The first Covid-19 lockdown nurtured a partnership of a different kind between a Killala native and her boyfriend.
Stacey Gilroy, a daughter of Teresa and PJ Gilroy, spent the lockdown in her hometown of Killala with her boyfriend Conor Harkin who is from Roscommon town.
The pair are both musicians – Stacey is a traditional/folk artist who performs under the name Flora Maye while Conor’s electronic music act is known as Small Circles.
Their time under lockdown in Mayo resulted in them collaborating creatively for the first time – both writing and recording music.
The resulting track, “Low” has just been released.
Recorded in a small room with a very stripped-back set up, it displays another interesting direction in which traditional Irish music can be taken, showcasing a unique amalgamation of traditional Irish instrumentation with electronic music.
The track incorporates Stacey’s ethereal vocals with a vibrant topline melody on violin and a very unique blend of instrumentation and beats.
You can listen to “Low” via this link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3vFmALOenLmc0ubCsnsKOP