CUALA MUSIC builds belonging through learning, songwriting and performance. It is a program and platform that focuses on the creative expression of young songwriters and spoken word artists, and facilitates the collaborative development their craft through workshops about social justice history, performances in community spaces and recording sessions. We’ll keep this page updated with latest news about recordings and live performances.

Since 2018 CUALA MUSIC Éire has worked with Irish songwriters Tadhg Carey, Ryan Kelly, Ciarán McGann and Ciara Shortt who participated in songwriting workshops and recording sessions at The Eblana Club and The Garden Studio in Dun Laoghaire. We will host our first Cuala Music performances in 2019/2020.

CUALA MUSIC NYC in fall 2019 will feature young songwriter performances at New York Public Library Tompkins Square in the East Village, and in collaboration with Fourth World ATD (All Together in Dignity), performances at the New School and the UNITED NATIONS.

“Music is the emotions it makes you feel”

– Leonard Bernstein

Coming soon, recordings from Irish songwriters Tadhg Carey, Ryan Kelly, Ciarán McGann and Ciara Shortt along with New York artists Annabelle, Annalise, Antonia, Devin, Fionn, Jonah, Lionel, Madeleine, Malik, Omi, Róisín and Zach.

The songs were recorded in sessions at The Garden Studio in Dun Laoghaire (with sound engineer Darren McCarthy) and at Mission Sound in Brooklyn, engineered by owner Oliver Straus (also known as King Princess’s dad).

Cuala interns Jordyn Leighton and Donterrius Walker with Hozier at Dublin’s Duke Street Gallery

Ciarán McGann (L) and Ciara Shortt (R)