“Paul McDonnell always sets up an original idea and then.....delivers it!! His craft is wonderful!!” -Ralph Murphy- VICE PRESIDENT ASCAP NASHVILLE
BIO

Paul is a multi award winner writer claiming first prize in 2011 and 2014 at The Christy Hennessy Song Competition with "Superman"(McDonnell/Molloy) and "Be All You Can Be"

( McDonnell/Molloy/Flynn)

 

Through his writing/production partnerships with great people in Ireland and USA Paul McDonnell has built a body of work that is finally getting some solid recognition.

 

In 1994 Paul teamed up with producer/writer David Molloy. Dave is also the director/producer at Cellar Club Studios www.cellarclub.com

 

Recently their songs - Superman, Heartbreak Pier, Funny Road, Welcome To The Real World, Life Like Mine and Pray have been recorded by multi platinum selling artists Tommy Fleming, De Danann and up and coming artists Richie Hayes, Valerie Armstrong

 

In June 2012 They wrote a song “ TAKE A LOOK AROUND YOU for “ The Quays Shopping Centre Newry” - It ran on Major TV  and  National Radio for 6 months.

 

Paul's other main collaborators include Scott Maher www.scottmaher.com Gavin Murphy www.gavinmurphy.ie Della Mannion www.facebook.com/della.mannion

 

Scott and Paul co wrote “Home To Me” with Ruby Amanfu (Grammy nominated Artist from Nashville - currently touring/guest vocalist with Jack White - www.rubyamanfu.com ). They are building a strong body of work - samples to be found on music page include -  If You’re in My Heart, Storm Chaser,

Home To Me.

 

In 2013 Paul started writing with orchestrator/pianist Gavin Murphy (Van Morrison, Sinead O’ Connor, West Life). - Samples of their work - “ Somebody Tell Me Why,

 

Della Mannion is one of Ireland’s best vocalist/writers. She is currently recording her debut album with Dave Molloy.

"Paul Co Wrote “Home To Me” with Ruby Amanfu (Grammy nominated Artist from Nashville) - Currently Touring/Guest Vocalist with Jack White"
"There are a handful of truly great writers from Ireland and Paul is one of them. He just keeps getting stronger with every song." Martin Sutton Multi-Platinum Selling Writer Backstreet Boys, LeAnn Rimes, Multiple Idol & X-Factor winners “Paul McDonnell always sets up an original idea and then....delivers it!! His craft is wonderful!!.” Ralph Murphy Hit Songwriter/Vice President ASCAP Nashville
“ It’s been a long time since I’ve heard such great songs, just pure and Raw Talent.” Broadjam USA
“ Have you ever heard such great songs and such wonderful voices.” Eddi Reader, Fairground Attraction.

 

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