Media

I’m delighted to say my music has been featured heavily in local and national media (pretty good for being at the beginning of my music career!)

Below is a selection of some of the media, publications and radio stations where my music has been featured. There are also a couple of reviews at the bottom of this page (it’s always nice to hear what other people think!)

General media

Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol placed my debut single Belfast as number 1 on his St Patrick’s Day Irish Music Playlist

Belfast was named ‘Track for the Day’ on BBC Radio Ulster’s Across The Line

Featured for a live performance and live interview on The SoundFeed, Dublin (February 2017)

Performances and interview on The After10 Club Podcast (April 2017)

Radio

Live performance and interview at BBC Radio Ulster’s Across the Line Christmas Carol Service (December 2017)

Live performance and interview on The Gerry Kelly Show on BBC Radio Ulster (July 2017)

Many plays of debut single Belfast (and soon to be released single Stand Down) on the Sounds of Northern Ireland radio show on Lisburn’s 98FM and BangorFM105 and Down Community Radio

Several live performances and interviews on Highland Radio

Live performance and interview on BBC Radio Ulster’s Across the Line (March 2017)

Live performance and interview on Phoenix Unplugged on Phoenix FM Dublin (February 2017)

Live performance and interview on Drive 105 (February 2017)

Featured on Drive 105 radio (January 2017)

Live phone interview and single played by Phoenix FM Dublin (January 2017)

Live phone interview and single played by Q Radio (January 2017)

Debut single Belfast heavily featured on RTE 2FM and placed on their highlights  of the month playlist for January (January 2017)

Live performance and interview on Belfast 89FM (December 2016)

Print

Featured in Sunday World (November 2017)

Many features in The Strabane Chronicle

Featured in The Londonderry Sentinel (January 2017)

Featured in Derry Now Newspaper (January 2017)

Featured in the NorthWest Herald (January 2017)

Reviews

BBC Radio Ulster’s Across The Line
“Saturated with infectious grooves and catchy hooks, Belfast is a warm-hearted love letter to the titular city. Emer Maguire’s vocals are imbued with a stripped back sense of sincerity; whimsical, yes, but full of integrity.

Stuart Bailie, BBC Radio Ulster
“To be able to sing about the strange city that is Belfast in a relatively fresh way is quite an achievement. She reminds me a little bit of Paul Heaton from The Beautiful South and The Housemartins…Almost indie Victoria Wood

Rigsy, BBC Radio Ulster
Certainly an early highlight and the stand out for me [at the Oh Yeah Music Centre gig] was a young lady called Emer MaguireShe writes very good songs about strange bits of human relationships”

Bird&Bramble
Emer Maguire blew my tiny mind last Autumn when she played for 3for3. Showing her multi-instrument skills, her songwriting talent shines through. Open, honest, and beyond charming, Emer’s new track Belfast feels like a homage to not just the physical city, but to that feeling of community and being part of something bigger. With a sense of fun and humour, Emer’s performance is so engaging you feel like you’ve just made a new best friend.”

Mickey Ferry, The NorthWest Herald
“‘Belfast’ is a delightful slice of indie folk with an insulating glow of synth hovering throughout. A warm, catchy piece of pop.”

The Metaphorical Boat Podcast
“We’d heard quite a few people talking about Belfast based singer-songwriter Emer Maguire recently, so we were glad to be able to catch her live. Of her original songs, the one that caught our ear was ‘Belfast’, a great love/hate letter to the city…There’s a nice hat tip towards the Lisburn Road…plus it’s nice to hear a synth-bass being used in an acoustic-led song”

The John Graham Blog
In case of an emergency put on an Emer Maguire record. On the evening Leonard Cohen, the balladeer of heart over mind passed – came a dynamic multi-flex set of sorrowful, joyful, cross-gender wordsmithing in the same faith as the man. Emer does the blues like a mini 21st century Janis Joplin with tidal loops and a progressive interlaced sound, carrying very smart and advanced storytelling lyrics. True to the traditions of Van Morrison and Leonard Cohen, several songs stood out (the diverse nature of them was a troubadours force coming in the form of a superb voice and vocal dexterity).
Emer Maguire is a performer you should and will hear a lot more from. Too good a talent to be missed, and very appealing in many ways.”