Runah is an art-folk artist based between Dublin and Manchester.
In the cold quiet of the morning, in the far distance, you are drawn into a sombre scene where the baying crowd surround the burning sticks and branches throwing smoke and spark into the air.
The fire that burns the nostrils and sucks the air from your very soul.
Now, rising from the ashes of the dead, innocent flesh is the all devouring, all destroying vacuum and furious power.
RUNAH is more than sound and song. More than whimsey. Every now and then the world of music throws up an artist that can move you to new places within yourself, sonically shifting you, teasing and tearing you limb from limb, still leaving you safely home feeling somehow better.
RUNAH will haunt you and, like Artemis, hunt you, but most of all nourish you. ~ Written by David Virgin
Having been a part of the global Sofar Sounds series and played in various cities internationally, RUNAH has collaborated with other artists, most recently Florida based producer FKNSYD on her recent 2018 EP Calcify. Other international collaborations have included ‘Neighbourhoods Pt. 2’ with Australian six-piece Fairchild, Melbourne based artist Calan-Mai and a recent support slot for London based duo Empathy Test.
Runah recently released her second EP 'Ghosts', recorded/produced with David Virgin, Rohan Healy and Al Quiff at Beardfire Studio, Dublin; a father and sons production team who, in their collective six decades of musical experience, have worked – on stage or in studio – with the likes of Nick Cave, INXS, Leslie Dowdall (In Tua Nua), Mary Black, The Cruel Sea, Cat Power, Billy Bragg and Lloyd Cole, to name but a few.
'Ghosts' is an offering of Runah's inner-world, combined with her fascination with nature and magical elements.
“RUNAH is, to my ear, among the finest artists in her chosen genre of pop indie art folk working in the world today. The strength of the lyrics, melodies, vocals and production ideas. Listening is like stepping into a world fully formed and rich with colour” – Rohan Healy, host of Rhythm & Roots Show, 103.2 Dublin City FM & Producer at Beardfire Studio, Dublin.
'It sets the scene of an artist unashamed of who she is... 'Age' in a must-listen for any songwriters out there' Tom Berry, Bittersweet Symphonies
'A swirling, electronic-fuelled nugget of mysterious melody, the visuals cast new light on the sheer maturity of RUNAH's songwriting.' Clash Magazine
'Spoken word, dance and music. Its all there. Great job!' Roddie Cleere
'Enchanting simply doesn't cut it when trying to describe the world RUNAH creates on her latest EP Ghosts' REMY