Emma O'Reilly

Dramatic Pop Rock

2015 in Photos, videos, quotes and music!

Photo: Youbloom Festival with the band. L to R: Reuben Teskey, Me, Stephen Nolan (okay…yes…I’m technically blocking him…), Gráinne McCarthy. Photo by Event Photographer 17.com.

Video: Supporting Steady Hands in the Mercantile singing This Isn’t Over. L to R, Front: Aisling McCormick, Gráinne McCarthy, me, Back: Kevin Healy, Simon King, Reuben Teskey.

Photo: What Jason Webley’s nights off during the tour with Welcome to NightVale looked like…more gigs! L to R: Kevin Healy, Stephen Nolan, Jason Webley and Me backstage Bello Bar.

“Songwriting masterclass would seem to be O’Reilly’s specialty…O’Reilly’s songwriting skills are nothing short of genius.” - Julie Bell, Pure M Magazine

“Occupied by a haunting, stark undercurrent that finds its way into each corner of the E.P., Purge is an impressive record that bestrides alternative-pop and indie-folk in equal parts.” - Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape

Photo: At Shakefest in Charleville Castle (probably watching Hugh Hick killing it). Photo by Stefan Waldeck.

Video: Foundation15 Scene of the Rhyme - Tullamore. L to R: Kevin Healy, Aisling McCormick, Gráinne McCarthy, and me singing Codhladh Sámh

“You’d be left wishing that there was more to enjoy” - Gary White on Totally Irish, 98fm

Photo: The team, ready to go for a radio spot on Culture night in NCAD, broadcasting on Near FM 90.3, Dublin South FM 93.9, Liffey Sound FM, Phoenix 92.5fm and Raidio Na Life 106.4fm.

Photo: Nuair a tagann ocras ort agus tú i mbun craoladh ag Raidió na Lífe. Photo by Aisling McCormick.

“Clearly a seriously talented songwriter and musician” - Ian Martin, Golden Plec

Video: Backing vocals for Loah’s Press Record appearance.

Longlist nomination for Best EP, Best Female Act in Pure M Music Awards

Photo: Applying for grants. 

Photo: Gearing up for a show at the Workman’s club supporting Craig Kierce with Kevin Healy. Photo by Gráinne McCarthy…I think!

Photo: One last one of Culture Night, borrowed from Near FM’s twitter Account!

Thanks so much to everyone who’s come to a gig, listened to my music, and supported me in any way. It means the world to me. 

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful, peaceful Christmas, and that you have fun reflecting on 2015 and ringing in the New Year.