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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.


When you stumble across something special

Rich told me to listen to this tune he heard on the radio this morning, 'Living' by Jan Gunnar Hoff and wow - it's so beautiful and moving. The chorus / theme reminds me of The Beatles 'Hey Jude', it's very powerful and inspiring.

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Supporting Mammal Hands in Brighton

Ever beautiful sounds from Mammal Hands - always love supporting these guys! It was a special night in Brighton -  our first gig there so thank you to all those who came and made it super nice. 🤗Dictionary Pudding put on a great gig at the beautiful St....

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Germany dates postponed

Unfortunately our mini tour of Germany has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We really can't wait to return to Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne and to anyone who bought tickets - we hope to see you soon!  

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Night Time Economy events

From time to time I team up with my dad Rob Birley & bandmate n buddy Rich Williams to put on a music event we call Night Time Economy. We've done a handful of gigs now at our favourite hang out The Klondyke in Levenushulme. We describe ourselves as:...

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Bitter Sweet Symphonies music blog

My good friend and wonderful music blogger Charlotte Holroyd asked me to write about my creative endeavours so far and some background on 'Awaken'. Check out her blog Bitter Sweet Symphonies 🎶...

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