Sonny Condell
Sonny Condell @ The Mint
The Music Mint began in mid 1984, a small 8-track studio for bands to record demos. It continued to run it as a demo studio until 1989, when I teamed up with Ronan Johnston and we started writing sig. tunes for RTE, Irelands national broadcaster.
Philip King
Philip King late one night
Ronan and I worked together until 1993, clocking up countless opening titles pieces, a few documenraties, an album with Zig and Zag (puppet presenters on RTE, MTV, C4) and the opening for the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest (incorporating Davy Spillane on uillean pipes)

Our musical directions changed and I went off to pursue TV commercials and work as a studio producer.
I had been playing with the legendary Galloping Hogans(we were legendary in South Dublin!) and when the band broke up in early 1994,
I started working with Paul Brady and in July of that year we began co-producing his album, Spirits Colliding (released Spring1995).

The last eight years have been mixture of many things:Writing advertising jingles,writing and producing TV documentary soundtracks and general music ("Legends of the Isles" for TLC, Voyage series ll & lll for Emdee Productions/RTE......and more!).......Creating a soundscape for a museum! ( I'll tell you about that another time.)

Vicar St.
L to R - Leslie Dowdall,Moi, Bonnie Raitt,Paul Brady,Ciaran Tourish, Brian Kennedy and Ian Maidman.
L to R - Moi, Bonnie Raitt and Paul Brady.
...Recording with songwriters including Gemma Hayes, Hank Wedel, Becky Roberts...sound engineering for Kila (Lemonade and Buns 2000), mixing an album for The Barleyshakes (Gach Ean)...

...Live playing (Guitar,bass and mandolin):
Touring with The Barleyshakes, Moya Brennan and the occasional guest appearance with Paul Brady (mandolin) including 5 nights of his MONTH at Vicar St, Dublin in 2001 and the live recording for his TV Show/Album/DVD, "Paul Brady Songbook" August 2002.... Mini tour with Meav and David Agnew in Tokyo, Dec 2003.

Since 2001, I have also co-produced 2 albums (The Valley Project, 2001-2002 and Luna Park, 2002 - 2003 with Kila due for release May 2003), written ad. jingles for The Irish Gas Board and The Sunday Tribune (Nat. Newspaper), written a few songs and played in bars with some friends of mine, just to keep up the chops!

The beat goes on...

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