Welcome to my world...


Hey there, Mary here; welcome to my world 😊

This is one of my latest songs 'Zip Issues', and I'm SO HAPPY to share it with you!

AND, follow this link to download your free gift (I call it your 'welcome pack').

If you’ve ever had to deal with someone having a bad buzz on psychedelics then maybe this song is for you!

Zip Issues is about a boyfriend at the time trying magic mushrooms on Halloween and freaking out.  His skeleton costume's zip had broken and this caused his tripping mind unparalleled distress. 

It’s also a snapshot of autumn, of a new relationship, of the house I was living in, and of the yearly tradition of mushroom picking with friends.

If you like what you hear, I've more for you tomorrow...

It means so much that you're here and enjoying my music.  It's been quite the journey I have to say...

I'd love to share a little about why it's so special you are part of this journey:

My journey out of creative isolation has been a slow and clumsy one.  It’s taken me years to get to a point where I’m willing to reach out to people and share more of my work.  It feels really nice I must say.

In my final year of school I experienced an unexpected desire to go to ‘Rock School’ in Ballyfermot, Dublin.  This came as a surprise to both myself and my parents because as yet I had displayed very little musical ability.  I knew a few basic covers on guitar and I didn’t really like to sing.  I just loved music.  To this day I have no idea how I passed the audition.  I think they must have been low on applicants that year and I was merely padding.   

I had a terrible time at school so I was thrilled to finally find my oddball tribe.  I joined a few bands, bought a coat like Pennie Lane from Almost Famous and bluffed my way through the two years.  Given that it was a music course we only really had to perform at the end of each year, which suited me down to the ground.  I loved the camaraderie of being in a band and hanging out practicing, but I would have been happy to keep doing that forever and never play any actual gigs.

After college I decided to try writing more of my own material with a view to doing a few open mics.  At this point my stage fright was unbearable so I sought the services of a hypnotherapist who would record our sessions on cassette, and I would listen in between sessions.  I managed one open mic which was well received.  I was cured!  I optimistically agreed to return a few weeks later, however this time I flopped.  With my ego badly bruised I vowed never to perform again, and so began my self inflicted exile which would last for over a decade.  

My saving grace was learning music technology basics in Ballyfermot.  A friend gave me some recording software and I acquired a simple pre-amp and mic set up.  To this day I’m still using the same computer programme.  I made the decision to carry on making music and harness social media to try and reach people.  I turned to music videos and art as mediums to present my work in a way that felt safe in its indirectness.  Eventually I pieced together my first album which took me an eon to finish as I was totally skint.  Due to my unrelenting awkwardness I had a very low key launch as part of a group art show. I invited no one and only performed one song twice!  

There's a little more to the story (which I'll share with you a few days from now); but I want to say if you've had similar struggles, or there's a voice in your head holding you back, there is a way through!  Though the way may be long, keep going.

Thank you for for being here,