‘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...

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...

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...

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...

New tour dates

I really enjoy planning so I’ve been mapping out a wavering route through 2019. In-between writing new songs, we’ve got some really nice gigs coming up, here’s a list x #gigs#livemusic #goodplan #caoilfhionnrose#awaken #travelling #vanlife

‘Realistic Behaviour with Alabaster DePlume’ on WorldwideFM

It's super that 'A New Day' was included on Alabaster DePlume's wonderful & eclectic show 'Realistic Behaviour' on WorldwideFM. It's full of enchanting sounds from Avital Raz, Homelife, This is the Kit and I've made lotsa new great discoveries from Mike...

Supporting Paper Kites and more shows

It was great to support the incredibly lovely people of The Paper Kites last night at Manchester Academy 😀Spring is around the corner (yey) and throughout it we'll be playing in the many corners of Manchester, trying out some new tunes along the way...Fri 1st March...

A few thoughts, upcoming gigs & Hania Rani

Music is like a very good friend. It can pick you up when you’re down, it can carry you when things are on the up. It compliments any mood and setting and filters into many scenarios. It keeps me company when I’m walking along or just sat around doing not very much at...

Unravelled on BBC6 Music

Unravelled has been included on Tom Robinson's BBC Radio 6 MusicIntroducing Mixtape and will be played on tonight's show. Big thanks to Tom Robinson for playing it last night too and taking the time to spell out my crazy name xYou'll be able to listen to the mixtape...

Northern Soul feature and new songs

Thank you to Northern Soul for the lovely feature. I spoke to Paul Davies in my favourite Fletcher Moss Park about finding inspiration and all things music. You can read it on their website here.The album was also reviewed by  Dutch blog De Krenten Uit De...

KEXP, All FM and a new year

Thank you to KEXP for giving 'Being Human' a spin this morning and to ALL FM 96.9 for featuring us on their end of year shows last night.Really looking forward to 2019, making more music and having some more adventures. Thank you for all your support this year! x📸 Dan...

Unravelled on BBC Introducing

Big thank you to BBC Music Introducing in Manchester, ALL FM 96.9, dj mr.nick and all the radio stations that have been been playing ‘Unravelled’ so far.

‘Unravelled’ video

Today we released 'Unravelled' the third single from my debut album 'Awaken' and a video to go with it!

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.

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....

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!  

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:...

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 🎶...

Live in-store at Piccadilly Records

This Saturday (27th October) me and my band will be playing in-store at my favourite record shop - Piccadilly Records! Eep! It's a free event and we'll be playing songs from 'Awaken'. Here are the event timings: Event timings: 15:00-16:00 -...

Gondwana 10 | The Roundhouse

Wow - what a weekend celebrating 10 years of Gondwana Records at The Roundhouse! I was so chuffed to be part of this special event full of so many musicians I love and admire. Congratulations to Matthew Halsall and the Gondwana family for everything...

Album launch at YES

Thank you to everyone who came to the album launch, it was so lovely to see so many friends. Also thank you to my bandmates, Gondwana Records & YES for making it a great night.

My album is out today!

My album 'Awaken' is out today on Gondwana Records You can stream it or buy a CD or vinyl here: https://gondwana-records.lnk.to/awdYrFA It feels great to finally share it with you! ‘Awaken’ represents a new beginning to me, it’s my first collection of...

Sofar Sounds – Manchester

Played my first @sofarmanchester today at lovely @popupbikes - such a special event and great to hear @alinalymusic and @catgodmusic.

Worldwide FM session at 80 Hertz Studios

We played a session for Worldwide FM on the Gondwana Records show with Matthew Halsall last week and you can watch the session again here. You can also listen to the whole show and interview over at mixcloud.

‘Awaken’ on BBC6Music

'Awaken' was played on BBC6Music a couple of times over the weekend on BBC Introducing. Thanks to Tom Robinson for including it on your Mix Tape. It was funny to see my name on the TV at home :).

Vinyl has arrived!

Happy days, I now have copies of 'Awaken' on vinyl & CD 😀 If you would like one, you can pre-order it here: https://caoilfhionnrose.bandcamp.com/album/awaken Or come along to our launch on Sunday 14th October...

‘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...

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.

Album launch at ‘Yes’ Manchester 14/10/18

I'm really happy to announce my album launch will be at YES in Manchester on Sunday 14th October . It will be an early evening show from 6-7pm and will be free entry. https://www.facebook.com/events/266037254027111/

‘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...

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: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06fvkr1 https://www.mixcloud.com/allFM You can pre-order the album 'Awaken' on...

First single and video from my forthcoming debut album ‘Awaken’

I'm so happy to share the first single and video from my forthcoming debut album 'Awaken' which is now available for pre-order here: https://caoilfhionnrose.bandcamp.com Music can be magic; at times it feels like a song was almost written especially for you, as if the...

Line of best fit premiering ‘Awaken’ today

Thank you to the The Line Of Best Fit for premiering the first single and video from my album 'Awaken' - really lovely words by Nad Khan. You can read the review here: https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/new-music/discovery/caoilfhionn-rose-awaken

Late Night Listening

When I was a Music student at Newcastle Uni I went through a phase & took a lot of comfort in staying up late searching for new songs to listen to. I could be quite reclusive from time to time but music kept me company and always filled the space. I...

Corner of the web & LOMA

Since I was a little girl I have filled dairies, notebooks and sketchbooks; scribbling and documenting all sorts. I love doing that and I thought I might share some things with you here. I have Spotify playlists going back to 2012, along with a growing...