Cork, County Cork
Saint Caoilian released his debut EP, 'The Faraway' on the back of a year of prestigious support shows with Roy Harper, Ryley Walker, Sean O'Hagan, and a tour around Ireland with Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg. Coinciding with this tour were shows at Body & Soul, Another Love Story, Sounds From A Safe Harbour, Quiet Lights and It Takes A Village Festivals.
Having worked as a potato picker, a Santa Claus, a temp at an ill-fated music store, an obscenely quiet busker, a barman, a sexual health teacher. He has sold vases and scarves at flea markets and played the part of a “moving picture” at a Harry Potter themed wedding. Work which has, in one way or another, encouraged a lot of introspection.
Throughout this time he has been a musician and a DJ, based in the south of Ireland.
Playing guitar and writing songs since the age of fifteen, well worn through years in rock and roll bands he has very recently begun playing solo shows that reflect a folkier and sparser terrain - backed with an electric guitar, a sense of entitlement and an overly sentimental view of almost everything.
His music reflects a part of his record collection that hosts Paul Simon, John Prine and more recent luminaries like Bill Ryder Jones and Angel Olsen.
"His first solo single allows that raspy sweetness to dominate a song of bright laid-back blues folk" - Irish Times (Single Of The Week)
‘I’ll Be A Fool For You’ is a languid lilting track from a man who clearly has many strings to his bow." - Nialler9