Martina Flaherty

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I am a Singer Songwriter from Loughrea Co Galway . Ive been Singing and playing music a long time but only started writing 5 years ago and i love it . Being Irish i guess my early musical influences were Trad , like Paul Brady ,Planxty , as a teenager i was into Dylan , John Lennon , Joni Mitchell, Stones , Fleetwood mac etc .Played in various Blues Pop and Funk Bands the last few years so my musical tastes broadened a bit . I came second in "The UK Song writing Contest" in 2009 with an original song called " Maybe "  .

 One of my original songs “Lover “ recently won 2nd place in The Jazz category 2011 of The International Songwriting Contest America with over 16,000 entries from 112 countries and received an Honarable mention with my song “The Dream “ in The Performance category

http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

I have also written two songs for Polish Singer Magda Navarette which are featured on Magdas Album “Iman “

Myself and my 12 year old Daughter Rhianna also Won Tg4s “Feis And Blood” Series last year , a Competition to find Irelands most talented Faimily . We won the Final, performing an original song “The Dream “ and a Jennifer Holiday song called “And I am telling you “ .

I Launched a Single last April called “Make it Easy “ with all the proceeds goin to Goal . .

My Band is made up of some of Galways finest musicians , Rick Harris plays Lead Guitar , he is a graduate of the New England Conservatory with nearly 25 years experience of international recording and touring experience with such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Jeff Buckley Richard Thompson, Paul Brady and the Black Magic Band. Luis Asturias on Bass formerly of Charis and has over 20 years experience of touring here and abroad with various bands . Barry Duffy Drums has toured internationally with many well known names in the world of music. Marcin Plaza Piano , is a musical director arranger and composer having collaborated with various bands like Harlequin , Bumblebee honey, and West coast Big band and has extensive experience from Tv Performances, shows and concerts here and abroad. Kieran Kelly Rhythm and lead Guitar , Teaches at Brereton Academy of Music Loughrea Co Galway and also Gigs regularly with Fraggle Rock wedding Band . You can find us Gigging around Ireland at various festivals this Summer.

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