05
Jan
2012

ELEANOR ANNOUNCES A NEW SINGLE AND JAN/FEB TOUR DATES

MOSCODISC is pleased to announce the Monday 23rd January 2012 UK release of Eleanor’s new single Harbour, originally featured on Eleanor’s 2010 album I’d Rather Go Blonde. Eleanor will embark on a series of UK concerts in January, including the Song For Ireland at Celtic ConnectionsFestival, Glasgow.

Details of the new release are available on the official UK Harbour single press page.

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23
Nov
2010

SHIBBOLETH

When Eleanor sat down to write her new album, I’d Rather Go Blonde, Ireland was in the grips of severe winter weather, a devastating economic crisis, and the continuing abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. The songs that emerged came straight from Eleanor’s own heart but their message is a reflection of the heart of all Ireland. The 6th song on the album, Shibboleth, is especially relevant in light of the news of the bailout of the Irish government this week. Eleanor described Shibboleth in a recent article in Irish Music Magazine. “What I did with that was a trick on what the old traditional Irish songs used to do where you weren’t allowed to talk about the conflict, or England, so they used to talk about Ireland as woman. I’m doing the same in Shibboleth. I’m singing as if it’s a person: ‘Mo ghra, mo chraoi, mo cuisle/How hard it is to see/ A mhuirin, they have brought you to your knees.’ But I’m actually singing about Ireland.
'Shibboleth'
(E. McEvoy)
Your beauty in the spotlight
It was something to behold
A final hope of something good
A pool of solid gold

Mo ghra, mo chroi, mo chuisle
How hard it is to see
A mhuirnin, they have brought you to your knees

You Riverdanced around the world
A shining shibboleth
You dared to take the breath away
Of everyone you met

Mo ghra, mo chroi, mo chuisle
How hard it is to see
A mhuirnin, they have brought you to your knees

The rains that you’re so famous for
I’ve only realised
Are just the tears you fail to keep
Cascading from your eyes

Mo ghra, mo chroi, mo chuisle
How hard it is to see
A mhuirnin, they have brought you to your knees

Mo ghra, mo chroi, mo chuisle
How hard it is to see
A mhuirnin, they have brought you to your knees
05
Oct
2010

ELEANOR PERFORMS IN THE SHED

Eleanor recently performed three songs from her new album, I’d Rather Go Blonde, on Jon Earl’s Songs From The Shed. Jon, who turned his garden shed into a recording studio “for a laugh,” has been besieged by bands from across the world queueing up to play there. Jon films the acoustic performances himself on a hand-held video camera and then posts them on You Tube. The site has been getting an increasing amount of traffic on You Tube and has now come to the attention of the press. Both the Express.co.uk and the London Times both ran articles today.You can view all of the videos on the website  Songs From The Shed. You can also view Eleanor’s videos directly on You Tube.

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THE SHED

17
Sep
2010

A MESSAGE FROM ELEANOR

My new album I’d Rather Go Blonde is set to be released in Ireland today (Friday 17th September). I’ve written 9 new songs and one I wrote with Dave and a revival of an old song. I’m really excited about this album and eager to share it with everyone.

Sincere thanks to all of you have followed me over the years by coming to the gigs and buying the albums. I’m about to head out on an Irish tour and look forward to seeing all of you who come to the gigs. If you can’t make it to the gigs the album will be available at Amazon UK, in the shops, and on iTunes.

Again thanks and best wishes to all of you,
Eleanor