- 08 Jan 21
Ó Snodaigh is working on a solo album that will be released in 2021.
Rónán Ó Snodaigh, better known for his singing with the group Kíla, has had weekends at home for the first time in thirty years. He decided to spend the year writing songs, playing and practising music, and reflecting on his career. 2020 has been full of ups and downs for Rónán and Kíla. Even though live touring came to an abrupt halt midway through their European St Patricks weekend tour, they also have had big successes from their work in film – the group was awarded an IFTA win for their score for the Oscar longlisted Irish film Arracht, and their collaboration with Bruno Coulais on the score of Wolfwalkers has won much critical acclaim.
Filmmaker and musician Myles O Reilly also found his life and work turned upside by the pause in live performances. Myles has spent much of 2020 creating and composing ambient electronic music under the name Indistinct Chatter. October saw his first release; ‘Cabin Lights Off’ which was RTÉ1 album of the week.
Now, the two have released a collaboration called 'Tá'n t'Ádh Liom'. Recorded from a live performance at Myles O Reilly’s home, the track is a reflection on unexpected grace or luck. A guitar song in Irish, this recording came about from a chance opportunity to call in on an old friend for a cuppa tea after a long time of isolation. 'Tá'n t'Ádh Liom' was mixed by O'Reilly and mastered by Seán Mac Erlaine.
"Being an attempt at an independent individual I didn’t expect to be lent a hand by anyone; Angels, Grace, Gods or otherwise," Rónán reflects. "It appears I have been helped a lot along the way and maybe I have just stopped long enough this year to notice how lucky I have been and how much grace has been bestowed on me."
Watch the video below.