Eleanor McEvoy

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b. 20 January 1967, Clontarf, Dublin, Eire. One of Ireland’s most popular singer-songwriters almost did not get to be a pop star. When McEvoy finished second level education, she studied music by day at Dublin’s Trinity College and worked by night in orchestra pits. Graduating from college with an honours degree in music, she was accepted to the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, with whom she stayed for four years. One of her earliest compositions, “Only A Woman’s Heart”, inspired the title for (and appeared on) the 1992 anthology collection A Woman’s Heart, which featured other Irish female artists such as Mary Black and Dolores Keane.

McEvoy signed to major label Geffen Records shortly after, and won Best New Artist in 1993 in the Irish National Entertainment Awards. In the same year, Hot Press magazine voted her Best Songwriter. Her subsequent major label work did not garner as much critical or commercial success, and in early 2000 she extricated herself from her contract with Columbia Records, setting up her own label, Blue Dandelion Records. The sparsely recorded Yola restored her to critical approval, abandoning the full electric band of her Columbia recordings and concentrating on her musical interplay with keyboard player Brian Connor. The 2004 follow-up Early Hours was also well-received.

McEvoy’s material is lucid and wry, her lyrics honest and eloquent. She has carved out a niche for herself via her quite distinctive creative voice, which is uncluttered and genuinely organic.


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Eleanor McEvoy : Naked Music

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Polly Paulusma : Leaves From The Family Tree

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Roddy Woomble : Listen To Keep

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Simone & Ian Felice : Lost Tapes Volumes I & II

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Eleanor McEvoy : Out There

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19th September 2016

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Kris Drever : If Wishes Were Horses

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Amy Duncan : Undercurrents

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Eleanor McEvoy : Naked Music

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Lau : The Bell That Never Rang

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Paper Aeroplanes : Joy

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Polly Paulusma : Leaves From The Family Tree

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Eddi Reader : The Songs Of Robert Burns

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29th August 2013

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Richmond Fontaine : Winnemucca

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180g Single LP, Printed Colour Inner.
29th August 2013

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Roddy Woomble : Listen To Keep

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Daniel Lanois : Acadie

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20th April 2013

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Loudon Wainwright III : Older Than My Old Man Now

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24th July 2012

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Gretchen Peters : Hello Cruel World

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180g Single LP, Gatefold Sleeve.
30th May 2012

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The Webb Sisters : Savages

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180g Single LP, Gatefold Sleeve.
30th May 2012

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Richmond Fontaine : Post To Wire

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180g Single LP, Gatefold Sleeve.
19th March 2012

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Danny & The Champions of the World : Hearts & Arrows

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180g Single LP.
6th February 2012

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Carrie Rodriguez : Love And Circumstance

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180g Single LP, Gatefold Sleeve.
10th November 2011

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Richmond Fontaine : The High Country

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180g Single LP.
26th September 2011

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Simone & Ian Felice : Lost Tapes Volumes I & II

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26th September 2011

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Joan Baez : Play Me Backwards

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Laura Marling : I Speak Because I Can

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23rd March 2011

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Fionn Regan : The Shadow Of An Empire

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180g Single LP.
2nd February 2011

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Idlewild : Post Electric Blues

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180g Single LP

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Mark Olson : The Salvation Blues

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180g Single LP : Gatefold Sleeve

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Eleanor McEvoy : Love Must Be Tough

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180g Single LP

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Dolly Varden : The Dumbest Magnets

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180g Single LP : Gatefold Sleeve

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Eleanor McEvoy : Love Must Be Tough

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180g Single LP

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