Greenshine - I'll Fly Away - Suas Coffee House, Ennis Trad Festival, 13.10.16.

Greenshine - Their album, The Girl In The Lavender Dress, was released on the 10th September 2016. To purchase, or hear sample tracks from it and other albums, visit this link:
Mary Greene is a musician and songwriter Originally from Waterford City, she is now based in the Muskerry gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) in Co. Cork. Her family moved to The Anchor Bar in Dunmore East, a little fishing village, and made it into a premier music venue where she gathered still more influences from a very fine local ragtime guitar player, Gerry Power. It was during her years in The Anchor that she met her future husband Noel Shine. Noel sparked a keen interest in good American folk and country music in Mary which opened up a whole new field of musical adventures. They moved to Cork City and became a regular feature of the Cork music scene before travelling and playing extensively in Europe and the U.S She was asked by the IRISH MUSIC RIGHTS ORGANISATION (IMRO) to present a monthly showcase of original song writing and music in Cork city which she did for several years bringing, new and established writers to capacity crowds at the infamous folk venue, The Lobby Bar. Her own and Noel's work featured as part of an exhibition of the history of song writing in Cork held in the city library for the Cork 2005 City of Culture. She has sung on albums by many Irish performers including Christy Moore,Frances Black, John Spillane, Declan Sinnott, Suzanne Joubert and Mick Hanly. Noel Shine grew up on the west coast of Clare. Noel’s father Jack a fiddler and clarinet player of note while his mother was a fine accordion player. Noel took up the whistle at the age of four and was a brilliant player from early on. In his teens he taught himself guitar and began playing with the Moycastle Ceili band around the West Clare area. In the early 70's he moved to Cork city and became an integral part of the city's musical life. With his fine whistle playing he slotted right in to the traditional music scene, playing regularly with the best musicians the country had to offer. It was around this time that his friend Chris Twomey had an idea for a band, The Steam Packet Company that would combine Irish music and American folk and country. They brought on board another friend, Eoin O Riabhaigh, a fine piper, augmented later by Tom Stephens on bass and Pete Brennan on dobro. The band had much success playing all the best folk festivals in Ireland as well as a long running residency in famed folk house The Phoenix Bar. It was during this time that Noel gathered many of his wonderful songs and really honed his guitar picking, the traditional and country tunes testing his mettle and dexterity. He also added mandolin, banjo and bouzouki to his instrumental armoury. While The Steam Packed took a sabbatical, Noel began playing with Cork songwriter John Spillane who has gone on to carve a wonderful recording and broadcasting career. When John joined The Stargazers, Noel went to play a summer season in The Anchor Bar in Dunmore East where he met Mary Greene, the daughter of the house. She often joined him for a few songs and the partnership, enduring to this day, blossomed into love and marriage. Ellie Shine has grown up surrounded by music and has been performing in concerts and festivals since the age of 13 including an appearance with GREENSHINE for President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina at The Abbey Theatre. Ellie has a huge interest in the songs of the Muskerry Gaeltacht and reached the All-Ireland final of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann’s under 15 Sean-Nós Singing competition in her debut try-out. She enjoys singing songs of all genres and accompanies herself on the ukulele.The music of Greenshine has been covered by several Irish music artists and has been used commercially by Follain Preserves in their ad campaigns, Carrie Crowley in her film Waterway and as signature tunes by several national radio station programmes.
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