"She is related to the 15th-century female Irish chieftain and rebel, Grace O'Malley, known as the Pirate Queen...and she sings with a warm and sunny confidence that makes you believe that however dark things might look, there is a path forward to the light."
Edible Magazine featured Eileen Shaughnessy as one of New Mexico's top talented songwriters in a special "Food & Music" Issue (August/September 2017). The article includes an extensive interview which can be read here: https://issuu.com/ediblesantafe/docs/esf-latesummer2017 (page 68).
We traveled over 7,000 miles, played 30 live shows and 2 Canadian radio shows, hugged redwoods, sang to llamas and greyback whales, ate too many ketchup flavored potato chips (it's a Canadian thing), planted sunflower seeds at each stop, endured car breakdowns, shared a lot of laughter and some tears, saw firsthand the web of resistance rising up across this earth in creative, humble, and powerful ways,... and I can safely say: WE AIN'T GIVIN' UP.
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Eileen Shaughnessy (in collaboration with Cathy Rowsome) was awarded an "Equal Justice Residency" at the Santa Fe Art Institute for 2017/2018. The residency will focus on answering the following question: "How can art be used to engage systems of power and foster social and racial equity?" As a musician and educator, Eileen will explore music as a tool for social change with a focus on environmental justice in the Southwest.
More info here: http://sfai.org/equaljustice/