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Downda Road Productions - Achill Goes Country brings Country Stars to Achill on July 20th & 21st

Achill Goes Country brings Country Stars to Achill on July 20th & 21st

The festival will be bringing Country Music legends Gloria and Paddy O'Brien to Achill Island, as well as the "Hottest Acts in Irish Country Music" male and female - Liam Kelly and Sina Theil, among other stellar Country Music Acts to the likes of Sabrina Fallon (Keep It Country TV), Aoife McDonagh (Ocean FM & Keep It Country TV), Pete Kennedy and Shannen Carroll (Cowboys & Heroes Country Star Winner 2018), as well as local group "The Achill Lads". The festival, which will be taking place at the Achill Island Hotel on July 20th and 21st, will be a weekend packed with music, dance and entertainment.

Limited Early bird tickets are already available at www.downdaroad.com 

Find "Achill Goes Country" on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more news and updates.



Downda Road Productions - Sina Theil wins \

Sina Theil wins "Hottest Act in Irish Country Music" Award

Sina Theil was awarded the title "Hottest Act in Irish Country Music" at the prestigious annual Hot Country TV awards. The event took place on the 29th of April at the Slieve Russel Hotel, Co. Cavan. The fabulous event was sold out with a crowd in excess of 1,400 people and featured many of Irelands top Country music Stars, including Nathan Carter, Cliona Hagan, Mike Denver, Derek Ryan, Johnny Brady and many more.
 
The singer-songwriter, who was there accompanied by her manager Mike Gleeson, said: "We're so incredibly happy and proud to receive this award. We're working very hard to establish ourselves on the Irish Music scene and are so thankful for the support and recognition. A huge "thank you" goes to Hugh O'Brien and everyone involved, they are doing a fabulous job at promoting Irish Country music."
 
Sina also performed two songs on the night, accompanied by Matt Wilson (bass) and Lee Murphy (lead guitar & mandolin) - her version of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" which to date has been played over 300 times on the Irish Radio and a very special version of "The Dutchman" that will also feature on her soon to come Keltic & Irish folk album. The performance was televised and will be aired on "Hot Country TV" on the Keep It Country TV Channel soon (Sky 376, Freeview 87, Freesat 516).
 
Sina Theil is signed to Naas based record label Downda Road Productions and sponsored by ISS Recruitment & HR Services. She released her new single "East Bound and Down" on the 8th of May on all major download services and scored yet another #1 Single in the Irish Country Download Charts, this being her tenth #1 Single with Downda Road.
The song is also the theme to this years' "Full of the Pipe" Truck Show, taking place at Punchestown from the 8th-9th of June.
 
Sina and her band will be performing a series festivals and gigs over the summer, including the Newbridge Junefest (14th of June), the Naas Wild Food Festival (5-8th of September), Cowboys & Heroes in Leitrim (1st of June), Bloom in the Park in Dublin (June 3rd), and many more.
 
For more dates and information, visit www.sinatheil.com or find Sina Theil on social media.
 
Photo by Paudie Bourke Photography


Downda Road Productions - Sina Theil and The Newbridge Gospel Choir join forces for Junefest in aid of the Rotary Club

Sina Theil and The Newbridge Gospel Choir join forces for Junefest in aid of the Rotary Club

Newbridge Rotary Club and Junefest are hosting an evening of music and song in the Town Hall Newbridge as part of the Junefest Celebrations in 2019.

Sina Theil and Newbridge Gospel Choir are performing from 8pm in the Town Hall on Friday 14th June.

The funds generated will help support Rortary charities such as St. Brigid's Hospice, Newbridge Meals on Wheels, Just One Life sudent driver awareness programme and others locally. As well as Irish Chrildrens Arthritis Network, Heart Children Ireland and others nationally, not forgetting End Polio Now and Right to sight internationally to name just a few.

The ticket price includes Tea, Coffee and Cake on the night! Also performing will be the Gospel OG.

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/rotary-junefest-evening-tickets-60189199516?aff=eand



Downda Road Productions - Sina Theil\'s new single \

Sina Theil's new single "Rock & Roll to My Country Soul" is out Feb 28th!

"Rock & Roll to My Country Soul", the new single from rising Country Rock artist Sina Theil, who this year is nominated for an award at the renowned Hot Country TV awards, taking place on the 29th of April 2019 in Cavan. 

The new track will be released on all major download platforms on the 28th of February (not Spotify) and is a perfect marriage between the two genres - Rock & Roll and Country Music, and with its' upbeat tempo and almost duelling guitar and fiddle riffs, has an instant toe tapping effect on the listener. The opening lyrics "You're like Jimmy Page, I'm like Emmylou..." draw the listener into a love story where opposites attract and fusion to create their "own kind of music..." 

The track was given to Sina Theil by Nashville native and rising American Country Star Jenny Tolman, whose songs have been praised by many - including the Rolling Stone Magazine.

It is also the title track from a 2hr Rock & Roll Show and Jiving extravaganza that Downda Road Productions are taking on the road this year. The show will feature some of Sina's original material, along with many Country and Rock & Roll icons that span the ages from Bill Hayley, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley, The Beatles... up to modern Rock & Roll to the likes of Dave Edmonds, Stray Cats and many more.

Lots is happening for the Country Rocker who will perform the new track with her band at various launch nights:

McAuley Place (Naas) on the 2nd of March at 7:30PM , special guests The Southern Fold and Gemma Cox

The Workman's Club (Dublin) on the 7th of March at 8PM, in aid of non-profit organization Tiglin. Special guests: Jem Mitchell, Steve Duffy & Terrie Gray.

The Secret Garden (Galway) - solo acoustic performance - 14th of March.

For tickets check www.downdaroad.com and more dates at www.sinatheil.com 

 



Downda Road Productions - Sina Theil passed 5 Million Radio Listener Impressions

Sina Theil passed 5 Million Radio Listener Impressions

Country Rock artist Sina Theil has passed 5 Million Radio Listener Impressions and over 1,800 plays in Ireland (as registered by Radiomonitor)! Her most played song to date is a rocked up version of "These Boots are Made for Walkin'", while "Stripes" alone has been heard by over a million radio listeners.

"We're so grateful for the support from all the radio stations, big or small, who are playing my music and everyone who is requesting my songs!" said the Country Rocker who also scored a #1 Album in the Country Download charts at the end of June last year. "Hearing your song come up on the radio is honestly an incredible feeling and something I've always dreamt about.

Sina's music has been played on many major Irish stations, including C103, Clare FM, Midwest Radio, Midlands 103, KFM Radio, Ocean FM, Radio Kerry, RED FM, Shannonside / Northern Sound, Highland Radio, Galway Bay Radio, LMFM, Tipp FM, WLR, RTE RnaG and many more. 



Downda Road Productions - Sina Theil & Mike Gleeson score #1 with original Christmas Single

Sina Theil & Mike Gleeson score #1 with original Christmas Single

"Share your Love this Christmas" tells a very personal story...

Written by Sina Theil and her manager Mike Gleeson, this song portrays a very personal story. Through an uplifting sound and the message to “Share your Love” this season, the tracks speaks of Mike’s loss of his eldest son through a long-term illness. While the lyrics reflect the bravery of his wife who relentlessly fought for their child and the fear they experienced every Christmas, wondering would it be their last, the song calls to raise awareness and to lend a helping hand to those who have lost, or fear the loss, of a loved one and might be wearing a brave smile but are struggling more than usual at Christmas time. “This song means so much to us personally, and we really hope that it evokes a feeling of empathy and love in people’s hearts” Downda Road Productions.

The song charted at #1 in the Country Download Charts and is available on all major download services, together with "Rockin' Robin", an upbeat all-time favourite originally recorded by Bobby Day. 



Downda Road Productions - Dec 2nd: Sina Theil & Newbridge Gospel Choir Concert in Aid of Main Street Foodbank

Dec 2nd: Sina Theil & Newbridge Gospel Choir Concert in Aid of Main Street Foodbank

Sina Theil and the Newbridge Gospel Choir are joining forces for a very special Concert in aid of the Main Street Foodbank in Naas on the 2nd of December 2018. The event will take place at the Church on Main Street (Old Dara Cinema) where food collection (non-perishables only) will commence at 4pm with various local musicians performing in the foyer.

The main concert will kick-off inside the theatre at 6PM and tickets are €12 and can be purchased at www.downdaroad.com. All profits will be donated to the Foodbank. This event is family friendly.

Please find further information about the Main Street Foodbank and why your help is crucial below.

The Food Bank on Main St
‘Helping to feed the hidden hungry’
 
Main Street Foodbank is an initiative started in December 2012 Since then, with fantastic support from the local community, their drop-in centre has been operating every week, where currently (Sept 2017) an average of 93 individuals and families access the service for help.
In Ireland, food poverty has emerged as an increasingly important issue; recent findings by the Department of Social Protection disclosed 10% of the population in Ireland are living in food poverty.
 
Facts about food poverty in Ireland:
1 in 4 of the population live in deprivation
1 in 7 of those at risk of poverty has a job
750,000 people live very close to the breadline
 
Today people across Ireland struggle to feed themselves and their families. Redundancy, illness, benefit delay, domestic violence, debt, family breakdown and paying for theadditional household costs are just some of the reasons why people go hungry.
 
Naas Foodbank helps to feed these ‘Hidden Hungry’ in our Community, because nobody should have to go without food on their tables.


Downda Road Productions - Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival 2018 a success

Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival 2018 a success

The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival concluded on Sunday the 16th of September with a performance from Derry Country Rocker Chris Madden & his band the Lucky Ducks after a weekend full of music at the Spout, Kilcullen. The Festival kicked off on Friday the 14th of September and included performances from artists such as SONI Draw SlowChris Madden , Sina Theil and band (Jack from Vagabonds and Thieves, James from Ultitune & Austin O Keeffe ), Ultitune, Barley & the Grape RagDavid Dee Moore, Gerry Hodgers, Davie FureyDubh LeeKayla Rebecca WilliamsTia Burke & Ger. 

Thanks so much to all the artists who performed, all the helpers who lent a hand and everyone who came and attended the festival! Thanks also to the Kildare Nationalist and Diary for the support on print & social media! Last but not least, a BIG thank you to the sponsors Dooley InsurancesISS Recruitment Ltd, the Spout Kilcullen & Downda Road Productions for making it possible! 

Excited to see what the sixth edition of the Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival will bring next year...!



Downda Road Productions - The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival 2018 Line-up announced!

The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival 2018 Line-up announced!

The annual The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival will take place at the Spout in Kilcullen this year! We are proud to announce some brilliant headline acts to the likes of SON (Susan O'Neill), I Draw Slow & the Chris Madden Band, as well as other amazing artists such as Sina Theil, Ultitune, Keith Plunkett, Kayla Williams, Dubh Lee, David Dee Moore, Gerry Hodgers & Tia Burke. The Festival will commence on Friday the 14th of September at 7pm and conclude on Sunday the 16th of September.

Admission is free thanks to our brilliant Sponsors: Dooley Insurance, The Spout Kilcullen, ISS Recruitment & HR Services and Downda Road Productions.

More information at http://www.hardlystrictlyacoustic.com/



Downda Road Productions - Sina Theil Delivers another #1 for Downda Road

Sina Theil Delivers another #1 for Downda Road

Sina Theil Scores her 6th Download #1 with Crazy Women

It has been a busy year for Sina Theil. 

Following her latest #1 summer anthem "Here for the Party" & her debut album "Under Cover" reaching #1 in the Irish Country Download Album Charts and #5 in the Irish Overall Download Album Charts, she just scored another #1 in the Irish Country Download Charts with "Crazy Women", an upbeat, tongue-in-cheek track that was originally written & recorded by Brandy Clark and mixes southern vibes with a catchy, pop-infused chorus. This is her sixth #1 Single in the Irish Download Charts since signing to Downda Road early last year and her ninth release in the top #3 Irish Download Charts. 

About her latest release "Crazy Women", Sina said:

"The idea of this song is that...Crazy Women are made by crazy men! With a humorous tone, "Crazy Women" tells the story of an everyday woman who ends up taking justice into her own hands when pushed to the edge by her lovers' questionable behaviour."

Get it now on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and all major download services.



Downda Road Productions - Sina Theil reaches #1 again with \'Shut Up and Kiss Me\'

Sina Theil reaches #1 again with 'Shut Up and Kiss Me'

Sina Theil's single Shut Up and Kiss Me reached #1 in the Irish Country iTunes Charts. It's Sina's second number one.



Downda Road Productions - Davie Furey reaches #1 with \

Davie Furey reaches #1 with "Secret Light"

Continuing with our roll of chart topping tracks, Davie climbs to the top of the charts with his emotive track.  'Secret Light' is something of a departure from Davie's previous more traditional folk-rock work, and this heart-felt and sincere ballad has served him well securing him a place atop the download charts and seeing him playlisted on RTE Radio 1, KCLR, LMFM, Highland Radio, Dundalk FM, CUH FM, Shannonside & selected as song of the week on Ocean FM. Davie has also appeared in studio on many stations including Spirit FM, East Coast FM and NOVA. We look forward to hearing more of Davie's brilliant new tracks in the coming months!



Downda Road Productions - Sina Tops the Charts with \

Sina Tops the Charts with "To The Mountains"

Singer/songwriter Sina Theil ‘To the Mountains’ climbed to the #1 spot on the download charts with her first commercial release "To the Mountains".

This alt country song has been recieving a hugely positive response from fans abd has been receiving airplay all over the country including being selected as song of the week on Highland Radio.

To The Mountains is the first taster of Sina's debut solo album which is due for release later in 2017.



Downda Road Productions - Sina Theil release\'s debut single \

Sina Theil release's debut single "Weight of the World"

"Weight of the World" is a debut single from Sina. It is due for release on iTunes, Amazon etc. Friday the 9th of June.



Downda Road Productions - Katie on the top of iTunes Charts

Katie on the top of iTunes Charts

Wow we did not think we could do better than having the top 3 individual downloads on the charts for Longford's Katie Gallagher's Alt-Country single Two Runaways and for the two live tracks we stuck on the release (old school style) is unreal. So thanks to all those of you who proved that people do still purchase and not everything is streamed for almost nothing. Thank you so much 3 times over Two Runaways - Single by Katie Gallagher

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Downda Road Productions - Keith Plunkett release\'s New Single 100 Cracks

Keith Plunkett release's New Single 100 Cracks

 Keith Plunkett. 100 Cracks is the first offering from Keiths (as yet untitled) mini album due out later this year.

100 Cracks is the first song from Keith's forthcoming mini album that is due for release in May 2017. a.

The single is on sale now 


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Downda Road Productions - Keith Plunkett working on his new single

Keith Plunkett working on his new single

Keith Plunkett commences recording his new single 'Jigsaw' in the Jam Studios - County Meath with top Irish producer Martin Quinn



Downda Road Productions - Grainne Fahy signed with us

Grainne Fahy signed with us

Downda Road is very proud and excited to announce the signing of Grainne Fahy to our label. More details coming soon.



Downda Road Productions - Album launched

Album launched

“A song for Jack and Jill”. This is a charity album compiled and recorded by Downda Road Productions and features 15 Irish artists every album sold generates a half hour of home care for the Jack and Jill fragile babies

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Downda Road Productions - Keith\'s EP is no.23 on Irish iTunes Charts

Keith's EP is no.23 on Irish iTunes Charts

Seriously people you are amazing the Keith Plunkett Debut EP has just broken into the Top 25 of the iTunes Irish Album Charts and currently sits at 23 really excited to think that with some little more help with sharing etc this might break into the top 20... Then well then!!!... just wow fecking wow ;)))

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Downda Road Productions - Keith\'s EP launch

Keith's EP launch

DownDa Road Productions would like to invite you to the launch of Keith's EP album "Different Things". It's Keith's debut album. CDs will be avaliable on the night!

Support acts: Saoirse Casey & Sive

ADM €12 (includes CD)

WHEN

19th September 2015 (Saturday)
Doors open at 8pm

WHERE

Alice's Restaurant,
5 Moat Mall,
Naas, Co.Kildare