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...

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...

‘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.

‘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...

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...