Carmel McCreagh hails from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, but now lives in Wicklow. For 20 years she has been writing and performing with Fiachra Trench. She has appeared at festivals and venues throughout Ireland, entertaining audiences with her soulful interpretations of songs from the Great American Songbook as well as contemporary and original songs. She has released three albums: Nice Girl (2007), Skylark: Carmel McCreagh Sings the Songs of Johnny Mercer (2013) and 13 Stories (2018), all of which have been critically acclaimed.
Fiachra Trench is a composer, producer and keyboardist, but is probably best known as an orchestral arranger for rock, jazz, pop and folk artists. His arrangement credits include: Altan, The Boomtown Rats, Paul Brady, The Hugh Buckley Quintet with Cello Ireland, The Chieftains, Clannad, The Corrs, Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy, Paul McCartney/Wings, Van Morrison, The Pogues and Wet Wet Wet. Fiachra’s scores for film and television include: A Love Divided, The Boys and Girl from County Clare (IFTA Nomination 2006), Dear Sarah and the BBC series People’s Century, and he collaborated on Pearl Harbor, Die Hard and Into the West.
Songwriters featured include Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer, Billie Holiday, Jacques Brel, Carole King, Lieber and Stoller, Stephen Sondheim, Paul Simon, Mick Jagger, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Melody Gardot, Tow Waits and Leonard Cohen.
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