Killarney, County Kerry
"Cathal Flaherty is one of the finest artists to arrive on the scene in the last few years." - Jack Lukeman (Jack L)
"The voice, The songs and Cathal's performance had my attention when we first met at a music programme in Tralee. Cathal's songwriting showed great potential and I'm looking forward to his first album." - Francie Conway - Songwriter, Musician, Producer and founder of the Ballyfermot school or rock and the Troubadour Club.
In the last year, Cathal has had the privilege of supporting one of his favourite singers Jack L answell as other great Irish artists such as Bressie, Heathers, Delerentos, Francis Black, Brian Kennedy & The Walls. Most recently he has supported one of the most successful country singers in the world, Bonnie Tyler when she came to the INEC on August 5th. He was also featured as album of the week on Radio Kerry to great reviews. He was shortlisted this year for the Arthur's Day 'Play on the Day' competition in association with Hot Press and RTE 2FM. During Christmas 2010 he was invited by Jack L to play 'The Ruby Sessions', Dublins top acoustic club who has played host so some great bands such as Paolo Nutini, The Script and Mumford & Sons to name but a few. He has also appeared on balcony TV twice, all this since September 2010.
Cathal launched his Debut EP 'Lost & Found' headlining his show in the INEC Acoustic Club on July 9th 2011 with his full band and special guests. It has gone on to sell over 1,000 copies. He is currently back in studio recording his Debut Album which is due to be released in late summer 2014 and releasing his first single July 2014.