‘Learnin’ by Mistakes’ is the second single from singer/songwriter Paul Doran’s debut album ‘Sand’. It follows ‘ That Was My Heart’ which received numerous radio plays and was included in the RTÉ Radio 1 Recommends List. The album is available for download from Bandcamp and iTunes and will soon be available on CD.
Paul began performing his own material in Dublin venues in the 1980s supporting acts like Moving Hearts, John Martyn and Christy Moore while also working as a session singer for producer Bill Whelan and others. He co-wrote ‘Make It Work’ for the Self-Aid concert with Christy Moore who first recorded ‘Natives’ in 1987 leading to several covers of the song. Over the years Paul’s songs have been performed by Christy Moore, Moving Hearts, Paolo Nutini, Mary Black, Mary Coughlan, Eleanor Shanley and others.