|Sarah’s story is not the often-told tale of the 5 year old with a hairbrush for a mic and a lifelong dream. Music came later in Sarah’s life, and that subtle difference stands her apart from many of her fellow artists. This is an adventure undertaken by a woman who found her voice in life first, before bringing it to song.
With song writing residency support ranging from Tommy McLaughlin (Villlagers, SOAK), to Rocky O’Reilly (Gary Lightbody) it’s no great surprise that Sarah’s music has already started to earn domestic and international attention, with two of her compositions becoming semi-finalists in Nashville’s International Songwriting Competition followed by a sponsored spot on a Nashville songwriting trip during summer 2022.
In an industry that stacks the odds higher for female artists, through sheer talent and individualism Sarah Buckley is positioned to become everybody’s new favourite singer songwriter.
Sarah Buckley’s music has a distinctive sound with relatable lyrics as she draws on her love of language to acknowledge the magic in the mundane. The song encourages the listener to take time to daydream. She found the kalimba in a small shop and thought if dreaming had a sound, it would be this.
This is the third release from her forthcoming debut EP following the singles ‘You’ve Got Me‘ and ‘Magic Powers‘.
Support for these early releases has come from the RTE Radio 1 playlist, Hot Press, Folk Radio UK, Spin FM etc and Sarah has been opening live for many of her peers including Mick Flannery, Gemma Hayes, Ham Sandwich, Niamh Regan, The Magpies etc as well as performing at Electric Picnic and Vantastival
A beguiling vocalist with a storytelling approach to song writing Sarah captured an immediate audience with the release of her debut single ‘You’ve Got Me’ with a national TV performance, international airplay, festival appearances and growing industry interest.
Hailing from Cork and describing herself as an ‘indie folk singer songwriter’, Sarah built on this early success by collaborating and recording over the last year with some of Ireland’s leading music producers, Karl Odlum (David Kitt, Gemma Hayes), Darragh Nolan (Ailbhe Reddy) & Richey McCourt (LAOISE, Will Young). The results of this will be released as two sister EPs in the coming months. Balancing themes of nature & mysticism, with relatable and razor-sharp lyrics, the collections allow Sarah’s infectious and haunting vocal style to shine through.
Sarah Buckley releases the unique and endearing new track ‘Dream Catching‘ on Fri 18th Nov.