enda Reilly is an alt-folk/pop singer/songwriter hailing from Tallaght in Dublin. The music he makes has been described as Christy Moore maybe mixed with a bit of Syd Barrett. His fingerpicking and song-writing also has its roots in the likes of John Martyn, Nick Drake, The Beatles, Christy Moore, Paul Brady and Dick Gaughan. Enda’s song Mol an Aimsir written in Irish won the Rónán Beo@3 competition and represented Ireland in the Nós Úr minority languages song competition in June. Oxygen 21 his debut album, was released last year and www.endareilly.com was shortlisted in the Best Music Site category at the Irish Web Awards last year. Enda honed his skills gigging as lead singer / guitarist with The Mongrels. Oxygen 21 is available to buy online through CDBaby.com. Downloads are available through the main digital retailers including itunes, emusic, and Napster.
What the Press Say
“I truly cannot think of another Irish solo artist who’s even close to creating the type of music he is.” – Aoife Barry, The Event Guide (May 12, 2008)
“…‘Hidin’ Away’ is played straight, a delicious tune, with heartfelt lyrics about getting away from most of it, and attractive acoustic guitar figures. Reilly’s warm voice puts it over with conviction…” – Jackie Hayden, Hot Press (Aug 01, 2008)
“New is easy – different is hard. With his debut album ‘Oxygen 21’ Enda Reilly has managed to achieve new and different. He has created an original and eccentric voyage into folk-pop-country influenced music. If you join in you’ll find intriguingly arranged songs with stunningly original lyrics.” – Tim Carroll, Folkwords (Apr 29, 2008)
“Oxygen 21 is an absolute treat that will make a permanent home in your CD or MP3 collection. So is it brilliance or insanity? You can argue about it, I’m going to go listen to the CD again.” – Wildy, Wildy’s World (Aug 15, 2008)
“Enda Reilly’s Oxygen 21 is an unexpected delight. He’s a bit of an Eco-warrior but this is no rant. It’s all loveable Beatles and Dylan inspired wit and wonder.” – Martin Burns, News of the World (May 04, 2008)
” now heres a folk album with a real twist in its tail… the end result sounds something like john martyn or tim buckley on some very strong halucinogenics….there is plenty of classic irish folk influences ala christy moore maybe mixed with a bit of syd barrett. ” – Dave, Road Records (May 12, 2008)