“Winter Aid is an Irish musician. He lives in Dublin. He mostly uses real instruments, and tends to record and write sporadically…”
Shane Culloty is the man behind the mask of Winter Aid, a new music project from one of Kerry’s finest sons. Now based in Dublin, Shane started making music when he was a lad and over the last few years has cultivated a delicate and endearing style that is refreshingly un-self-conscious.
Written, recorded, mixed and at home (listen carefully and you can hear the sound of dishes being washed in the background to ‘The Wisp Sings’) his debut EP The Wisp Sings shines a little light on what is to come, featuring three tracks, each containing “a measure of the Irish winter” [State Magazine] underpinned by the sounds of a happy home.
In spring 2017, Winter Aid announced his latest work entitled 'The Murmur of the Land' - a full-length LP featuring the single 'The Night is an Ocean. A delicate rumination on sadness and solace, the song hints at a gentle progression from simple song-craft to more intense sounds - a change in full force on upcoming debut The Murmur of the Land.