Don Stiffe is one of the greatest singer-songwriters to have emerged on the Irish folk scene in recent years, receiving critical acclaim and awards both at home and abroad. He released his debut CD Start of a Dream in 2006, with his version of Richard Thompson’s “The Dimming of the Day" being awarded vocal cut of the year at the “Live Ireland 2010" awards. Irish Music magazine describes the music on his CD as being "in the Premier League”, with contributions from Frankie Gavin, Sharon Shannon, Arty McGlynn, etc. In 2011, he was a finalist in the Ireland’s Got Talent TV show, with huge national airwave ratings. His 2nd CD, Life’s Journey, followed, along with regular concert and TV appearances with The Kilfenora Ceili Band, and also Cherish The Ladies, with whom he still records and performs in the USA and Europe as guest singer. His own life story brings a very personal side to his music, and his latest single, “You’ll Always Be my Mother” has received great attention from the national media, with recent RTE TV radio and National press appearances.
This is Don Stiffe’s first solo album, released in 2006. It is a mix of his choice of well sung songs, and some of his own compositions. Gross Isle, Missing Galway, The Returning and The Banks of the Danube. He is joined on the CD by a fine cast of supporting musicians, including Frankie Gavin, Sharon Shannon, Mairtín O’Connor, to name a few.
Don is busy in the studio at the moment, starting work on what promises to be a great new album. Keep an eye here for updates, and ways you can be part of making this new CD!
You’ll Always Be My Mother
- Clare Island
- County Mayo, Ireland
Clare Island Community Centre Clare Island
087 770 3976
Don is about to launch a Kickstarter fundraising campaign, in conjunction with the production of his next album, which is under way. We will add a link here, and there will be lots of rewards to choose from. You will be able to buy pre-edition copies of the CD, in a hard copy, and a downloadable version, as well as lots of other goodies!
Watch this space!