Sarah Buckley released her first single to widespread acclaim in February 2019 (more info below). Her second single, ‘Wedding Bells’, is set for release on April 15th. It tells the story of Grace Gifford and Joseph Plunkett who were married the night before he was executed for his role in the Easter Rising. They spent just 15 minutes supervised time together after the wedding.
The single was produced by Karl Odlum (Mic Christopher, Glen Hansard, David Keenan) and mastered by John Flynn (Björk,’Vulnicura’).
Sarah has an Irish tour planned over the Spring/Summer with more dates being added. Confirmed dates can be seen here.
Sarah Buckley began 2019 with a much coveted place in “Whelan’s Ones to Watch”. Her debut single ‘You’ve Got Me’ was released on all platforms in February 2019 and the song spent four weeks on RTE Radio 1 Recommends playlist (National Radio) as well as receiving heavy rotation on local stations across the country. This included RTÉ Radio 1, Red FM, 96FM, Classic Hits 4FM, Phoenix FM, Dundalk FM, WLR FM, Flirt FM, Dublin City FM, LMFM, Shannonside FM, Athlone Community Radio, KCLR 96FM, Near FM 90.3, CRY 104FM, , 8Radio (online), Eirewave (online), Blues and Roots Radio (online), 2XFM (online), EGH Radio (online), Valley 89.5 (Australia), and Tyga FM 98.9 (Australia), Wandsworth Radio (UK).
It was selected for Spin FM’s “Plan B” Ones to Watch, and featured in Hot Press, GoldenPlec, Pure M, JOE.ie among other music blogs that are viewable here.
In the same month as her debut release, Sarah’s song ‘Magic Powers’ was chosen as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Judges in this competition include Tom Waits and The Script. Previous winners include Goyte, Bastille, and Mick Flannery.
Sarah first recorded a number of demos in music college. Thanks to these demos she has performed her song ‘You’ve Got Me’ on RTE’s TwoTube, her song ‘Wedding Bells’ at RTE’s Reflecting on the Rising live event and her song, ‘Magic Powers’, was included in a shortlist out of 500 applicants on John Murray’s RTE radio show. Sarah has also secured a number of slots on side stages of some of Ireland’s biggest festivals including Electric Picnic and Vantastival as well as being nominated as Best Newcomer by Pure M magazine.
Sarah has already been gigging extensively with support slots for Aine Cahill, HamsandwicH, Mick Flannery and Cry Monster Cry, along with a host of festival appearances including Electric Picnic, Vantastival, Cork Jazz Festival, Sligo Live, Le Cheile Festival, Claremorris Fringe Festival, Achill Battle of the Lakes, Glendalough festival, youBloom, International Pop Overthrow at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, and RTE’s Reflecting on the Rising.