Bill Shanley is a guitarist/producer who is internationally renowned as a guitarist with The Kinks, Ray Davies and many other artists including working for many years with Mary Black, Paul Brady, Gilbert O Sullivan.

His skill as a sideman was recently commented on in a Times review at the Royal Albert Hall – “Is there a finer sideman around than Bill Shanley? It’s unlikely.”

In 1999 Bill set up The Cauldron with Ciarán Byrne to nurture and develop his interest in making recordings and has since been involved in countless records as a session guitarist and in recent years taking on more consistently the producers role.

Recent production work of Bills includes : Paula Gomez “Love and Hate”, Matt Gordan and Leonard Podolak “Three Thin Dimes”, Mide Houlihan “Colouring In”, Mary Black “Full Tide”, “Stories From the Steeples” Various Tracks, Bill Shanley “Fingerpainting”, Cathryn Green “Apple”, Finbar Furey “Colours”, Johnny McEvoy “The Basement Sessions”, Frances Black “Stronger”, Luke Griffin “EP”.

Other Recent Recording Credits include:

Roy Harper, Lisa Lambe, Sinead O’ Connor, Jackson Browne, Amy McDonald, Janis Ian, Gary Lightbody, Ray Davies, Paul Brady, Damien Wilson, Gilbert O Sullivan, Nathan Carter, The Jayhawks, Eleanor McEvoy, Heartbeat of Home..

Recent Production Credits Include:

Mide Houlihan, LuCo, Maria Butterly, Cathryn Green, Mary Black, LuCo, Cathryn Green, Finbar Furey, Na Fianna, Paula Gomez, NaFianna, , Johnny McEvoy, Sephira, Wendy Jack…

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