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Cormac O Caoimh

"Beautiful beyond words" - Mutant Space
"Leaves you feeling that all can be right with the world" - Fatea Magazine
"There is true magic here" - Folk Words
"The craft at work here is of a rare quality" - File Under Good Music
"I think you will be impressed" - Cork Independent
"O’Caoimh’s voice is flawless delivering songs of undoubted maturity" - Claire Kane

Cormac O Caoimh is a singer-songwriter and classical guitarist from Cork, Ireland. He is also a former member of ‘The Citadels’, who received critical acclaim on various releases over the last 10 years. His debut solo cd "Stark a spark" was released in 2007 and received glowing reviews. For his new album "A New Season For Love" he re-united with ex-bandmates Art O Laoire and Eoghan Regan, who also were in The Citadels.

O Caoimh has picked up some well-known admirers along the way including Ron Sexsmith and Tom Robinson (BBC) and has supported fellow luminaries; Damien Rice (in the Paradiso, Amsterdam), Declan O Rourke, Josh Rouse, Mark Geary, Nick Kelly, Miles Hunt and Damien Dempsey to name but a few. He also ventured further afield playing headlining gigs and slots in Edinburgh, London, Amsterdam and New York. His solo live performances vary between fast and frenetic indie-pop acoustic guitar playing, slower tunes heavily influenced by his classical guitar playing background and jazz influenced folk music tunes.

An admirable songsmith, each track from his forthcoming album “A New Season For Love” contains a catchiness and accessibility at their core that outweigh any stylistic definition. Though he may be likened to the hypnotic Nick Drake, or the inverse Elliot Smith; it is his slow and gradual soft low-key vocal delivery that inspires repeat listens.

There is a lot of good stuff coming out of Ireland ..people like Damien Rice and David Kitt and I got a cd recently from Cork which I really like.
Ron Sexsmith

More than your typical singer-songwriter, O Caoimh mixes pop sensibility with finely tuned song writing wrapping it all up in his soft melodic confidence and sharp lyrical commentary
Hot Press

the fresh confident songwriting of Cormac O Caoimh suggests a promising future
Tom Robinson, BBC

It’s a mellow wander through songs from the acoustic finger-picking, guitar-influenced mind of a man that writes soothing music for quiet introspection and words of poignant inspiration. There is true magic here.
Folk Words

The arrangements are lush enough to be evocative, yet sparse enough to allow the main melody and lyrics to shine through. The themes are timeless – love, crisis, uncertainty, but Cormac puts his own spin on them all. His breathy, intimate delivery tinged with the merest hint of a Cork accent sits comfortably in a nicely executed mix. I think you’ll be impressed.
Cork Independent

O’Caoimh’s voice is flawless throughout, maintaining its soft and somewhat husky tone when delivering these songs of undoubted maturity. There is something warming about his vocals that makes it seem as though he singing directly to the listener. It is the ideal de-stress album, just pure and simple music, with meaningful and moving lyrics.
Claire Kane

Easily invoking Nick Drake's soothing vocals and echoes of Elliott Smith. The songs blend effortlessly together. With just his voice, piano and guitar throughout the album, one would hardly notice as the craft at work here is of a rare quality. Not to mention his stunning and quite sublime vocal efforts File Under Good Music

Beautiful beyond words
Mutant Space

If the album were a drink, the whiskey would provide the complex notes, the distinctness of the songs as they draw subtle meaning out of the flavour of the words, blending with the sweet honeyed tones to deliver an album that has an underlying strength in the harmonies and leaves you feeling that all can be right with the world
Fatea Magazine