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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.


BBC Introducing Best of 2019

Happy New Year everyone. Thank you to BBC Music Introducing in Manchester for playing 'Being Human' on their Best of 2019 sessions show last week. Good luck to Michelle & Natalie for the future and thank you for all the support. x Listen again -...

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Every Waking Minute (Live at Fletcher Moss Park)

This is a song called ‘Every Waking Minute’ we filmed in Fletcher Moss Park last week in all its beautiful autumn colours. I’ve been working on my second album which will be out next year hopefully. I’m really looking forward to getting back to gigging soon and...

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‘Being Human’ video

I’m really pleased to share this video for ‘Being Human’. It's my favourite song on the album ‘Awaken’ and is a very raw and honest reflection on my life. To me it’s about appreciating the people that I’m surrounded by and feeling peaceful and happy. The video is...

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Show cancellations

UPDATE: Really sad to announce that Caoilfhionn will be unable to play this years Bluedot Festival, Boomtown Fair and all other summer festivals and shows.Thank you for all the kind messages and wishes as she continues her recovery.xSadly we've had to...

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Look at you now & tour dates

I started writing 'Look At You Now' in beautiful Genoa when I was on my first busking trip 3 summers ago. We've had some really amazing trips across Europe, Rich Williams has made a video montage of our travelsI'm looking forward to gigging more, follow this link to...

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International Women’s Day

Happy International Women's Day! I'd like to share a few things with you to celebrate this day and every other day of amazing women 😃I really enjoyed writing this blog post for Bitter Sweet Symphonies for IWD. I talk about Polly Paulusma and how much her music and...

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