Sarah Buckley is an emerging alt folk artist from Cork in Ireland. A unique and intriguing songwriter, she gained immediate attention following the release of her debut single 'You’ve Got Me' and built on this success with her debut EP 'Magic Powers' in Feb 2023, produced by Karl Odlum (David Kitt, Gemma Hayes). Sarah has been gigging extensively playing showcases and support slots for well known artists around Ireland. Recently, having been selected to take part in the ‘Creative Moves Europe’ project, Sarah has been able to spend some time in Berlin working on her music which has led to some upcoming German tour dates.
Inspired by the world class lyricism of Alex Turner, the introspective songwriting by Matt Berninger and the uncompromising authenticity of Julia Jacklin – Sarah manages to avoid the trap of imitating her heroes, but instead channels their influence into something rare and immediately compelling. A songwriter who can paint vivid landscapes with her lyrics, but who never loses sight of allowing the listener to relate to and connect with her as she brings them through each song.
Sarah’s story is not the oft-told tale of the 5 year old with a hairbrush for a mic and a lifelong dream. Music came later in Sarah’s life, and that subtle difference stands her apart from many of her fellow artists. This is an adventure undertaken by a woman who found her voice in life first, before bringing it to song.
With further new music coming in the summer of 2023, showcasing Sarah’s continued approach to honing her sound and developing her musical expression, these upcoming releases should further solidify her position as ‘One to Watch’ in the folk scene