OOLA Co. Limerick-born now Lahinch-based singer-songwriter Susan Quirke will release her debut album on April 23, 2021.
In the meantime ‘To the Bone’ is a timely, soothing, and uplifting new song about drawing on the deep well of strength that is inside us when we need it. Susan speaks to bearing witness to pain that can be seen on people’s faces, and shares the message that no matter what pain is visible, we are strong ‘to the bone’.
As well as a singer/songwriter, Susan is a meditation teacher, and also a multi-award-winning social entrepreneur for her work in the field of wellbeing and mental health.
She has already released four singles and featured on The John Creedon Show and Late Date on RTÉ 1 and performed her music for the Dalai Lama and Michael D. Higgens, President of Ireland in Áras an Uachtaráin.
“Many people are experiencing deep pain, grief, loneliness and isolation as a result of the pandemic. In many ways suffering is part of the human journey, as is the tremendous courage, resilience and strength people can often demonstrate during tough times.
I wrote this song for someone in my life who was going through a difficult time. It was written as an invocation for them, calling on them to remember their power and strength. It’s also written as a balm to soothe people’s hearts and minds.”
‘To the Bone’ features Irish music veterans: Colm Mac Con Iomaire on violin (solo artist, The Frames, The Swell Season), Colm Quearney on guitar (The Square Pegs, Lír), Robbie Malone on bass (David Gray, Lír), Justin Carroll on piano (The Frames, Iron and Wine), and Graham Hopkins on drums (Therapy, The Frames, The Swell Season). The song was engineered by Ruth Kennington and Rían Trench, mastered by Grammy award-winner David Odlum, and co-produced by Susan Quirke and Colm Quearney.
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