Journey of the Soul

Cover photo: Dave Keegan
Artwork: Alan Tobin

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Antimo Kelly Puca at AP Studios, Dublin



Release date: 30th April 2023
Written by: Yana

This is Yana’s debut album. An Irish affair through and through. Combination of collaboration offers placed and received. The themes range from mental health, adapting to changes and coping with new reality, to romance, loss. And heroes.

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Yana – 6string, 12string guitar, vocals
Aidan O´Grady – drums
Keith Burke – electric guitar, vocals
Claudia Heidegger – violin
Shane Ó Fearghail – bodhrán
Daryl Ball – strumstick dulcimer
Fiachna Ó Braonáin – low & tin whistle
Paddy Faughnan – accordion
J Eoin – acoustic guitar, mandolin
Alannah Thornburgh – harp
Éamonn Cagney – percussion
Davy Lyons – vocals
Maurice Culligan – vocals, piano, Hammond organ

“There’s a Leonard Cohen vibe off some of the first tracks.”
Lorcán Mac Mathúna,singer, writer and arranger

It flows very well from start to finish​”
Tommy Keyes, musician and presenter of The Songwriters Show presented by Tommy Keyes on Downda Road Radio

“The meditative, reflective and delicate delivery of the album as a whole brings the message in the lyrics to the forefront in an honest and open fashion.”
Pete Kavanagh, singer/songwriter, musician and storyteller


“High quality stuff” – Radio Wigwam (UK)

Featured album on The Tripwire presented by Chris West on Blue Torch Radio

Featured album on Roddie Cleere’s Irish music show on KCLR

Featured album on “What’s in the bag?” on Limerick City Community Radio