"Premier League songwriter" Hot Press
“Melodies to whistle at a bus stop” Irish Music Magazine
“A wonderful songwriter – he writes beautiful songs” Nanci Griffith
“Quality song material, lyrical and pleasing” The Living Tradition
“Delicate and mysterious folk stylings” Folkworld.eu
Liam Merriman has been a significant presence on the live music circuit in Ireland over many years. His songs have been released by Polygram Records, RTE Records and the independent Three Rivers label. His work has also been published by Cohesion Arts in America as a contributing writer and artist on the acclaimed Nashville based 1861 Project. He has made several TV appearances on RTE and BBC and his songs have received airplay and play-listing on national, regional and local radio stations in Ireland and overseas. Other artists recording Liam’s songs include Maura O’Connell, Richie Hayes and New Jersey punk folk outfit The One And Onlies.
Merriman, has also toured with, and supported, many major folk acts including Nanci Grifith, Christy Moore, Kiki Dee, Paul Brady, and Donovan.
Hot Press, Ireland’s leading music magazine, described Liam’s compositions in a four-star album review as follows: “inspired by Gordon Lightfoot and Paul Simon… adding his own contemporary polish and a subtle Irish twist… reinforces Merriman as a premier league songwriter”. The same magazine placed his 2015 release, a collaboration with traditional Irish musician Eoin O’Meachair, in their Top 10 Folk Albums of The Year.
Liam is joined by talented guitarist Bill Stuart. The finger-picking duo plough a rich vein of acoustic guitar-based songs and tunes. Bill's heavy metal / rock background brings a dextrous and energetic style to duo's the live performances. Their recent instrumental recording of The Sound Of Silence clocked up over 1,500 views since its posting on YouTube just over a week ago.