Synead Toomey Featured as IMRO’s 14,000th Member

On 23th June 2020 it was announced that Synead was the 14,000th IMRO member. The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) is an organisation which aims to protect, promote and develop the collection and distribution of music royalties, foster music creation and promote the value of music to the creative, cultural and business communities in Ireland. This is the first of many huge achievements that is coming Synead’s way. Synead also works with Music Generation in Limerick, an organisation which was founded by the band U2. The goal of Music Generation is to learn, enjoy and share their music with the world.

Synead Toomey is a singer/songwriter from Limerick, Ireland. Despite Synead being the latest musician to join Rootsrings Management, she is far from new in her music career. Synead began busking in 2012 and continues to do so to this day, alongside playing many other gigs locally and nationwide. She has just completed a degree in Voice and Dance in University of Limerick. 

In 2016, Synead performed in one of Ireland’s largest music festival Electric Picnic, alongside many other successful musicians from Limerick such as Hermitage Green, Rusangano Family and many other artists. 

Synead describes her genre of music to be Indie-folk, with original songs that are acoustically beautiful.  Synead Toomey has extensive experience with performing, as she has performed, collaborated with  and supported artists such as Gavin James, Ryan Sheridan, Emma Langford, Dave Keenan, Wyvern Lingo and many more.

Synead is no stranger to original songs, and her much anticipated EP ‘Falling’ is a meaningful, genuine and emotional reflection of everyday life experiences. The title track ‘Falling’ describes the painful feeling of falling in love with the right person at the wrong time. This EP will be released and available to listen to on August 14th 2020.

RootStrings is thrilled to welcome Synead to its catalog, and delighted to see IMRO once again supporting the immense talent of Ireland. Check out the original IMRO post here, and follow Synead on Facebook.

Catching up with Abby Butler

Last time we heard from Limerick artist Abby Butler, she was releasing her fabulous debut single ‘Experiment.’ A lot has happened since then. I mean, a lot. But Abby’s been keeping plenty busy.

Despite there being a global pandemic on, Abby is keeping the music going. She has been studying online at Berlin’s prestigious Hochschule der populären Künste (School of Popular Arts) as part of an Erasmus program through the University of Limerick.

This week, Abby will be performing as part of HDPK’s “Flatten the Curve” online live music series. Join Abby on instagram (@hdpk_berlin) or youtube (https://www.youtube.com/user/hdpkde) on Tuesday, July 14th from 5pm to 6pm for an evening of music and craic.

Abby’s next release ‘Electricity’ will be coming out soon…so keep an eye out for more!

New ‘Electricity’ artwork from Abby Butler.

RootStrings First Showcase

On Thursday, November 22nd 2019 RootStrings ran our very first Artist Showcase! Held at The Old Quarter in Limerick, Ireland, the night featured Claire Watts and Mary McLaughlin. Special guests included Abigael Simon, Pádraig Di Fusco, Abby Butler, Macha Molloy, Sinead Toomey, Kevin Donohoe, and Kara O’Brien.

Abby Butler performs at the first RootStrings Artist Showcase

The night was a major success, and will be followed up by many more showcases in the near future! RootStrings would like to thank the Old Quarter for hosting, all the amazing performers who made the night so special, and the fantastic audience who came out and listened.

Abigael Simon, Kara O’Brien, Claire Watts and Shauna Duffy after the showcase.