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    CORMAC O'CAOIMH

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    Cormac O Caoimh is a solo performer from Cork and ex singer-songwriter of The Citadels, a band who over 10 years have encompassed various shapes and sizes, resulting in the lo-fi acoustic "Shadow of my Northern Star" EP in 1999 and transforming into a full band - big sound - six piece who released the critically acclaimed "Letting Go. Holding On" cd in 2003 and the "Lovelight" EP in 2006. He debut solo cd "Stark a spark" was released in 2007 and he is currently putting the finishing touches on his second solo album showcasing his fingerpicking and classical guitar playing more so than earlier releases.

    As a solo artist Cormac played three gigs at the London Calling festival and received a glowing review for his Canadian Music week performance in Toronto in Canada's premier music magazine. He has picked up some well known admirers along the way including Ron Sexsmith, Tom Robinson (BBC) and Hot press music magazine.

    He has supported Damien Rice (in the Paradiso, Amsterdam), Declan O Rourke, Josh Rouse, Mark Geary, Nick Kelly, Miles Hunt and Damien Dempsey to name but a few. He also ventured further afield playing headlining gigs and slots in Edinburgh, London, Amsterdam and New York.

    His solo live performances vary between fast and frenetic acoustic guitar playing, slower tunes heavily influenced by his classical guitar playing background and jazz influenced pop tunes. The songs are key though and they all have a catchiness or accessibility at their core that outweigh any stylistic definition.

    Visit http://www.youtube.com/citadels for some live acoustic tunes

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