Eamon Friel is from Derry in Northern Ireland. In the year 2000 he issued the album “Word of Spring”. It received a great deal of critical praise and substantial radio play particularly in Britain on programmes like BBC Radio 3’s “Late Junction”. Two of the songs were covered by Sean Tyrell and Bill Jones. “I was encouraged by its reception”, says Eamon. “So much so that I am writing the best songs of my life at the moment. I am a three song a year man if I’m lucky but I seem to have hit a purple patch of late”.
In May 2003 his new album “The Waltz of the Years” was issued. Already it has been described as a “classic album” and BBC Radio Ulster’s Folk Club has described one of the songs “Hard Town” as maybe the best Irish song of the last twenty years.
The year 2012 brings a new Eamon Friel album THE STREETS FORGET.
THE STREETS FORGET
HERE IS THE RIVER
The title track, "The Waltz of
the Years," is typical of his output. He takes an ordinary everyday
occurrence and weaves a magical tune with words to match.
Eamon Friel is a great singer and the writer of wonderful
Witty, articulate and idiosyncratic Eamon Friel will
restore your faith in the narrative power of the singer/ songwriter.
Word Of Spring is a superb
album...the tunes are the finest.
“The Waltz Of The Years” is low key, simple and understated, in one sense. In another, it is a humungous treasure. Truly one of the years serious contenders in the must be heard stakes.
Evocative, poetic, tuneful… and true.
“Here Is The River” confirms me in my belief that Eamon Friel is just about the best songwriter anywhere at the moment. I am aware of no contemporary songwriter writing such powerful and beautiful songs.
“The Waltz Of The Years”…"The charming title track typifies a set that manages to be both down to earth and stylish"
|Albums > Stepping Stones • Word of Spring • Waltz of the Years • Smarter • The Streets Forget|