Peter Delaney is a Limerick born songwriter who draws inspiration from traditional songs and old folk music as well as the lilting melancholy of vintage Hawaiian recordings. His latest album Witch Bottle was recorded at home from 2010 to 2012 and was released on Out On A Limb Records in May 2013. Peters stripped back sound is characterized by voice and ukulele but this album features some extra instrumentation including banjo, double bass, harmonium and some occasional good hearty stomping. In 2007 Peter self-released his debut mini album ‘Duck Egg Blue’, which was re-released through Deadslackstring Records in June 2011. He released a limited live CD through Apolloaan Recordings in 2010.
Peter has joined Oscar winners The Swell Season and Fionn Regan as support act on the Irish leg of European tours. He played at the first Spirit of Folk festival and was invited by Donal Dineen to play the main Body & Soul stage at Electric Picnic in 2008. He has played the VPRO Dwars festival and radio session in Amsterdam with other radio sessions including Donal Dineens Midsummer Sundays on Today FM and Blue Of The Night on Lyric fm.
Peter has toured extensively throughout Ireland, England and Norway and has played alongside many popular folk musicians including A Hawk and a Hacksaw (USA), Phosphorescent (USA), Alasdair Roberts (Scotland), Alela Diane (USA), Mariee Sioux (USA), Steffen Basho-Junghans (Germany), Jozef van Wissem (Netherlands), Sharon Krauss (UK), Thinguma*jigSaw (Norway), C Joynes (UK), Cian Nugent (Ireland).
Peter is also a member of the band Red Eskimo and makes short films, experimental films, music videos and runs Limerick Avant-Garde Cinema (LAG Cinema). He is busy with film projects at the moment but is working on writing songs for a new album when he gets time.