Marie Keane is a singer-songwriter with eclectic themes, from environmental protection (Marie’s a qualified environmental scientist) to Motown influenced love tunes. For 20 years she’s performed in various blues, soul and jazz ensembles. From the main stage in the Cork Jazz Festival to performing traditionally inspired tunes in the Botanical Gardens, her music crosses more than a few divides.
Her debut album ‘Russian Doll’ is a mix of folk blues and soul with subtle classical and traditional undertones. The release of Russian Doll followed on from it’s launch to a packed out Sugar Club performance of the full album in 2019. Russian Doll is available on vinyl & CD in Tower Records, selected Golden Discs stores and independent record stores in Dublin, Kildare, Athlone, Cork and Galway and record shops throughout the country, supporting Irish music.
‘Shelter” is the third single from Marie’s second album ‘MNÁ’. It offers a more serene glance into the artists more emotional perspectives and is a departure from the rest of the albums prominent soul and blues rock anthems. The album will be launched in the Workman’s Club on Sunday 26th February at 8pm, with support from Little Oak.
‘Shelter’ is a simple lament about shining a light in dark times. Written during the height of the lock-downs as an ode to the suffering happening around the world and the uncertainty in my own life” said Marie. “It helped to release my worry and fear”. The music video reflects its’ simplicity and features the wonderful Vyvienne Long, whose cello performance imbues a real depth of emotion to the music. Shot in the Cellar of the Workman’s Club in Dublin City Centre, the room itself captures the essence of the song’s mood and inspiration.
‘Shelter’ is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify, from today, 30th November 2022.