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Synead Toomey

Folk // Limerick

Synead Toomey is an Irish singer/songwriter from County Limerick. Her musical journey began while busking in Limerick City Centre in 2012 and she has continued busking ever since. From busking, her career has progressed to playing gigs in venues both locally and nationally. Synead has just completed 4 years studying a BA in Voice and Dance in the Irish World Academy in the University of Limerick (p.s. please don’t ask her to dance). She is now undertaking a Professional Masters of Education in the University of Limerick.

Her original music has been described as soulful acoustic and a style deeply rooted in an Indie-folk genre. Synead has her own unique vocal blend with influence from singer/songwriters such as Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, and Joni Mitchell. Her forthcoming EP Falling has been described as heartfelt and heavily influenced by everyday life experiences. The title track Falling describes the feeling of falling in love with the right person at the wrong time.

“Intimate, sincere, confessional songwriting from a beautiful voice – shades of 70’s folk artist Nick Drake. Sinead draws you into her world with ease”
Carl Corcoran, Host of Blue of the Night & Director MA in Songwriting, UL

“Sinéad is a truly promising musician and songwriter – an emerging Limerick talent dedicated to honing a distinct, soulful sound that wouldn’t be out of place among the great, current Irish pop troubadours”
Emma Langford, RTÉ Radio 1 Best Emerging Folk Artist of the Year 2018

“The strength of Synead’s voice is complemented by the power of her lyrics and the emotion of her delivery. Professionalism and passion are the hallmarks of Limerick’s rising star.”
Kara O’ Brien, Rootstrings Management