GTC HOLIDAY: EOIN DOLAN Winter Woven Blue
by Eoin Dolan
From an early age, I’ve always enjoyed Christmas. Spending time with loved ones is something I do my best not to take for granted. I’m fortunate enough to have a break from work for a few weeks so I’m looking forward to seeing friends and family and enjoying many an aimless evening together.
My favourite Christmas film is Trapped in Paradise. It’s a story about a bank robbery starring Nicholas Cage, Jon Lovitz, and Dana Carvey. A lot of people don’t seem to like it but for me and my family, it’s essential viewing!
Every year I write and record a Christmas song. I guess, unlike a lot of my work I do it out of an impulse rather than any thought-out plan. Once I see decorations appear in the shops, I start to get ideas for another seasonal tune!
My song this year (2021) is about someone out in a lonely rural area going through a difficult time. They feel the darkness of winter closing in all around them but somewhere deep inside there is a thread of hope that brighter days will come around again. I always get that vibe around Christmas, embrace and celebrate the sentiment that change is the only constant in all our lives. Time is moving in a constant cycle and has the ability to heal and give rebirth to all who faithfully learn to observe the wonder of nature’s majesty.
EOIN DOLAN Winter Woven Blue
Original artist photo via Facebook // Story courtesy of Eoin Dolan
Written and Produced by Eoin Dolan
Keys and Guitar: Eoin Dolan
Drums: James Casserly
Bass: Adam Sheeran
Guitars: Conor Deasy
“Eoin Dolan is a songwriter and producer from Galway, a seaside town on the west coast of Ireland. His music combines sublime and sometimes heartbreaking melody with lush instrumentation and a classic songwriting finesse to create a vintage psychedelic pop sound.” – bio