Downda Road Productions- Keith Plunkett

Keith Plunkett

Singer / songwriter

Keith Plunkett has been an aspiring musician since childhood, picking up the guitar at a young age and playing his first gig at the age of just fourteen. Keith started out as a member of a cover band and played with fellow young musicians in his local area, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. Throughout his youth Keith experimented with various styles of music however he found he was always most comfortable writing and performing his own material. As he has matured he has developed his own writing style while incorporating his favourite musical styles such as the loop pedal which adds percussion from the guitar and vocal harmonies, giving his gigs another depth.

He is currently a 2nd year student in DKIT, studying Music and Audio Production and is relishing the experience and learning about the other side of the business.

In 2014, he recorded a demo entitled “Long Way Down” in a home recording studio. While working on a second demo song that Keith and some of his friends were producing, Keith garnered the attention of Mike Gleeson, Founder of Downda Road Productions; who invited Keith down to the Golden Egg Studios to record some acoustic covers and demo tracks. Following this recording session Mike was quick to offer Keith a recording contract as he witnessed firsthand his talent and potential. Keith signed with the label in early 2015 and with the tutelage of the Downda Road team has been developing his sound and profile.

Over the last year Keith has seen his profile grow, through his stellar performances he has been invited to play at a number of festivals and events including the Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival, Le Cheile Festival, Solas Festival, The Secret Village Festival and more! He has played gigs in music venues, pubs and cafes throughout the country including some well know places such as The Spirit Store, The Globe, The Crowbar (Button Factory) and Alice’s Restaurant in Naas where a chance encounter with Paddy Casey has led to him supporting this musical supremo on two occasions, whilst having also supported MTV nominated “Hogan” and others. He has also seen his public profile grow as he has interviews and performances on radio stations such as CCR, Flirt FM, Dundalk FM and Shannon Side. He has grown his fan base exponentially, has been re-recording and tweaking some of his older material and has been writing exciting new material that will be included on this EP.

As well as the release of his debut EP Keith will be performing a track on the up and coming “A Song For Jack and Jill” Charity Album which is donating its proceeds to the Jack and Jill Charity – this track has been chosen to be released as the album’s first single.

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Downda Road Productions - Katie Gallagher

Katie Gallagher

Singer / songwriter

Nineteen year old Katie Gallagher hails from Ballymahon, Longford. Writing songs since age eleven, Katie is driven by a desire to create music dealing with relatable themes such as youth, heartbreak, and escapism. Her style ranges from the soft and lyrical ‘Aphra’s Song’ to the rustic, upbeat ‘Never Go Home’. Currently studying Music in DCU, the human interaction of working with children and sharing her music inspires Katie to pursue a career in teaching while following her dream. Katie’s eclectic influences include The Rat Pack and Elvis Presley’s approach to Hollywood-era love, the modern story-telling of Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran and the folky, rhythm-driven Keywest and Mumford and Sons. In her downtime, Katie loves spending time with her friends and living a typical student life.

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Downda Road Productions- Grainne Fahy

Grainne Fahy

Singer / songwriter

Gráinne Fahy is a 16 year old musician from County Mayo, Ireland.

She began playing music when she was 10 years old, and started writing songs at age 14.

As of 2016, Gráinne has released her debut EP "Don't Wait On Me" which is available on Spotify and iTunes!

She is also heavily invovled in many in the U2 sponsored Music Generation events such as the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

Began working with Kildare label DownDa Road Productions as of July 2016!

Downda Road Productions - Sina Theil

Sina Theil

Singer / songwriter

"On a mission to put Rock into Irish Country"

Originally from Germany, Sina Theil started playing piano and writing songs at the age of 7, picking up a guitar at 18 and since flourishing into an accomplished recording artist. Sina left Germany for Spain where she played with a local Spanish band and recorded her first few demos, before finally arriving in Dublin to pave her career on the Irish music scene and becoming a student at BIMM. While making her way busking on the streets of Dublin, she gained experience in live performance as the front-woman of a rock group.

In 2017 Sina was signed to Downda Road Productions and has since scored eight #3 singles in the Irish Country Download Charts including five #1 singles. She also achieved a #2 with the single "Sam's Coming Home" which was recorded for Mayo based Childhood Cancer Charity Gearóid's Smile. The song was centred around Mayo's unsuccessful bid for All Ireland glory in 2017. Sina's connection with Mayo GAA goes back to a chance recording of her reworking of "Galway Girl" outside McHale Park which received over 91,000 views and resulted in a major increase in her popularity and constant gigging, especially in the West of Ireland.

Sina's latest release is a true Summer Anthem called "Here for the Party" (originally recorded by Gretchen Wilsons) which also reached #1 in the Country iTunes Charts and proves that she has a lot of fire in her soul and is on a mission to put Rock into Irish Country.

To date, Sina's songs have been played on many Irish and UK based stations including OceanFm, Radio Kerry, Clare Fm, C103, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, BBC WM, Galway Bay, Kfm, LMFM, WLR and many more and stacked up over 1.52 Million radio listener impressions.

Another of Sina's original tracks 'Weight of the World' appeared on the Charity Album 'The Positive Touch' alongside songs from artists such as Paddy Casey, Mundy, The 4 Of Us, The Devlins, The Blades, Gavin Glass and more. During a very successful launch at The Workman's Club in Dublin, Sina gained great exposure as she joined Paddy Casey and Mundy on stage for a memorable performance and was awarded "Song of the Week" on Highland Radio, KFm, Dundalk Fm, Way Out Radio UK, and Belgium Country Radio. More recently, she has been featured and interviewed on Keep It Country TV and appeared in RSVP Magazine, the Irish Mirror and various local press publications.

Her debut covers album "Under Cover" is available for pre-order on iTunes and major Download Services and is a collection of songs that have accompanied her and her manager Mike Gleeson on the road while gigging up and down the country for the past year. The official release date is June 27th. Later this year, she is expected to release her original album which is set to establish her as a major player on the Irish Country Rock scene. She will also make various festival appearances this summer such as The Secret Village Festival, Battle for the Bay & Battle for the Lake, Dublin Goes Country, etc some including a full band performance with alt-rock band Vagabonds and Thieves.

We hope you enjoy Sina's music and for more information, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at and follow Sina Theil on Facebook.

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Downda Road Productions - Davie Furey

Davie Furey

Singer / songwriter

Fusing traditional roots with contemporary folk and rock, Davie Furey’s sound is charecterized by storytelling, energy and guitar riffs that beat like a pulse. Citing Christy Moore, Luke Kelly, Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen as a diverse cross-section of influences, Davie has drawn on a wide range of inspiration while crafting his own sound.

His current offering, an eleven track album entitled Easy Come Easy Go follows a well received 2009 album ‘Out of Your Arms’. Davie’s nak for a telling a story through song and his abiltiy to engage a crowd have won him support slots with the likes of Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, Josh Ritter, John Spillane and Luka Bloom.

Still, despite having toured for six years, there is an air of excitement that runs through his latest release, a tangible feeling that this is an artist who has come into his own.

The eleven songs that appear on Easy Come Easy Go have been crafted while touring Ireland, Europe and America. Davie’s songwriting, like his voice, has evolved over the six years he has been performing.

The voice has become raspier, the stories more searingly honest, the guitar more strikingly memorable. Fuelled with unique observations, driven by passion, and delivered with equal parts strength, fragility, and humour.

Downda Road Productions - Vagabonds & Thieves

Vagabonds & Thieves


Formed in Kildare in April 2014, Vagabonds and Thieves setup of guitar, bass, drums and bouzouki through a Marshall has made this band stand out. The blend of rock, blues, folk and off beat styling’s played with tons of energy have kept the gig goers interested, entertained and coming back for more.

Having done locals only on Nova the band then got asked to do new Irish music scene show on KFM, the response was such that the live tracks recorded have been played on the following weeks shows.

Coming from a DIY ethic the bands self-recorded ep is meant to be a snap shot of the band where they were. As their ever expanding repertoire adds new songs and new styles into the mix Vagabonds have no fear of experimenting and adding new elements in to their sound.

Andy Harper: Vocals/Guitar
Jack McKenna: Vocals/Bouzouki
Peter Lane: Bass
Stephen Lynch: Drums

Downda Road Productions- Anna Zabo

Anna Zabo

Singer / songwriter

Anna Zabo is a young singer-songwriter from Poland whom we had the opportunity of working with in 2014. You will find samples of our work with Anna on both the Audio and video pages of this website.

She currently resides in the southern city of Krzeszowice Poland. At present she is studying in the beautiful city of Krakow.