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About Tracy Bruen

Biography "With a stunning vocal range and a theatrical bent, multi-instrumentalist Tracy Bruen blends indie folk with wistful blues to tug the heartstrings and inspire the mind. Let her rich and intriguing melodies take you away on a wave of sound and soul that is as original as it is lyrical." Electric Picnic Official Brochure, Top Picks, 2014 Tracy Bruen, Galway's Original Solo Artist of the Year 2015 (Galway Advertiser) plays with a group of well known local musicians and their sound is created with a combination of piano, guitars, ukulule, flute, drums, double bass, fiddle, banjo, vocal harmonies and stories. Together they have played at Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Westport Festival and Sunflower Fest and and many well known venues across the country. Their set at Body and Soul 2014 was described in the Irish Examiner as "excellent" and as one of the best of the lesser known acts at the festival. They also featured as a top pick in the Electric Picnic official brochure. Tracy's debut EP, "Play Outside the Lines", released to critical acclaim last year, is available at www.tracybruen.bandcamp.com. Songs from her upcoming album have been featured on regional and national radio stations "A voice of husky, whispery, and sky-reaching heights is unapologetically Kate Bush-like and the blend of hill-walking candle-lit voyaging and blues guitar make it both timeless and fitting with the current music trend." We Plug Good Music "Tracy's music combines indie, folk, and blues; is infectious and rhythmic, while also being unapologetically quirky and left-field." Galway Advertiser "With a stunning vocal range and a theatrical bent, multi-instrumentalist Tracy Bruen blends indie folk with wistful blues to tug the heartstrings and inspire the mind. Let her rich and intriguing melodies take you away on a wave of sound and soul that is as original as it is lyrical." Electric Picnic Official Brochure, Top Picks, 2014 "...one of the foremost voices on the Galway scene." Connaught Tribune, November 2014 She recently released the video for "Make Mama Proud" which will be on her upcoming album due for release in spring 2017. Tracy is a former member of My Fellow Sponges, and plays with fellow artists Steven Sharpe, Steve Bennett, Dylan Murphy, Tara Stacey and Liam Doherty in The Gingerbeard Family. She also hosts the Galway's longest running Open Mic night, in the Róisín Dubh.

Let’s Make Mama Proud

Who can be dealing with this weather. Why don’t we remember the two glorious days of summer we got in 2015.  This was the result of furiously following the sun with Lakshika Films (check him out here – Lakshika films) … Continue reading

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Galway Solo Artist of the Year

Massive thanks to Galway Advertiser for naming me as their Solo Artist of the Year. I couldn’t be happier, and right on the heels of releasing our new music video too. Wowza! Make Mama Proud Galway Solo Artist of the … Continue reading

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Body and Soul 2015

I’ve let the site go a bit but I will be more attentive to its needs in the future. First up, details of our Body and Soul gigs next weekend. Saturday night 7.00 Pagoda Stage 9.15 Bulmers Lounge https://www.facebook.com/events/1414647965528560/

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Debut EP “Play Outside the Lines” available now!

Buy at Renzo Cafe, Galway Róisín Dubh, Galway Galway Crafts and Collectibles, Corbett Court Shopping Centre, Galway Eurospar, Dunmore, Co. Galway http://www.tracybruen.bandcamp.com Postage order by email to tracybruenmusic@gmail.com

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Off we go!

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EP Launch “Play Outside the Lines”

The big kahuna is nigh!  Come join for the launch of our debut EP on 27th November in Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway.  For details, follow the link below. https://www.facebook.com/events/1518624391710571/?fref=ts

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Electric Picnic 2014

Wow. Happy day. Just saw today that we were listed as one of Electric Picnic’s Top Picks for the Bandstand in Body and Soul. Here’s what they said. “With a stunning vocal range and a theatrical bent, multi-instrumentalist Tracy Bruen … Continue reading

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Playing the Hometown

So THIS is happening tonight. Can’t wait. https://www.facebook.com/events/674111912642293/?fref=ts    

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Podcast with Fia Rua

http://onlinemusictree.ie/radio/podcasts/sounds-from-an-island-galway/show-06-with-tracy-bruen/

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Westport Festival 2014

See us there on the lineup – Saturday, 1.15pm, Róisín Dubh Stage. Don’t miss us!

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