May 4, 2017

Irish Music Magazine Review April 2017

As reviews go, this is fairly gratifying.

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January 23, 2017

‘Marty Recommends’ The Elevated Life EP, RTÉ Lyric FM

My EP ‘The Elevated Life’ has been made the ‘Marty Recommends’ CD of the week on the Marty In The Morning show on RTE Lyric FM

MARTY IN THE MORNING, Marty Recommends

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December 11, 2016

Solo Debut EP ‘The Elevated Life’ out now on Bandcamp

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September 14, 2016

Debut Single feat. Lisa Lambe out now on iTunes.


My debut single ‘The Thorns From Your Heart’, from my EP out this winter, is out now on iTunes.  It features acclaimed Irish singer Lisa Lambe.

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May 19, 2016

Debut EP launch gig with Edel Murphy, Whelan’s Dublin 15/5/16

image imageOn May 15th I played Upstairs at Whelan’s, Dublin with Edel Murphy to launch our EP ‘Bluebonnet Spring’.  We performed the EP and some of my new songs and compositions.

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March 31, 2016

RTÉ TV ‘Centenary’ – Guitarist and co-orchestrator.

On March 28th, with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, I performed with Imelda May, Dónal Lunny and other Irish artists and with a formidable line up of Irish musicians, dancers and actors in RTE’s 1916 Easter Rising commemoration ‘Centenary’.  Musical director Joe Csibi and I orchestrated the piece ‘The Minstrel Boy’ performed by Jack L.

Pic by Conor McCabe @conorsphotos

Pic by Conor McCabe @conorsphotos

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February 15, 2016

Debut EP out now on Bandcamp and iTunes


Bluebonnet Spring EP (2016) by Edel Murphy & Ewan Cowley

©IMRO 2016 Available via iTunes and Bandcamp

1. Gulf Coast Highway 2.53 (J. Hooker/N. Griffith/D. Flowers)
2. Songs Of Love 3.34 (N. Hannon)
3. Careless Hands 2.55 (E. Murphy)
4. Hard Times Come Again No More 4.00 (Trad. Arr. E. Cowley/E. Murphy) 5. The Rainbow Connection 3.14 (P. Williams/K.Ascher)

‘Bluebonnet Spring EP’ is the debut recording from Irish indie-folk duo Edel Murphy and Ewan Cowley. Rehearsed and recorded in hotels and theatre dressing rooms, their collaboration began on long journeys across America with ‘back of the tourbus’ song sessions. Soon, tunes were chosen, harmonies devised and a plan was formed to capture the sound of ukulele, guitar and two voices.

The five track EP evokes Americana, Indie Folk and features a new song ‘Careless Hands’ written by Edel Murphy. Other songs are ‘Gulf Coast Highway’ by Nanci Griffith, the American folk classic ‘Hard Times Come Again No More’, The Divine Comedy’s ‘Songs Of Love’ and ‘The Rainbow Connection’ from the 1979 film ‘The Muppet Movie’.


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