Rory Faithfield | Circle Dance

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Circle Dance

by Rory Faithfield

A solo acoustic project. The Irish Times observed that his “relentlessly upbeat folk-rock courses with positive thinking and surges with vigorous musicality.Faithfield is invigorating and inspiring.”
Genre: Folk: Power-folk
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1. Clonard
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2. Song For Joe
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3. Oh My Love
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4. Sooner Or Later
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5. Gone To Hell
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6. Follow The River
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7. Hope From Hell
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8. State Of Release
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9. Again
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Renowned for his positive energy and infectious enthusiasm, with songs that bounce between folk, rock, trip hop and every place in between, Rory's solo acoustic shows are a simultaneously mystical and energising experience. Described as "Power Acoustic" by the Irish Independent.

An attitude of exploration, demonstrated by a childhood spent "digging up stuff in the backyard", and early years playing in garage punk bands around Sydney Australia, led to a move to Ireland where songs became the obsession. After writing and developing his craft amongst the heavily populated singer-songwriter scene in Dublin, Rory started quietly slipping off to mainland Europe, touring solo acoustic, refining and expanding his repertoire with literally hundreds of gigs and continues to tour regularly both in Australia and Ireland.

Described by one journalist as "a strength that will move and inspire you with jolts of positive energy", 1998 saw the UK-only release of his debut album and first single 'NOWHERE SOMEWHERE ANYWHERE', recorded in Dublin.

Rory's second album, 'BLOOD, BONES & SOUL', was also recorded in Dublin, with Bill Shanley and Ciaran Byrnes sharing production duties at 'The Cauldron Studios'. An uplifting and energised set of songs featuring the metaphysical imagery of 'SHED MY SKIN' and the invigorating 'RISE ABOVE'. The Irish Times observed that his “relentlessly upbeat folk-rock courses with positive thinking and surges with vigorous musicality....Faithfield is invigorating and inspiring....”

In 2007, Rory Faithfield returns to the Cauldron Studios for the recording of his third album 'CIRCLE DANCE'. A fundamentally solo acoustic project that conveys the true energy of his live shows. The intriguing 'CLONARD' opens the album, which, as explained on Rory's My Space Blog, was a gift delivered fully formed in a dream where the Irish folk legend, Christy Moore, was witnessed entertaining a sing-along crowd in a backstreet pub. The mystery and profound intent of these songs unfolds as the album progresses and will prove to be Rory's most successful project to date.


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Jules Normington

Modern glass-half-full Luka Bloom/Dylanesque gem...pure heartfood.
I'm not sure where Rory Faithfield sources his melodies, but my guess is they just pour straight from his heart in exactly the way his lyrics seem to...it's hard to imagine them being composed separately. His words seem to wind around amongst his gentle guitar melodies, and his voice evokes peace and softness, sung from a happy heart. Yes there's an extremely uplifting lilt to what's on board here. Within his songs there's no wasted words, no line is added as filler or to rhyme away a moment - every word, every line is considered and meant...and in that way, he's not merely a gorgeous melody-writer, but a commentator and observer, in precisely the way Bob Dylan was in his early heyday. These are songs about love and journey sung with an effortless voice that only Richard Hawley comes close to. And there's not one duff note on the whole album. Really...it's THAT good.

JuliaB

Every song has its special story to tell. An absolute winner!
Each song holds you as it tells its own story. A beautiful album that reaches the soul - the product of a musician who's obviously worked at his trade!