Somehow it’s April already! We’re thrilled to announce the wonderful Claire Watts as our featured Artist of the Month. Claire is a shining talent based in beautiful Milltown Malbay on Ireland’s west coast.
Claire’s music is reminiscent of the landscape from which it comes. Her intense, emotional lyrics are cradled by lilting melodies and lush music. Her songs teeter between sweetness and nostalgia, familiarity and wildness.
Built on a foundation of traditional Irish music and a wide variety of musical training and influences throughout her career, Claire’s music is at once fresh and experienced. It is infused with a deep emotional undercurrent, which caused renowned Cork Singer-songwriter, John Spillane to remark that, “You’d have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by these songs.”
Her latest album, Landmark,was released in June 2018, and she is currently working on a new release for next year. Learn more about Claire on her website, and follow her on Facebook,Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
Take a listen to the title track of Claire’s latest album, and keep an eye out for more!
We are delighted to welcome AbiGael as our very first RootStrings Featured Artist of the Month. AbiGael is a fierce new talent, a powerful vocalist and engaging songwriter. Just at the beginning stage of her career, her work is beginning to take shape: a unique new voice with the potential to transform the Irish music scene. Her rich, soulful voice instantly sets her apart, and her songs are infectious and insightful.
Currently in her third year of an undergrad degree in Voice and Dance at the Irish World Academy in Limerick, AbiGael is working on her first EP, and beginning to perform around the Limerick area.
Every Monday in March we’ll be featuring special new content from AbiGael, and in the meantime you can follow her on Facebook,Instagram, and YouTube.
Although we’ve been working off and on for several years now, this week we are officially launching our new website and artist program. Keep an eye out for new artist content, industry news, career tips, and more! We are so thrilled to be welcoming a wonderful roster of artists and a fantastic team to the company, and we so excited for the future!
Whether you’re an artist, an industry professional, or an arts lover: welcome to RootStrings. We are here to offer support and community, and we’d love to hear from you! Send us an email and follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram.