RootStrings Adds Cast in Bronze to Artist List

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.

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.

New Release from Teresa Suydam!

On February 14th, 2020, electronic singer-songwriter Teresa Suydam released her very first single: “All I Care About is You.”

After many years gracing the stage with the vocal group Lark, soulful R&B band Emma Mayes & The HIP, and electronic production duo Mom N Dad, Teresa is stepping out on her own.

Teresa Suydam is a Denver-based artist with a unique blend of inspirations, notably animé, K-pop, and video game scores. Teresa has created a rare musicality that blends East and West. Her new single showcases her neon-animé fantasy, electro-pop vocal performance that the world has yet to experience.

Listen to ‘All I Care About is You” at the links below, and keep an eye on Teresa’s website, and facebook page for more exciting updates coming soon!

All I Care About is You is available on:

AppleMusic

iTunes

Photo by Annie Rose

Photo by Annie Rose