Fionn Regan is an Irish folk musician and singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Bray, Regan released two EPs, 2003’s Reservoir and 2004’s Hotel Room, before connecting with the more established Bella Union imprint. In search of a live, natural sound, Regan recorded his debut album, The End of History, largely in an abandoned stone barn. The album was released in the summer of 2006, garnering considerable praise and regular comparisons to both Damien Rice and Nick Drake, as well as two hit singles in “Put a Penny in the Slot” and “Be Good or Be Gone.”
Regan’s second studio album, The Shadow of an Empire was released in 2010 and was warmly received by the music press and his third studio album, 100 Acres of Sycamore, was released in 2011. His fourth studio album, The Bunkhouse Vol. 1: Anchor Black Tattoo, was released in 2012. Following this prolific period, it would be nearly five years before Regan would release a new album “The Meetings of the Waters” eventually arrived in 2017, and was preceded by the release of the lead single and title track accompanied by a Cillian Murphy-starring video.
Among the accolades Regan has received nominations for the Choice Music Prize in Ireland, the Mercury Prize in the United Kingdom and the Shortlist Music Prize in the United States. Regan has cited Bob Dylan and Neil Young as influences on his music and has been referred to as “his generation’s answer to Bob Dylan”.
Fionn Regan’s new album, Cala, is a concise statement but with deep pockets to tumble into, drawn by Regan’s drowsy beauty and nuanced narratives.