The album was officially launched at IrishFest Atlanta, where Olivia performed at the Irish Tea, sang a song with the Roundabouts, put on a mini-concert as a part of Ah Surely, led workshops, and sang a duet with Ashley Davis during the Ashley Davis Band concert!
CD versions of the album are on sale at all Celtic Angels shows - check out the schedule here, to see if Olivia will be in town near you!
Can't make it to the shows? Digital and CD versions of her album are also now available on her Bandcamp page. Please check it out, like, share, add to your playlists, and spread the word!
This is Olivia Bradley's debut album, including a mix of Irish songs (one in Irish Gaelic), sung with a powerfully clear, emotional, and lyrical style that magnifies, yet never overpowers, the songs she selects.
Steeped in a background of Irish music and dance, and blessed with perfect pitch, Olivia weaves her classical training and dramatic sensibility from musical theater together with her Irish and Scottish roots to bring traditional songs, stories, and ballads to life for modern audiences.
Aided by a number of touring bandmates and friends, traditional music luminaries Dave Curley and Colin Farrell, veteran musician/producer Sonny Lallerstedt, title track songwriter Gary O'Driscoll, and vocalist/cellist Brian Adams, Olivia has produced a beautiful and high quality work that explores timeless themes such as love, heartbreak, loss, freedom, sacrifice, leaving home to start a new life, and longing for what's behind.
1. Molly Malone 2:38
2. County Down 5:27
featuring Dave Curley
3. Misty Morning Shore 4:20
4. A Gaelic Blessing 1:52
5. Mountains of Pomeroy 6:26
6. Galileo (Someone Like You) 3:43
featuring Brian Adams
7. Slan Le Maigh 5:28
8. The Fields of Athenry 4:07
I'm so thankful for the many people who have helped and encouraged me along the way, including everyone who contributed to my GoFundMe campaign, which helped to make this album a reality. Thank you all so much!
Special thanks go out to the following:
To my wonderful husband, Brian Adams, for his wisdom and sharing his gifts on this album.
To Anna Curtis for being like a sister to me and inspiring me to pursue singing.
To all the amazing and talented artists who assisted me on this album.
To Ashley Davis for her advice on album production, and beyond.
To my parents, Steve and Lee Bradley, my sister Kat Bradley, my brother Will Bradley, and the many others who provided support and encouragement to make this album a reality, especially Libby Smith for her most generous gift, as well as Jared Borgese, Liz & Len Hardin, Wanda Bradley, Dan & Gay Curtis, Teresa Finley, Eric & Leah Williams, Richard Imbeault, Judith McLoughlin, Beverly Bailey, Chris Hicks, Nina Dowling & Kathy Bjorke, Karen Leonard, Katherine Irwin Thomas, Cliff Frierson, and Gary O’Driscoll.
Thanks also to Gary McLoughlin at the Shamrock and Peach for the use of his gorgeous photo of the Cliffs of Moher!
Thank you all again for your support, and look out for new music in 2024!