Leah Sohotra & Martin Leahy

Leah Sohotra is a singer/songwriter living in Blarney Co Cork. Originally from Vermont, and having lived in Ireland for eight years, her imagery draws heavily on rural American and Irish landscapes. Her work also draws from classical literature and folk tradition, nursery rhymes and epic poetry and therefore the subjects are often animals and mythical creatures. The themes of the songs are based on personal experiences of loss, love, violence, heartbreak and motherhood.

Her 10-song debut album, breaded crickets, was released in 2019 and blends the folk singer’s powerful lyrics with the ingenuity of Martin Leahy. The album also features gorgeous guest vocals by the highly acclaimed songwriter Mick Flannery who co-wrote the track ‘Sam’s Song,’ touching on issues of race and class.

Martin Leahy is a singer songwriter and musician from Cork and has been a playing on the Irish music scene for about 20 years. Along with his recent successes as a singer/songwriter he has worked extensively with some of Irelands greatest songwriters and musicians including John Spillane, Christy Moore (on his No.1 selling album ‘Listen’), Cormac O Caoimh, Ger Wolfe, Jimmy McCarthy, Greenshine, Noel Brazil, Declan Sinnott among many others.

An accomplished multi instrumentalist, he has produced many albums and as a member of the traditional Irish group North Cregg he has toured the World playing many major festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge and Milwaukee.


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