Behind the Music – Polly Barrett

Polly Barrett released her new EP, dark garden. We asked him the BIG questions. . .

Before taking a seven-year hiatus from the music scene, Polly released two studio albums, Mr Bookstore in 2011 and Probably me in 2014. She has toured extensively in Ireland and the UK, including as support for Agnes Obel, Julie Felix, Roddy Woomble and Cara Luft.

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His song Thinking of you was chosen for a Discover Ireland campaign for West Cork and she continues to write and record new music from her home on the Mizen Peninsula in Ireland.

Speaking about the release of her new tracks, Polly said: “I’m so excited to share all the work I’ve been working on over the past year. It’s been quite a challenge to juggle it all after such a long absence. the music scene.

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“I’m so lacking in practice! But honestly, I enjoyed every moment (OK, not every moment) and learned a lot of lessons.

“It’s been an eye opener, exciting and downright beautiful to remember that I’m still capable of making music, people still want to hear it and the Irish music scene still thinks I’m worth supporting. So , thanks for that.”

Tell us three things about yourself?

I have a balloon phobia. I’m not very good at sharing. I like to wear a mask when I go shopping because I can sing to myself without being noticed.

How would you describe your music?

Heavily inspired by 80s pop, desperately trying to sound like folk music.

What are your musical inspirations?

Joni Mitchell, Mary Black, Jimmy McCarthy, Paul Simon, John Martyn.

What was the first gig you went to and the first record you bought/downloaded?

Executives at Opera House Cork. Don Henley’s summer boys single on tape!

What’s your favorite song right now?

Remember to be brave by Molly O’Mahony.

Favorite lyric of all time?

‘A part of you comes out of me in these lines from time to time’ – A case of you by Joni Mitchell.

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Walk like an Egyptian – The bracelets.

Where can people find your music/more information?

My website.

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