- 19 Oct 17
Having straddled both sides of the Atlantic for nearly a decade, Irish singer-songwriter SORCHA RICHARDSON is back in Dublin for an extended stay. She tells PETER MCGORAN why it’s never been a better time to be home.
It’s truly a mark of how well the Dublin music scene fosters its own talent that Sorcha Richardson, a musician who has spent the better part of the last eight years plugging her considerable talents out in Brooklyn and throughout the United States, can come back home to Ireland and immediately find herself inundated with gig opportunities.
“I hadn’t been to Dublin in eight months,” the singer tell me, “so, I thought that I’d come back and catch up with some friends while I was home. I was thinking of maybe doing a few small gigs, The Ruby Sessions or something. But then I met up with one of my friends who works at the Grand Social and he encouraged me to do more. He said, ‘if you’re home and you want to do a headline show while you’re here, we can arrange that.’ I think it’s a case that, because people know I’m only going to be home for a short while, they’ll always ask me if I want to perform.
“I’d originally planned to go back to New York late in August but then I got asked to the Sounds of the Safe Harbour music trail in Cork last month so I decided to stay on an extra two weeks to do that. Then I got the offer to support Imelda May on her Irish tour. So I said ‘Ok well I’ll stay around to do that.’ It’s just kept extending. As it stands I don’t think I’ll be heading back to New York until next year.”