Singer songwriter and pianist Eamon Keane first album‘Hang the Moon’ features haunting lyrics and vocals merged with a highly original piano style.
The title track ‘Hang the Moon’, was recorded at the urging of the late Ronnie Drew of the Dubliners. Julie Feeny, who guests on backing vocals, told Eamon it was one of the 'most beautiful things ' she'd ever heard while Chris De Burgh told Eamon that it had moved him to tears.
Eamon wrote Hang The Moon after his father died suddenly. They hadn't spoken for a year, prompting a song about regret and things left unsaid. It also though about the unspoken love that lays underneath:
''I know the tears you keep inside,
I see the scars you try to hide,
And just because I don't call your name,
Doesn't mean that I don't know your pain''
The song drew a massive reaction after he performed it on RTE TV's Saturday Show to a nationwide audience of 500,000.
The songs on the album are about broken or unlikely heroes. John Sheahan of The Dubliners described ‘Roma’ the true story of a young woman forced to work the streets as ‘pure genius’. It features Beach Boys style harmonies set against beautifully dark piano. The song ‘Norfolk’ set in World War 2 tells of a young woman’s doomed romance in England. ‘Living On The Edge Of Town’ is a hilarious look at Celtic Tiger Ireland with its tale of a Yummy Mummy's revenge on a cheating husband.