Root strings Is delighted to announce that we are now working with Charlie St Cyr Paul. Charlie is currently the only touring music act in North America that features a Carillion This unique instrument comprises of 35 Cast bronze bells and weighs over four tons which are played on a keyboard. Charlie St Cyr Paul has been involved in the music industry for over thirty years as a professional drummer, music director, recording artist and performer. He is a world class musician having played in over thirty countries and in every state of America inclusive of North America.
Charlie first learned of this unusual instrument the Carillion during his time working as a drummer in Cast in Bronze with Frank Dellapenna. He was so inspired by Frank Dellapenna and was fascinated in learning the Carillion that he eventually studied how to play this instrument with support and education from Frank and the North American Carillion School (NACS). The Carillion that Charlie St Cyr Paul is using was the same one Frank Dellapenna used whilst performing as cast in bronze.
Charlie St Cyr Paul is currently working on three tours first of which is the Cast in Bronze legacy tour which was created in honour of his mentor Frank Dellapenna of cast in bronze. This tour is a tribute to all of Frank Dellapenna’s hard work as Charlie takes on a fresh new interpretation. The second tour is his Bells of Christmas tour where he hopes to bring exciting renditions of classic Christmas carols such as Carol of the bells, little drummer boy and various other classics. The final tour is the Bells of Mystery tour which will include a whimsical display of Iconic movie themes such as Game of Thrones and Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, E.T and many more in a way which most people will have never experienced before and undoubtably create some unforgettable memories. Charlie St Cyr Paul is planning to release his new Christmas album “Phat Santa” on the 15th of October 2021. This album will include a mix of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) with the Carillion and will be a fresh take on the Classic Christmas carols.
This is an exciting endeavour for root strings as we are delighted to be working with Charlie St Cyr Paul and are looking forward to helping grow Charlies online presence to reach fans and promote Charlie’s work to across the globe. Check out Charlies social media handles which are @Bells2Go on Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok and @Bells2go_ on Instagram to make sure you don’t miss any important updates. To pre order “Phat Santa” and to find out more about Carillonneur Charlie St Cyr Paul, The Carillion, tour information dates, Merchandise, and many more visit Charlie’s website https://bells2go.com/
“My name is Ian Delaney I am an independent Irish artist from laois. My single ‘A Mans Mentality’ was a song I felt like I needed to write for a long time but I didn’t feel like I was brave enough. The song talks about the struggles men face with mental health which is not always talked about. It talks about times of feeling so low and questioning everything you thought you knew. This song is so personal to me as since lockdown began I have struggled with mental health and I wanted to release this song and have others hear it to know that so many people are feeling the same way and I have always believed there is strength in numbers. Men’s mental health is something I have always been passion about and I have always wanted to try and break the stigma of talking about men’s mental health or mental health in general as I don’t want to grow up in a generation where we think mental health is a weakness or something that we shouldn’t discuss. Out of every song I have wrote this has been my favourite just as it brought me back into writing and releasing music as I took a break and I just love the message behind this song. My co op has started with root strings and the main things I would love to gain from this is more connections with musicians, more support on gaining gigs, and releasing more music for more people to hear! ”
RootStrings Management is delighted to announce the release of a new original song from Irish singer-songwriter Mary McLaughlin. “I’m Looking for Sanctuary” is a stirring reflection on the plight of refugees everywhere.
Mary says: “‘I’m Looking for Sanctuary’ was recorded at home in Ireland during the Covid lockdown of Winter 2020-2021. The song began its life twenty years previously in 2001 on the occasion of my visiting Ellis Island in New York and empathising with the hopes and fears of my ancestors who had emigrated from Ireland to the USA. The first slide in the video tells the story of how I came to write the song and why I have waited so long to actually release it. I recorded the guitar and all vocals on Garage Band and sent the files to producer Stu Wilson who added the keyboards and blended the vocals. Please wait until the end of the video to see details of charities that you might consider supporting.”
Rootstrings Management is very excited to announce the release of Teresa Suydam’s brand new single, “Take Me to The Water”. The single is due to be released on Wednesday the 16th of September along with the upload of the official music video to YouTube.
Teresa is a singer-songwriter based in Denver, Colorado. Teresa has a unique and alternative style. She takes her inspiration from artists like Regina Spektor, Panic at The Disco and My Chemical Romance but also brings her own style and flavour to her music. She is a talented lyricist and musician. Teresa has spent years curating her sound and image by completing a Bachelor of Science in Vocal Performance from The University of Denver and by gaining experience performing. Teresa has two other previously released songs called “San Francisco” and “All I Care About is You”.
Take Me to The Water was recorded in Boulder Music, Boulder, Colorado. The song was mixed by George Lacson and mastered by Savannah Lish. The song features beautiful piano and string accompaniment and of course Teresa’s stunning vocals. When speaking about the track Teresa said; “I want to emphasize the fact that water has historically been used by humans and creatures as a way to cleanse, both physically and emotionally,” said Suydam, opening up about the process, “And the water is life itself… it’s just human.” The song will be available on all major streaming platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Google Play and YouTube Music) and www.teresasuydam.com as of the 16th of September.
The concept for the music video came from Teresa’s want to accommodate not only the hearing community who constantly have access to accessible music but also the hard of hearing/deaf community. The music video features sign language interpretation by Rachel White. The music video is very aesthically pleasing which suits the ambient feeling of the single itself. There is a teaser of the music video and single available on Teresa’s website and social media platforms.
Rootsrings is proud to add Cast in Bronze to its client list. Cast in Bronze is the world’s one and only music act featuring a travelling Carillon–a unique, instrument comprised of 4 tons of bronze bells through ropes and wires connecting to a keyboard and controlled masterfully by the ‘Spirit of the Bells,’ Frank DellaPenna. Rootstrings will be assisting Cast in Bronze and its sister organisation The Cast in Bronze Society with digital marketing and more. Visit Cast in Bronze’s website for more history and a to hear the bells.
Frank DellaPenna, the musician and creator behind Cast in Bronze, has been a part of the music industry for nearly 30 years since launching Cast in Bronze in 1991. Since then he has been invited to perform at historic events such as a performance for Pope John Paul II, as well as appearing on America’s Got Talent, and performing to thousands at Walt Disney World’s Orlando’s Epcot from 1998-2003. Frank’s story about the introduction of the Carillon into his life is a funny one, when an accidental find has lead to a wonderful life of performing and creating on the Carillon. Frank originally found out about the Carillon purely by accident when searching for a piano teacher, a man who also happened to play the Carillon as well. This is where Frank’s fascination for the Carillon began, from here Frank chose to study both piano and Carillon eventually becoming so invested in the Carillon that he enrolled in one of the European Carillon schools and since then he has continued to hone his skills and has performed at more than 10,000 festivals and events across America leading to a large following and fanbase.
In 2019, he created the Cast in Bronze Society. This sister organisation is tasked with preserving and promoting the Carillon in North America by funding the scholarships to attend the North American Carillon Schools (NACS). The Society has well over 100 members so far, and is preparing to present the very first scholarship for North American carillon studies.
RootStrings, whose founder is a long-time Cast in Bronze fan, is thrilled to be working with this iconic musical act. We look forward to helping Cast in Bronze expand their online fanbase and engage with the wonderful Cast in Bronze community to help promote the sound of the Carillon in North America and abroad.