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About Peneleapaí

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Co. Clare, Ireland
Mindful presence, crafting with love ~ life moments to cherish. Acoustic, Originals, Trad, classical, folk, covers, pop, acapella, world.

A high lonesome in the home of the heart, her original works are described as World Trad Roots; folk with an organic edge. Raw, original, consciousness-raising.. A free spirit whose music speaks lucidly, weaving a tapestry of authentic, timeless, and embodied expression. A potent force of Nature based in the enigma that is past & future Ireland. Twice qualified to the Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan (amhráin tradisiúnta), Peneleapaí has been interviewed by, and performed her own compositions on RTÉ RnG (Donegal), LCCR (Limerick City Community Radio), and Scariff Bay Community Radio, playing house concerts, holistic (and not so wholesome) festivals across Éiriú, UK, USA, Israel, and Europe. Her performances are heart-focused and a raw sharing of humanness with the muses; Her 'Earth Gigs' involve generations of local community with heightened consciousness as the stage, and collective actions to affect social change through the empowerment of truth that is art's primary superpower. GoodMedicine have opened for the Spirit of Voice festival 2012, and were the closing act for the Killaloe Festival of Light 2012, (and every year since for the KFOL) playing an acoustic mix of everything from John Spillane to Alisson Krauss, with the aisey texture of local / world spirit and sound. They have opened for world renowned Flamenco maestro Eduardo Niebla, and played support to Damien Dempsey Peneleapaí has been likened to artists: Lisa Hannigan, Mairee Sioux, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Alanis Morrisette Rampaging on solo connection quest or embedded in her moveable feast GOOD MEDICINE, this artist plays a mix of Original conscious music, as well as Trad (that's Irish for FOLK), and other "covers" out of a kaleidoscope of sonic forces. Good Medicine perform the original compositions of Mountshannon-based artist activist Peneleapaí In the past few years her works have taken a more somber tone, reflecting her openly shared experiences with death and uninitiated transformation; Peneleapaí 's direction has brought her closer to a role of midwifing those dearly departed, having composed a number of relevant works in memoriam, as well as arrangements of such spiritual adepts as Rudolf Steiner, et al. She has always embraced being a spokesman of discretion for the ritual and ceremonies in life and in death; her presence and professional demeanour a mindful complement to all occasions.

Musicianship
Genres:
Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Renaissance, Early music, Classical crossover, Opera, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Irish rock, Folk rock, Jazz, Modern jazz, Gospel, Originals, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Classic rock, Alternative rock
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Instruments:
Singer, Irish Fiddle, Guitar, Percussion, Harp, Composer
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Cruise
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Song list

COVERS:
Baby, Now That I Found You (Alisson Krauss)
Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Hey Jude (Beatles)
Let it Be (Beatles)
Moon River (Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini)
Take Me I'm Yours (Squeeze)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Beatles)
YULETIDE:
O Holy Night
Lully, Lullay
The Angel Gabriel (trad. Basque)
In The Bleak Midwinter (trad.)
Silent Night / Stille Nacht / Oíche Chiúin
Good King Wenceslas
Angels from the Realms of Glory
The Holly and the Ivy
O Little Town of Bethlehem
People, Look East
The Wren Song
Good People All
Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
CLASSICAL:
Ajde Jano (Serbian)
Ave Maria (Cossetti)
Ave Maria (Franz Schubert)
Ave Verum (Mozart)
Dona la Pacem Signore
Dona Nobis Pacem
Greensleeves (instrumental -or- sung)
Gymnopedie no. 1 (Eric Satie)
Psalm 121
The Lord Bless You and Keep You (John Rutter)
CONTEMPORARY/CHARTS:
Book of Love (Magnetic Fields)
All About You (McFly)
All of Me (John Legend)
Feel My Love (Bob Dylan; also covered by Adele)
Lifeline (Justin Bieber)
Take Me to Church (Hosier)
Mad World (Tears for Fears)
COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS/GOSPEL:
Summerfly (Cheryl Wheeler)
Now is the Cool of the Day
Amazing Grace
Always on my Mind (Willie Nelson)
Can't Help Falling (In Love with You)
Jacob's Dream (Alisson Krauss)
Desperado
Take Me Home Country Roads (John Denver)
FOLK:
Peggy Gordon
Speed Bonnie Boat
Caledonia
Red is the Rose
Dona, Dona
Puff the Magic Dragon
Molly Malone (in Dublin's Fair City)
TRADITIONAL IRISH:
Báidín Fheidhlimidh
Bonnie Blue Eyed Lassie
Danny Boy
Dúlamán
I'll Tell Me Ma
The Fields of Athenry (trad.)
Foggy Dew
My Singing Bird
Black is the Colour
Nancy Spain
Willie Taylor
Skibbereen
Step it Out Mary
Sally Gardens
Wild Mountain Thyme
The Parting Glass
Mo Ghile Mear
Amhráin na bhFiann (a soldier's song) - National anthem
JAZZ STANDARDS:
Over the Rainbow
What a Wonderful World
Fly Me to the Moon
Summertime (George Gershwin)
SOUL/MOTOWN:
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Hello (Lionel Ritchie)
I'll Be There (Jackson 5)
When You Were Mine (Prince)
Heard It Through the Grapevine
Tracks of my Tears (Smoky Robinson)
INTERNATIONAL FOLK:
Ajde Jano (Serbian)
Corazòn, Corazòn (Spanish)
Gorizia (Italian)
La Llorona (Mexican)
Pona Breži (Slovakian)
Shalom Aleicheim (Hebrew folk)
Shalom Aleicheim (Hebrew trad)
Shalom Aleicheim (Hebrew modern folk)
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I try to be as flexible as possible to ensure your event runs as near to perfect on the day! However if there's any change to timings, simply WhatsApp me as soon as you know, so that we can readjust.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up aboit 1 to 1.5 hours before showtime. As soon as your PA is set up, I can provide a free playlist service to help set the tone and warm up your gyests for the live performance.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

The set lists are crafted from numerous gigs taking into account people's rhythm and feel for contrasting or staying kn a particular mode (relaxing/breaking the ice/atmospheric/inspiring/rousing/romantic, etc.!), however I am always open to discussing what you have in mind and best plan for your special occasion!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring my own instrument to play acoustically, and any necessary music scores if requested.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in the song list, there is the chamce I already know it. If there is a special song you would like me to learn, I am more than delighted to take this on for you! There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account of added rehearsal times etc. Thank you!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

What audiences say consistently is how unexpected, inspiring, and wide-ranging the music is; many listeners say they were particularly touched by the themes such as loss, isolation, and bliss.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Crane Bar, Galway InSpiral hub, London UK The Green Man, London UK Pepper's Home of Traditional Music, Co Clare Spirit of Voice, main festival stage Spirit of Light, main festival stage Charleville Castle, Co Offaly InisCealtra Arts, main festival stage Scarriff Public Library, Ponte Vecchio Italian café Kenny's, Lahinch, Co Clare TOL, AZ USA TOL, Israel

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I've been most influenced in this area of contemporary music by folks like Nahko & Medicine for the People, Alisson Krauss, Akala, Ta'kaiya, Lulu & Mischka, Aurora, Peia, The Voice Squad, Björk, LP, Rodrigo y Gabriela Queen Aretha Franklin

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I opened for Damien Dempsey at the Harbour Festival in Scarriff village, Co. Clare A wildly visceral experience on one of the most deluged nights in a small rural town in Ireland! Amazing!

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£330
Up to 3 hours£440
Available services
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£75

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Eoin C, 5 years ago

You came and you conquered what a night of music love and fun at Bliss. You played some lovely songs to warm the Bliss hearts. Looking forward to another Gig a longer night of Peneleapaí somewhere soon again.

Clare N, 2022 years ago

A fresh raw collective of rhythm, tone and musical truths” The music of GoodMedicine is described as very simple but also difficult to define: “world roots, singer songwriter, flowers, soil, stone, air, bone, shame, home, youth, revolt, alone, sean-nós, traditional and original non-musical minded soul tunes”. Explaining how the acoustic group came about: “The band explores existing, subsisting, and living, trying to reflect the human condition back to the microcosm. Being Peneleapaí 's brainchild, there was more than music to be had.." This came out of collaborations with the HDCNY (dir. Safi Thomas) and with the Limerockers Cru (dir. Barry Burke), as well as with other friends and those in the world of movement/dance. "..the songs are being breathed to life.. including issues such as social exclusion/inclusion, ecological and moral standards / perceptions, life peculiarities and on a more grassroots level, emotional journeys we’ve made in love or in fear"

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