Cork native Nicole Maguire is making major waves on the international music scene. Counting Damien Dempsey and Nancy Griffith as mentors, Nicole has grown from a shy 15 year old performing at local venues to a mesmerising, accomplished star, whether fronting a band or performing solo with acoustic guitar.
Focused and driven, encouraged by Nanci and her band Nicole raised the money to travel to Nashville to write and from there road tested her songs around America. More double jobbing raised the money to work with one of the most respected producers in the world, multi Grammy nominated Mitchell Froom (Pearl Jam, Randy Newman, Ron Sexsmith – to name a few).
Since then, Nicole has shared the stage with many of her musical heroes such as Paul Brady, Glen Hansard, Vince Gill, Don McLean, Donovan, Damien Dempsey to name but a few.
She has also performed two solo nationwide tours, as well as touring Switzerland and the U.S on numerous occasions. Last year, two of Nicole’s songs were featured in Oscar winning actor Robert Duval’s movie ‘Wild Horses’.
In late 2015, Nicole went back into the studio, this time at Orphan Music Studios in Dublin with producer Gavin Glass. Hand picking an elite group of Ireland’s finest musicians, they joined Nicole to create her second studio album titled ‘Wishing Well’ released this month.
She dropped by to play and chat and we hear three of her latest songs in an intimate stripped down Studio 2 Session