Irish band Walking On Cars will kick off a U.S. tour on May 18th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The headline run will also include a show in Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Tickets are available at http://www.walkingoncars.com/. See below for itinerary.

Speeding Cars,” a track from the band’s debut album, Everything This Way (Virgin Records), was recently the Track of the Day at the BBC’s Radio 1. The song, which made the A List at the BBC’s Radio 2, is in the Top 5 on iTunes and Shazam’s Future Hits chart in the U.K. In Ireland, “Speeding Cars” topped the Shazam chart and was a Top 10 airplay hit. “Catch Me If You Can,” another song found on Everything This Way, was featured as one of Annie Mac’s Hottest Records on BBC Radio 1 and reached No. 1 on the iTunes chart in Ireland. The video for

Speeding Cars,” has over 3 million hits on Youtube.


Produced by the MyRiot production team of Tim Bran and Roy Kerr (London Grammar, Bloc Party, Foxes), Everything This Way was the only pre-order able to take the No. 1 spot away from Adele anywhere in the world when it claimed the top spot in Ireland.  In the U.K. the album topped iTunes Alternative Albums chart.

Artfully combining anthemic balladry with booming guitar riffs and sing-along melodies, Walking On Cars have been tipped as an NME Buzzband and praised by London’s Sunday Times for their “epic rock.” Digital Spy hailed the band as Ireland’s “best kept secret” and Gigwise noted, “The ambitious sound of Walking On Cars is destined for worldwide acclaim, and bound for stadiums.”

 Walking On Cars is Patrick Sheehy (vocals); Sorcha Durham (keyboards); Dan Devane (guitars); Paul Flannery (bass) and Evan Hadnett (drums) hail from the remote coastal town of Dingle. During a particularly bleak winter, the five friends rented a farmhouse outside of town so they could focus on writing music without the distractions of daily life. Six months later, they emerged with lyrics that veer between tenderness and anguish, soundscapes that sit back, intricate and restrained, and then explode into color and vocals that roar of heartache and romantic longing.

After spending two years on the road, Walking On Cars became Ireland’s biggest independent band, playing sold-out shows, including two nights at the Olympia in Dublin. They won over more fans during their supporting slot on The Kooks’ U.K. tour and at such festivals as Reading & Leeds, Bestival and T in the Park. The band, which has also supported James Bay, Kodaline and The Script, recently played a sold-out show at KOKO in London.


TICKETS @ www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com

Job Well Done to Na Fianna Band!

Just two weeks ago Daly Communications’s friend, Na Fianna, performed to a SOLD OUT house at Arlene’s Grocery here in NYC.  After debuting their new album, “Na Fianna”, in their home base of Dublin, Ireland, they crossed to this side of the pond as the first act to be launched in the US by the company Global Irish Acts.  Their show at Arlene’s Grocery on 9/10 was a true success for the band and was sponsored by both Daly Communications & Global Irish Acts.

It is a great pleasure that we have the opportunity to work with Na Fianna & Global Irish Acts who specialize in tour promotion and management exclusively for Irish bands working internationally.  This new partnership between the two companies will allow GIA to “build our brand here” in the US according to their head honcho, Dusty Rhodes and “to expand our reach directly into the Irish Music scene and to introduce new acts to Irish America & beyond”, according to President of Daly Communications, Anita Daly.

Na Fianna, who first captured a great audience of one million viewers on the All Ireland Talent Show, is now known for keeping their traditional Irish roots while adding a new flair to their sound.  They have pleased many audiences around Europe with their rich heritage, energy and passionate performances.  Continue to find out more news on Na Fianna’s upcoming US tour  in March 2016 through the Daly Comm website & social media pages!

Check out photos from their show just weeks ago at Arlene’s Grocery in NYC here!

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Emmett O’Hanlon, Summer Success!

A great congratulations is in order for Emmett O’Hanlon on his successful summer solo tour!  Emmett set out on his first solo tour this past July and ended it in our home town of NYC with a SOLD OUT show at the Cutting Room on 8/24.

Chloe Agnew, an original and the youngest member of Celtic Woman, joined Emmett as his special guest at the Cutting Room show. The pair are just now stepping out from under the wings of their musical groups, Celtic Thunder and Celtic Woman, and starting their journeys as solo artists.  Although Emmett and Chloe are both new to the solo world, they proved to be a great act!

Irish American Baritone, Emmett O’Hanlon, is expected to have another show at the Cutting Room in the near future.  Keep an eye and an ear out for more news on this young, talented artist that we are honored to call our friend!

Check out our Twitter for photos of Emmett & Choloe from the show at the Cutting Room on 8/24!

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Baritone, Emmett O’Hanlon Ready For First Solo Tour!

Daly Comm’s new friend and Celtic Thunder’s newest member, Emmett O’Hanlon, is about to set out on his first solo tour.  While Celtic Thunder is on a break from their big venue tour, this 23 year old Baritone will start his summer tour in just two weeks on July 29th in Yonkers, NY and end August 21st in Philadelphia.  Emmett will be performing a collection of his favorite show tunes and popular music standards.  He says, “This Tour is a chance for me to show the fans a side of me that most of them haven’t seen before. When watching my show, my hope is that the audience is able to hear the person behind the voice and the emotion brought on by these incredible works of art.”

Emmett is an Irish American, born and raised in the city we all love, NYC! He started his musical journey at a young age by taking music lessons and by the time he was in high school he knew he was destined for a future in music, specifically singing.  Emmett is currently working on his Masters Degree in Voice from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City.  He is very excited for his summer tour and to continue as a principal singer in Celtic Thunder.

You do not want to miss this talented Baritone, Emmett O’Hanlon, on his first ever solo tour this summer!  Not only bright and accomplished but a true talent.  Emmett’s CD EP will be available for purchase for audience members of the tour ONLY.  Do not miss your chance to get this four track CD that will include ‘If Ever I Would Leave You’, ‘More’ and ‘Always on My Mind’ and ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’.

Check out the dates and venues for the Emmett O’Hanlon Summer Tour here and this wonderful video of Emmett performing ‘Cry Me a River’! Keep an eye out on dalycomm.com for updates & news on Emmeet O’Hanlon and all of our friends!


James Hood Releases PURE CEREMONY!

James Hood is back and better than ever! This time, James Hood has outdone himself with his new record, PURE CEREMONY. Stephen Hill, Host of the popular radio show Hearts of Space, praises Hood’s work by saying this album is “an evolutionary vehicle, where just the right amount of musical development and embellishment was added to the project.” This album is a special two disc set featuring 18 soothing songs in a gorgeous case showing the beauty of the Panart Hang drum used to create the music on the front cover of the album.

James Hood began his journey as a drummer for The Pretenders, and then moved on to join forces with Grant Showbiz to create a series of visionary Ambient/Electronic albums under the “Moodswings” brand. After the duo dissolved in 2001, Hood finished the final album solo in 2002. Now, James Hood has truly made a name for himself with his extraordinary talents on the Panart Hang drum.

One of the few instruments invented in the last 100 years, James Hood plays the mesmeric instrument, the Panart Hang drum, and brings immersive entertainment to the world. James Hood says when he plays the instrument “it feels like a miracle.” Interestingly, the production of the drum has ceased, but the sound it creates is continual. The instrument is a circular shape made of steel that requires both hand and finger movement. The instrument has 7 designated notes that creates a beautiful rhythm similar to “sonic incense”, says Hood. James Hood confidently describes the sound as “medication for tired minds.” See him in action for yourself here!

PURE CEREMONY is not just the successor of the incredibly popular CEREMONY album, but is a deeper luxuriant sound of the Panart Hang. This global release will bring a peaceful experience to all listeners and, according to James Hood himself, will access “the divine within us all that is available in every waking (and sleeping) moment.”

After the release of PURE CEREMONY, the album instantly made the #2 spot on the iTunes US World chart, #2 spot on the UK World chart, and made the #1 spot on iTunes Australia and iTunes Canada’s World charts, as well as the #1 spot on the Amazon Canada World chart!

Be sure to get James Hood’s new double CD PURE CEREMONY, available now!



Jeffrey Harmon Smith Appearing at the Duplex Cabaret August 6th

Daly Comm welcomes a talented new addition to our roster, Jeffrey Harmon Smith! Jeffrey’s journey to the stage was not an easy one. Although his heart was always with the theater, Jeffrey graduated from the University of Chicago and Georgetown Law School to pursue a legal profession as an entertainment lawyer. Jeffrey worked mainly for CBS and Lifetime Television, where he served as Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs.
But after 30 years as a lawyer, Jeffrey decided to retire and begin his musical journey. Jeffrey studied acting at Stella Adler Studio and Atlantic Acting School and has made numerous appearances in several independent films. As a playwright, his series of one act plays, DATE-O-RAMA, has been produced off, off Broadway by Around the Block, making it clear that Jeffrey is no stranger to the crazy world of theater. Check out his video reel here.
This summer, Jeffrey takes the stage on August 6th, at 7pm at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre with his own show “AUDITION SONGS… for roles I never would be cast in… and then some.” Jeffrey brings his inimitable style to songs from the theater and pop music scenes and proves without a doubt that there is life after law.
Want to learn more about Jeffrey Harmon Smith? Go check out his website!

Get your tickets now!

Eileen Ivers to Perform at the Spring 2015 Virginia Arts Festival!

Our friend Eileen Ivers is back with Daly Communications!  This Irish-American fiddler will be performing at the Spring 2015 Virginia Arts Festival on Friday, May 22nd at 8:00pm.  The performance will be taking place at the Williamsburg Lodge, in Williamsburg, VA.

Ivers has been called “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by The New York Times – not too shabby for a red-headed female Irish-American!  She has performed with notable acts such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, Sting, and Patti Smith.  Musicians and musical groups love to collaborate with Ivers and her fiery fiddle.

Her own work has led her to dig deep into Irish and Celtic sounds, tracing connections between continents and scattered Celtic communities, sharing how these connections reverberate in American roots music, delving into jazz sensibilities and Grappelli-esque improvisations, and incorporating her trademark effects with her eye-catching (and ear-catching) electric violin.

Do not miss out on Eileen Ivers at the Virginia Arts Festival at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, VA on Friday, May 22nd!



ACSIL Footage Expo 2015 – NYC

A new fun project has come in for Daly Comm! Association of Commercial Stock Image Licensors or ACSIL is having an ACSIL Footage Expo in New York City next week, Wednesday, April 29th at the Midtown Loft and Terrace.

ACSIL is a not-for-profit trade association representing the interests of the stock footage community.  Their members are the world’s leading providers of stock and archival footage.

The ACSIL FOOTAGE EXPO 2015 is global in scale, consolidating in one space the rich audio-visual record of their most celebrated full-motion treasures: from the super HD and 8K video triumphs of today to the earliest films of the human story, dating back to 1895.

This wonderful event will house 20+ speakers on topics such as Intellectual Property on the Move, The Digital Video Diaspora, Gatekeepers of Footage Access, & more!  The ACSIL Footage Expo will also include a slate of panels to talk through emerging opportunities and controversies, and will feature senior management from the leading stock and archival footage organizations worldwide.

The exhibit area is free to media professionals with a $50 fee for access to conferences.  Reserve a seat now!

‘A History of Irish Music’

Daly Comm’s long time friend & client, Larry Kirwan, released his book ‘A History of Irish Music’ today!  This book of 347 pages is filled with the stories of Irish music paired with war, social upheaval, and revolution of the times.  From Medieval Wexford to Midtown Manhattan, Viking invader to Sean ORiada, Oliver Cromwell to Rory Gallagher, James Connolly to Van Morrison in a clash of uilleann pipes, armalites and electric guitars. The story moves with the Diaspora to The Pogues London, Dropkick Murphys Boston and Black 47s New York City.

 Thomas Keneally, Author of Schindlers List


Get a copy of Kirwan’s book here!  Look out for more news and press on ‘A History of Irish Music’ & Larry Kirwan.




Spring is here for Daly Comm

After a busy and very cold Winter for Daly Communications it seems that the Spring is finally deciding to make an appearance!  Not only is the beautiful Spring weather arriving but so are the Spring tours and shows of our clients.

Yesterday, April 7th, Four Celtic Voices started their Spring shows in Minot, ND at Minot State University.  They appeared on KMOT – TV in Minot before their show at the University.  Check it out HERE!  They have four dates left in April and one in May.  Four dates, times, and venues check out their website.

This Friday, April 10th, the Palestrina Choir of Dublin, Ireland will be performing at Carnegie Hall, NYC!  They will be presenting an evening of Sacred Music in Zankel Hall at 7:30pm.  Irish Choral music at it’s best!  Get your tickets before they are all gone.  There is also a discount code –   PCD21636 – for this event!

Leo & Anto head out on their US tour with 25+ stops tomorrow, April 9th in Collinsville, CT at Bridge Street Live.  Tickets are going fast for the tour with many dates sold out weeks in advance!  We look forward to seeing the guys perform in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall next Tuesday, April 14th.  You do not want to miss this wonderful tour so get your tickets while they last!

Last but certainly not least are The Celtic Tenors! They start their May US shows on May 13th in Connecticut. They will be in the states for four dates in May appearing in Connecticut, New Jersey, Michigan, and Indiana.  The Celtic Tenors are sure to put on enjoyable shows filled with laughter and beautiful singing.  Check out their dates here!