A great double headline show with Molly O’Mahony and Les SalAmandas
Molly O’Mahony spent much of the the past decade writing and performing with art-folk group Mongoose, who were a fixture of the Irish music scene for many years after their formation in 2012. The band released two albums and two EPS in their time, and have shared stages with the likes of Glen Hansard, Mary Coughlan and Eddi Reader. Molly returned to her home place in West Cork in March of 2020. Against the backdrop of the unfolding pandemic, she began work on her debut solo collection. Her first single Remember To Be Brave, was released in June of 2021. Brother Blue, the follow-up single was released in November. Tipped as ‘Hot for 2022’ by Hotpress magazine, her highly anticipated debut album The House of David is due for release in autumn this year.
Les SalAmandas, a new singing song-writing act in the Irish music scene, are Julie O’Sullivan (Ballydehob, West Cork) and Colyne Laverriere (Hostun, France).
Julie and Colyne met in late 2018 in Ballydehob West Cork, Ireland.
Les SalAmandas made their live debut at Levis Corner House’s , an award winning Irish venue, as part of ‘Secret Song Festival’ (2019). On 1st September 2020, they performed at a sold out gig in Levis Corner House and revealed a maturity of song-writing well beyond their years with thoughtful lyrics and smooth harmonies. Immersing themselves in the cultural centre that is West Cork, Julie and Colyne spent the last 2 years writing their own material together and collaborating with local and national musicians. This includes being invited to perform on the acclaimed Irish folk singer Ger Wolfe’s new album ‘The Morning Star’, as well as performing at Ger’s live album launch in February 2020. In October 2020, they were invited to perform a livestream gig through Mick Flannery’s social media pages, an award-winning, double-platinum selling artist, and garnered over 10,000 views of their performance in 24 hours. They were one of four Irish Artists invited to perform a set at ‘Folk Alliance International’ a prestigious global music conference, in February 2021 as part of The Starhouse Collective showcase.
Summer 2021 has been an exciting one for Les SalAmandas, venturing away from West Cork, they performed at Waterford’s Summer in The City festival alongside Paddy Casey, supporting Mick Flannery at Connollys of Leap, playing a sold out gig in Levis’ Corner House and being invited to play at Coughlan’s Live promotion’s new festival ‘The Great Beyond’. Les Salamandas have recorded their debut album, which has been co-produced by award winning Canadian Producer Daniel Ledwell ( http://www.danielledwell.com ). Following their successful debut single ‘Now is The Time’, ‘Mouldy’ is the second single from this much anticipated collection of songs from their debut album that they will be releasing in 2022.