by Michael John McCarthy

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Sámh 42:08



This is a brief note to let you know about a piece of music I'm releasing today, entitled 'Sámh' (an Irish language word, which can translate as 'peaceful' or 'tranquil').

'Sámh' was composed and recorded over the course of a week in May, as a means of fending off a decidedly negative headspace. Having sat with the piece for the bones of a month now, releasing it on here feels like a worthwhile thing to do.

If you like what you hear, please do spread the word.

Thank you for listening.

MJ McCarthy


released June 5, 2020

'Sámh' was recorded at Next Door To Finn's, May 4th to 8th, 2020.


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Michael John McCarthy Glasgow, UK

Michael John McCarthy is a Cork-born, Glasgow-based musician and composer for stage and screen.

He has played on albums by Zoey Van Goey, Aidan Moffat, Emma Pollock, RM Hubbert, Lord Cut-Glass, Alasdair Roberts, Trembling Bells & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Niall Connolly & Jo Mango amongst others.

He has worked on over 80 theatrical productions, including nine Edinburgh Fringe First winners.
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