Category Archives: Music

Eurovision – RTE to run an enquiry this week as to how the songs are picked?

No doubt there were many thousands of us cringing behind the sofa, as we watched Ireland being eliminated in what was a lacklustre second semi Final, with the exception of the Bearded Lady, who was brilliant and humble. It’s tragic … Continue reading

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‘When You Become Stardust Too’ Available now on iTunes

So my great news today is my latest single “When You Become Stardust Too” is now LIVE on iTunes. Beautifully arranged, produced and trumpet solo by music genius Tevfik Kulak. Will this be my last recording?  who knows? Heartfelt thanks to … Continue reading

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LUKE.

Two of the great pillars of folk music of the last century, were remembered this week for the integrity and steadfastness of their politics and  for their ability to inhabit a song in a very special way, a gift that is … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs…Last Sunday, in the snug of a pub in Stoneybatter, I was reacquainted with the core of my being….

Last Sunday, in the snug of a pub in Stoneybatter, I was reacquainted with the core of my being, the essence of my existence. This reconnection was neither planned nor anticipated and I suspect it is probably something that happens … Continue reading

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Decrepitude…. “I looked down at my watch 20 minutes ago and it read 1990″….

Robert Louis Stevenson said “extreme busyness is a symptom of deficient vitality.” I recognised myself immediately, the original “blue-arsed fly,” always on the move, always up to something, always having four or five projects on the go. And then old … Continue reading

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Delighted to share two great reviews of my eBook The Danny Boy Triangle

Every Author dreams of three things – completing their book – selling it – and good reviews – today’s been a great day! 4.0 out of 5 stars Shay Healy captures the true feelings of a struggling Irish musician., May 6, 2013 … Continue reading

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Marian Finucane Radio 1 Special with Shay Healy

Guests Billy Connolly, Paul Brady and Phil Coulter share their amusing ‘Shay Stories’ with Marian Finucane on this RTE Radio 1 special; from a friendship spanning some 50 years. We also hear some very funny anecdotes from Moya Doherty, Johnny … Continue reading

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