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Paul McDonnell

Paul McDonnell -  guitar/vocals

Dave Molloy - guitars

Della Mannion- vocals 

Cathleen Flynn - piano

‘A Sweeter Confusion’ the new album out 8th August by award winning songwriter PAUL MCDONNELL

Album launch concert - Friday August 5th, DC Music Club, Camden Row, Dublin 8.
Doors 8.30pm
Adm: Door 12€
First 20 to reserve in advance Adm: 10€ including copy of the new CD.

The album chronicles his search for love, connection & truth and features the single ‘Stormchaser’

 With a career in songwriting spanning over 15 years, Paul recently co-wrote the theme song ‘BE ALL YOU CAN BE’ for the highly acclaimed 2014 US movie ‘37’.  He is the only double winner of the IMRO Christy Hennessy Award for songwriting, beating over 400 artists to the top prize in 2011 and 2014.  Paul has written songs for De Danann, Tommy Fleming, Lisa Lambe, Leah McFall and has enjoyed success with his songs being placed in films, on TV and used in advertising campaigns internationally.

As can be expected from an album by a songwriter of such calibre, lyrics are the heart of every song on ‘A Sweeter Confusion’.   Paul explains the process of writing and the themes he has explored on this album – “The songs start with a thought rather than a chord or a melody.  Since losing both my parents within a short time, I’ve been thinking a lot over the past few years, battling with a sense of failure in my search for love, connection and truth”.  On this new album, Paul asks  if one can exist without  the other – “My song ‘I’m not ready’ is an example of this, the conflict of needing love to feel alive and also connecting with the need to run away to be yourself.” ‘There’s safety in the danger when you close your eyes at speed and changing like the weather everything that you believe’ (I’m not ready).

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