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Caoilfhionn (pronounced Keelin) Rose is a singer, songwriter and producer from Manchester. Emerging from a diverse music scene, she ties together remnants of Manchester’s musical past with its evolving present. She has collaborated with musicians from around the world and is perhaps best known for her work with Vini Reilly of Durutti Column: Collaborating on four songs on The Durutti Column – Chronicle LX:XL album.  

Caoilfhionn’s music draws on a diverse range of influences from The Mummers, to Rachel Sermanni, Melody’s Echo Chamber and Broadcast. She also professes to a love for beautiful, stripped back, piano based music, such as Dustin O’Halloran and Peter Broderick. Vini Reilly from The Durutti Column is a big influence and inspiration as is her immediate environment. With Manchester’s Fletcher Moss Park especially inspiring. Her debut album Awaken is released October 2018 on Gondwana Records. A deeply collaborative recording, co-produced by Matthew Halsall, Caoilfhionn and members of the band it is a rich tapestry that draws on folk, psychedelia and subtle electronica influences to produce something expansive, fragile and experimental.


‘Under the night sky’ music video

‘Under The Night Sky’ stemmed from wanting to write something a bit more ambiguous and descriptive rather than personal and direct. I was attempting to write a poem which eventually formed the lyrics and the melody followed.    The video was filmed over...

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Daydreaming playlist

I love going for walks in Fletcher Moss Park near me and playing music in my headphones. Here's a collection of songs I've put together that I recommend for Autumn walks and daydreams.

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‘Awaken’ travelling far and wide

We discovered 'Awaken' has wandered far away and has been played on Hawaii Public Radio on Bridging The Gap show by dj mr.nick. Thanks for the plays, if anyone wants to listen here's the link...

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BBC Introducing & ALL FM

Thank you to BBC Music Introducing in Manchester & ALL FM 96.9 for playing 'Awaken' on their shows last week. Here's the links to listen again: You can pre-order the album 'Awaken' on bandcamp....

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