Roesy, who hails from Birr, Co Offaly, Ireland has had music coursing through his veins since his early years. Everyone has to start somewhere, and Roesy got his by singing along to his father’s records. From there, he moved on to writing lyrics and these soon turned into songs when he taught himself to play guitar.
Like many teenagers, music became a passion for Roesy, but for him, it’s a passion that has grown and developed over the years.
Although rooted in Ireland, Roesy has wanderlust and his interesting travels have also had a lasting impact on his music. You can hear the influence of Roesy’s wanderings in Bolivia in songs such as ‘Smothered in Light’, ‘Potosi Mine’ and time spent in Nepal can be felt in ‘What Would I Know’.
Through his career he has shared the stage with Bert Jansch, Ron Sexsmith, Paul Brady, Billy Bragg, John Martyn, Davy Spillane, Donovan, Shane MacGowan, plus celebrated Irish author Paul Durcan.
Roesy has had a fruitful 2018. On September 15th he released a new album “The Day Before the Fair”, full of traditional Irish folk songs. His song “Cast Your Line” was featured in January of 2018 on the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and the track “Stardust” was added to the feature length documentary The Bikes Of Wrath about five friends attempting to cycle the route undertaken from Oklahoma to California by the Joad Family in the famous John Steinbeck novel.
Tracks by Roesy