traditional Irish music with a modern edge



Winifred Horan: Lost Girl Found


April 2013
Hey there everyone- we just wanted to let you know that Win’s brand new album “Lost Girl Found” (which has been for sale exclusively at Solas concerts for the last few weeks) is just now available to purchase online. The physical album is available through Cdbaby  and as a download at cdbaby and iTunes. See links above!! It is a really great album that was recorded and produced by Donogh Hennessy in Dingle, Co. Kerry and myself and Colm were really delighted to be asked to guest on it- also appearing are Trevor Hutchinson (Bass), Damien Mullane(Accordion), Seamus Egan (Banjo/Whistles), Chico Huff (Bass), Catriona McKay (Harp) and Mike “SloMo” Brenner (Lap steel/ Dobro). Fans of Win’s singing are also in for a special treat or two…… It was a pleasure for us to be involved and to get to play and hang out with such great musicians- Thanks Win and heartfelt congrats! We are very proud of you! x

Please be sure to visit and keep up with Win at her own website too at


October 2013

We are really looking forward to playing at the Austin Celtic festival next weekend. Colm O Caoimh is currently on tour in New Zealand but we’re delighted to be joined by our very own Eamon McElholm of Solas  for the weekend. Austin is such a great music town and we always love to get down that way. Check out the festival line up at Can’t wait!!!!



TRIO play the American Folk Festival in Bangor Maine.

We are delighted to have been invited to play at the prestigious American Folk Festival in Bangor Maine this weekend Aug 23/24/25. This is a wonderful festival organised each year by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) For a full list of artists performing and the weekend schedule, please check out It’s great to be back in the beautiful state of Maine!


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Check out the Tour page for dates


Welcome to the home of MCAULEY, HORAN (SOLAS) and O CAOIMH (CALADH NUA) on the web! We are delighted to announce the release of our new album “SAILING BACK TO YOU” which is now available ! It is a collection of traditional and original songs and instrumentals which includes everything from haunting songs and airs to high- octane reels and jigs- we do hope you enjoy it.

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We are delighted to announce that, following the success of the new release, we have signed up with TG2 Artists for representation in the U.S. as our booking agent. For all booking enquiries in North America please contact

Also, please check out the dates for the upcoming November run on the TOUR page of this site. We are really looking forward to getting back out there to play you some new tunes and songs so hopefully we’ll be showing up somewhere in your neck of the woods! Or, if not, please let your friends know if they live near any of the gigs!!!!

More good news on the way soon……………….!!!



MICK MCAULEY and WINIFRED HORAN are both long-time members of Irish- American supergoup SOLAS who have recorded ten albums to worldwide critical acclaim and have been praised by the Boston Herald as “The Best Irish traditional band in the world”. (check out

We are so grateful to have also received such a fantastic reaction to Winifred and Mick’s debut duet album “Serenade” (Compass Records) all the way back in 2006 (where does the time go???), We were delighted with all the great reviews we received from the music press but even happier with the warmth with which it was received by the many fans we got to meet after all the amazing shows we’ve gotten to play, both as SOLAS and as a duet over the years since. Thanks so much to you all who have encouraged us over the years to record a follow up and after a long and winding road, IT”S FINALLY HERE!!!!

For “SAILING BACK TO YOU” Mick and Win have teamed up with the amazing young dynamic Guitarist, Colm O Caoimh. who is a native of The Marble City of Kilkenny, Ireland. Colm and Mick have known and played with each other for several years in various informal sessions and gigs in Ireland. So it was a natural decision to ask Colm to be involved and we were delighted he was up for it!!!

Colm is one of the most naturally gifted and masterful guitarists in any genre of music today and brings a fresh unbridled energy to the up-tempo reels and jigs but also a sweet sensitivity to the gentler tracks on SAILING BACK TO YOU.

Please check out some of the audio sample clips here and we hope you enjoy the album.

We’ll endeavour to keep the site current and will post reviews and reactions to the new album as they come.

And thank you all for continuing to support live independent music- it is only with your support that we can continue to record and tour playing folk music- hopefully we’ll see soon along the way in your part of the world!