Hailing from County Derry in Northern Ireland, singer-songwriter Eilís (pronounced eel-ish) has a rich, soulful voice which showcases her compelling lyrics. Her songs while distinct cover a range of genres from soul to folk to contemporary. She draws her influences from Gabrielle Aplin, Lorde and Sleeping At Last.
Eilis has showcased all over Northern Ireland including the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, Sunflowerfest and many other festivals throughout 2018/19 and has played support to musicians and bands such as Anthony Toner, Brian Hueston, Owen Denvir and Valium. Her past releases have aired on BBC Radio Ulster, Highland Radio, Birch Street Radio Canada among many more. Her second single ‘Thank You’ was featured in ‘The Unsigned Guide’ July Spotlight blog and was chosen as single of the week by Chimeo.com.
She came runner up in the UK wide EON One Take Songwriting competition in 2018 and was a Panarts Young Singer Songwriter of the year finalist 2019. Eilis went on to be the Under 20 winner of the Forestside Young Singer Songwriter Competition.
“Soulful and bold, her voice is primed to sweep up an emotional listener” – Aaron Cunningham (Chordblossom)
“Despite her youth Eilís’ voice just seems to carry this element of wisdom to it and there is such conviction in her delivery of her lyrics” -Aine Cronin-McCartney (Freelance journalist and radio presenter, BBC Introducing)
“Her folk driven sound matches the ethereal quality of her rich vocal…Place her high on your to see list for post-lockdown as if this single is anything to judge on, this girl is going to be going places quickly. Wow. Simply wow.” Jeremy Williams-Chalmers (Chimeo)