The past year has seen Dubliner Ciaran Lenehan earning his stripes on the live circuit, sharing the bill with the likes of Damien Dempsey, Frank Turner and Joe Echo. Now with skills honed, he’s recorded debut EP It’s Never Too Late, enlisting the assistance of good friends Ste Devine, Kev Behan and Brian Kennedy.
The 3-track EP highlights Lenehan’s obvious penchant for storytelling, which along with his elegant and eloquent songs provides a charming insight into the ideas and personality of one man.
He opens proceedings with the catchy, upbeat and joyful ‘Too Late’, which is brimming with memorable sing-a-long moments. ‘You Stole Today’ is a powerful and emotive number, akin to Seize The Day era Damien Dempsey perhaps, while ‘Wake Me Up’ is of a much more slow burner building all the while to an epic finale.
Ciaran Lenehan is a songwriter to be reckoned with; simple, assured and engaging. Most importantly he has the talent to make wonderful stories into fantastic songs.
It’s Never Too Late is out this Friday May 20th w/ the launch in The Lower Deck, Portebello, the same day at 8pm (€7 entry includes copy of the EP!). Support from Ciara Ashmore.