Live, LIVE, Love (Pronounced: Live-Lyve-Love) is the new live album from Clara Rose and her band plus special guests.
The album was recorded over two shows in Arthur’s Blues and Jazz Club (Dublin) and The Garage Theatre (Monaghan) in the spring of 2020. With the help of funding from the Music Industry Stimulus Package from First Music Contact Clara brought the raw sound files to Les Keye in Arad Studios (Dublin) and they embarked on a magical mystery tour of music, mixing and mastering to produce this album.
Clara Rose releases her new E.P, Travelling Soul on Tuesday 14th April. For this collection of songs, Clara collaborated with vocalist, Elizabeth Monahan (pictured above beside Clara) who just happens to be her mother!
The new E.P from Clara Rose, Travelling Soul is a departure from her usual powerhouse vocal style to a more soulful, contemporary folk genre. The 4 original songs on the E.P were written and inspired by time Clara spent on the beautiful Achill Island, Co. Mayo. The 5th track features her mother, Elizabeth Monahan, on lead vocals and is a version of the traditional country classic, Red River Valley. The recording interestingly features both of Clara’s parents, her mother, Elizabeth on vocals and father, Alan on Banjo on title track, “Travelling Soul”. Recorded and mixed by Marion McEvoy (Panchord Studios) there is also fiddle by Cathy McEvoy and percussion by Shane Atlas. Resulting in a feast for the ears of stories, song and soulful music.
2015 will be a big year for Clara Rose & Don Baker as they embark on recording an album together. They are currently working in the studio finishing a collaborative album that is due for release later in the year. The album is a mixture of original songs by Don Baker and Clara Rose – it is shaping up nicely!
From March onwards they will tour the album in various venues nationwide – see the ‘gig listings‘ for details. Their show promises to be an intimate exponent of their songwriting styles and musical rapport.
See Clara Rose & Don Baker in action – their latest music video where Clara performs Don’s powerful song “Never Let You Down”.
An exciting month as I launch my brand new, LIVE RECORDING of 4 tracks! The E.P is titled “Queen of the Late Night Radio”.
I recorded the E.P in The Meadows Studios with my 7 piece band and special guests, Cathy McEvoy on Fiddle and Don Baker on harmonica. We did the recording “old school” and live – the band are cookin’ and I hope people will enjoy the ‘live’ sound! The session was engineered by Gavin Ralston.
There will be some “pre sales” at my gig in The Cafe Sessions, Chapter One Cafe, Cavan on Thursday 22nd May.
Clara Rose and her 8 piece band took to “Easton Studios” (Delgany, Wicklow) for “The Silverwood Sessions” at the end of January to record a new 4 track E.P. In true “old school” style they recorded the full band live in session. The session was also filmed. The E.P will be released with a lead single in the Spring of 2014 which will be available for download. The tracks will also be available in video on youtube and Vimeo.
The live session was engineered by Gavin Ralston (Silverwood Studios) and his trusty crew and the session was filmed by Kerbute Productions and their lovely crew!
The recording features 9 musicians in total and I feel so privileged to work with them all:
Clara Rose (vocals/guitar)
Cormac McCann (keyboards/grand piano)
Claire McLaughlin (Backing vocals)
Liz Monahan (Backing vocals)
Sean Beatty (Electric Guitar)
Ronnie O’ Flynn (Bass)
Michael Black (Drums)
Guest: Cathy McEvoy (Fiddle)
Guest: Don Baker (Harmonica)
Watch THIS space for the release of the tracks and videos!
Clara Rose has an exciting few months coming up with a new video release (in partnership with Odessa Visuals) and then a very interesting recording project planned for January 2014. This will involve her amazing 8 piece band with special guests, all new material and an audio-visual package for Clara Rose fans. This release will be the much awaited follow up to her debut album “A Portfolio” (2010) and hopefully you are as excited about it as she is!