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Paddy Dennehy announces new album and shares new song ‘She’s Mine’

April 20, 2023

Paddy Dennehy is a folk singer-songwriter, originally from Limerick, now based in Cork. He recently announced a new album ‘Love and Be Brave’, to be released 25th May 2023, and today shares a new track from it, ‘She’s Mine’.

Speaking of the song, Paddy says:

“‘She’s Mine’ quickly became my favourite song on this album. It’s a protective chant, rampant and effusive in parts, and measured in others. All with the sole aim of warding off the dangers of the world. Keeping anyone with harm in their hearts away from the one that I love.”

As a child Paddy would rush to get a guitar or play the piano very loudly in the hopes that you might hear it and request a song before you left. He was not imbued with a keen sense of subtlety or restraint but he has been working on this over the years.

His first real sense of feeling a connection to music was listening to Mick Flannery perform ‘Evening Train’ on the ‘Late Late Show’. From here there is a clear trajectory of influences – Mick Flannery led him to Tom Waits. Tom Waits led Paddy to Randy Newman, who would lead on to Nick Cave. Other influences would surface in later years but Flannery, Waits, Newman and Cave have formed the bedrock of Paddy’s music.

When he started writing his second album, Paddy lived alone on his father’s small farm in County Limerick. It was a long way from anywhere and afforded him plenty of time to think, write and play with everything on full volume. It was both cathartic and challenging. His forthcoming album is called ‘Love and Be Brave’, and that’s it. That’s the point of the album. Love bravely, never passively and don’t take love as a given thing in this world. It must be earned and protected fiercely.

If you make it to one of his shows be sure to come and say hi afterwards and tell him who you’re listening to at the moment.

‘Love and Be Brave’ is the title of his second album to be released 25th May 2023.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

May 19th: Dingle, Co Kerry (solo)

Sunday 28th May: Coughlan’s, Cork

Saturday 3rd June: Upstairs Whelan’s, Dublin

Sunday June 4th: Upstairs Dolan’s, Limerick

June 14th: Supporting Teenage Fanclub, Galway Folk Festival

+ more to be announced

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