Our Guests for Culture Night 2016!


Here we go!

We are proud to present SCOOPS and Shay Cotter! This is very exciting! We are so lucky to be able to host this event with such wonderful artists. Both are great friends of the Studio and both are so talented.

DUBLIN MAGAZINE wrote about Shay: “he is an artist who stuns the audience with his guitar virtuosity and catchy songs” He has a unique finger picking style and poetic and quirky lyrics. He has guested with the likes of The Gypsy Kings, David Gray, Jools Holland, The Doobie Brothers, Damien Rice and Paul Brady. He will perform with a guest pianist from Chile, Nelson Olivares Alfaro. With PJ Curtis proclaiming Shay as “an absolutely marvelous live performer and outstanding songwriter” we can’t wait for this gig.

Scoops are an Irish band hailing from Dublin and its members are: Stephen ‘Scoops’ Cooper (Lead Vocaluitar), Stephen O’Rourke(Drums, Percussion and Backing Vocals) and Kevin Murphy (Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals).

Scoops himself is a Dublin born singer songwriter who was honing his craft for a number of years, gigging relentlessly all over the country. Stephen O’Rourke originally from Waterford Ireland made the move from his home to Dublin in late 2014 to join Scoops and they began to tour as a two-piece playing original music. It was then in early 2016 that Kevin Murphy joined to finalise the line up of Scoops and they began working on their debut EP.

What a lineup! This gig is not to be missed!




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Facebook Competition Winner

Do you remember this?

hannah ryan winner

This is when the name of Hannah Ryan was picked out of the hat to celebrate 1k likes on out FB page.

She won at that moment:
A day recording In Cauldron Studio
Online MIX and online MASTER of the recorded material
Music Video from the day

Little did we know that Hannah is a part of Pine ¶he Pilcrow, trio from Dublin.

This is what they write about themselves:

“Pine ¶he Pilcrow write stilling, lullaby-esque music compromising of piano (Kevin Murray), cello (Kevin O’Brien performs cello on the EP but has since been replaced by Robert Campbell) and fiddle (Hannah Ryan) with a combination of gruff and angelic vocals. Melancholic melody lines evoke emotion as they drop onto your ear and cause a ripple of reflection.

A relatively newly formed group with less than 12 months together, Pine the Pilcrow has enjoyed a busy and warm reception to the Dublin music scene. They quickly found themselves rising in demand as they were chosen to perform at The Hard Working Class Heroes Festival. They were delighted to support Anderson and were blown away to perform in Christchurch Cathedral accompanied by the Humanitarian Orchestra and The Dublin Ballet Academy.

One of their favourite memories was being invited to play at the prestigious Ruby sessions, being asked back several times; and named as one of the top three highlights of 2015 by Conor Donovan in The Irish Times.

Pine the Pilcrow were also invited to play on the NYE festival trail, to support Inni-K as part of her 2015 tour to packed venues and to the sold out Ruby Sessions new years eve gig in Smock Alley; to name but a few of their appearances across Dublin and further afield.

Being nominated for Best Newcomer at the Pure M Awards 2016 and with their critically acclaimed debut EP now available, there future is very exciting. Allow this band, born with a sound all of their own, to sweep you away into delicate harmonies and heartfelt songs.”

We are delighted to announce that they are now after claiming their prize and we are in the process of mastering and editing the footage.

We literally cannot wait for this project to be finished so that we can share it with you. <—- bands FB page <—- bands website

‪#‎competition‬ ‪#‎music‬ ‪#‎recordingstudio‬ ‪#‎win‬ ‪#‎cauldronstudios‬ ‪#‎draw‬

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Cauldron Studios Open Day!

Would you like to see where The Coronas, Hozier, and Sinead O Connor have recorded?

We are opening our doors to you for one day only.

Come down and see what’s going on in The Cauldron.

Date: 25 May at 10:00–20:00

Location: Cauldron Studios 8 Blessington St, Dublin, Ireland


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We are very excited to present to you our brand new, made by us promo video featuring Mide Houlihan, NaFianna, Scoops, Alison Vard Miller, Matt Crutchlow, Bill Shanley and Damian Wilson. Song “Dance Again with Me” by State Lights, produced by Joe Chester.
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Cauldron Studios was delighted to be involved in the audio production of the acclaimed 1916 Centenary show on RTE with engineer Tim Martin at the helm. Congratulations to all involved..

“Close Your Eyes” opens with that kind of jazz number that’s not quite a standard, but resonates a jazz heyday that’s a joy to re-experience. You know that old movie scene … the one where the guy in the double-breasted suit walks into a nightclub and stares up at a siren in a lamé dress? That’s the one. The lights are low and the mood is sultry and the songs will inevitably be of seduction, love or heartbreak.”
“CLose Your Eyes” a new recording by Josh Johnston and Truly DiVine. 

James Cramer performs 'My World Again' | Two Tube

James Cramer’s interview and live performance of his new single “My World Again” for RTE2 with the lovely Grainne Hunt , and our own David Montuy on drums.

The Mariannes The Black Diary Waltz.
Both song and video pay tribute to Roger Casement, and coincide with the 1916 centenary celebrations.
Recorded and Mixed at Cauldron Studios. Available to download on iTunes here

Check out the State Lights recording live in the studio. Produced by Joe Chester.

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The Debut Album is available now on iTunes/Google Play/Amazon Music and directly from this website here! “From the family that brought you two of Ireland’s most treasured singers, Frances Black and Mary Black, please meet Aoife Scott, daughter of the former and niece of the latter, the next generation.

Celtic Woman new album now available wold wide. Recorded in Cauldron with Producer Gavin Murphy. Click HERE to order.

Session with Matt Crutchlow with Andy Holdsworth, Rob Malone, Binzer Brenan and Bill Shanley, which took place last month. Michael Manning was behind the board. Photo was taken by David Montuy.


Click on the picture to see Mide Houlihan new Video filmed Cauldron Studios directed, edited and produced by David Montuy 

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Scoops new EP



We are delighted! Scoops new EP “Scenes of Joy” is out now. Produced by Bill Shanley and recorded here in Cauldron Studio. Congratulations lads!

Available to order here

Scoops website:

800 Facebook Likes!

We would like to thank everyone and welcome our new likees! 🙂
We hope you will enjoy seeing our posts on your news feeds.


Staff night out!

We went out last night to 777 to celebrate our amazing year so far and recharge batteries for busy rest of the year! (Food was AMAZING) Few sore heads here at Cauldron HQ today 🙂  Happy Bank Holiday Weekend!

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Niall O’Sullivan’s New Album.


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Earlier this year we had a pleasure to work on a incredible project, Niall O’Sullivan – Trumpet‘s new album called simply “Niall O’Sullivan and Friends”.

This is a lovely short documentary about the makings of  this album shot almost entirely here in Cauldron Studio. Recorded and mixed by Ciaran Byrne also here, produced by Jullian Lloyd Webber(right) and Gavin Murphy(left). Directed, shot and edited by Sam O’Mahony.