Photo: John Finn
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Antimo Kelly Puca at AP Studios, Dublin
Dedicated to the memory of Fergus O’Farrell and Karel Zich.
DISTANT SHORE EP
Release date: 30th June 2020
Yana – guitar, vocals
Liam Ó Maonlaí – piano, vocals
Elaine McCarthy – cello
Liam Oragh – guitars, vocals
Colm Mac Con Iomaire – violin
All songs written by Yana except “The Book of Your Life” – lyrics by Yana, music by Liam Oragh.
Yana’s debut EP contains three previously released singles and one very special track, a tribute to the late Fergus O’Farrell of Interference, Yana’s biggest songwriting influence and dearly missed friend. For this song, she teamed up with Liam Oragh who put her lyrics to music. The acclaimed fiddle player Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames) added a haunting emotional layer to the track.
The song seems to be the favourite of listeners and radio presenters alike. One of the highest praises has been an airplay on RTÉ Radio 1’s Late Date, thanks to Fiachna Ó Braonáin for that.
“Great tribute to Fergus O’Farrell.”
Fiachna Ó Braonáin, RTÉ Radio 1
“Ferg would be so delighted and honoured with this gift of a song.”
“Yana’s definitely solidifying her place on the Irish music scene.”
“Yana is not shy to emotionally push her voice to embrace every emotion the music requests.”
“A very fine EP”
Noel Casey, Dublin City FM
Here’s lyric video for the song, created by Daryl Ball.