Easy To Lose Hope

A quote from Eleanor

“A wonderful video of my home town, Dublin, Ireland directed by Derek Merren in honour of Irish journalist Veronica Guerin who was murdered by Irish drug lords on 26th June 1996. The song is “Easy To Lose Hope” from my album “SNAPSHOTS” I wrote the song in the weeks following her death. Sadly, 20 years later, it’s still relevant today. “…We Must Not Be Afraid…”


Snowflakes Fall

“Snowflakes Fall” co-written by myself and James Cramer. The video was directed by Patrick Walsh, D.O.P Stephen C Walsh, and produced by Whispered Films.

A special thanks to Eddie Jackson and all the staff at The Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin.
‘Snowflakes Fall’ is available now on iTunes



Described by Joe Duffy on Christmas Eve as ‘The Woman who gave her Heart to the Nation’, Eleanor
McEvoy announces the release of ‘If You Leave…’ her first all new studio album since I’d Rather Go
Blonde in 2010

The new recording features 8 news songs and 4 interpretations including God only Knows, True Colors,
and Lift the Wings from Riverdance. Recorded live in the studio with some of Ireland’s finest players this
album of soulful performances shows Eleanor in a bluesier neo-retro style.

To coincide with the If You Leave…’ album launch Eleanor plays selected dates round Ireland on

Her performances are intimate, emotional, uplifting affairs in which she explores soul, love and humour,
using own compositions and interpretations from other songbooks, with her unique voice and beautiful

Formerly a session musician, including a long stint with The NSO, she decided whilst, with The Mary
Black Band, that she should cash in the savings and develop her own career.

One week her life changed. Mary”s label owner heard Eleanor play a self-penned song that would give
a name and title track to their planned all woman compilation… ‘A Woman’s Heart Ireland’s best selling

Simultaneously she was signed to Geffen where her eponymous album went on to sell ¼ million copies.
Precious Little was a Billboard hit and Sophie has become a worldwide focus and comfort to millions of
young people with eating disorders.

Her most recent album Alone is a collection of her best-loved songs performed solo.

Watch out for the BIG BLACK CAR as it comes your way, a large Australian Ford
Fairlane Estate (one of only 3 ever privately sold)


Fri. 1              Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, 37 Great James St, Derry

Sat. 2              The Errigle Inn, 312-320 Ormeau Road, Belfast

Thurs. 7            The Crane, Sea Road, Galway

Fri. 15             Seamus Ennis Centre, Main St, Naul, Co. Dublin

Fri. 22             The Leeson Lounge Dublin 4

Sat. 23             The Lodge, Ballyellis, Mallow, Co. Cork           


Fri 19th            Cork Opera House, Cork

ALONE CD now available in USA from eleanormcevoy.com



Eleanor and MOSCODISC are pleased to announce that Eleanor’s album Alone is now available for purchase in the United States directly from her website. The cost of the album is $12.00 plus a shipping and handling charge of $3.99 for first CD. An additional $2.00 shipping charge will be added for each subsequent CD purchased. Payments will be made through PayPal.


Eleanor is pleased to announce the release of her new single Don’t Blame The Tune. She has just finished her hugely successful ‘Girl In A Black Car Tour’ of the UK and is heading back into the studio to put the finishing touches on her upcoming album. Don’t Blame The Tune is currently playlisted on RTE Radio 1 and is available for purchase from Irish iTunes and UK iTunes.




Dara Records are proud to announce the release of the outstanding new single The Secret of Living written by Eleanor McEvoy and featuring Eleanor, Sharon Shannon, Mary Coughlan, Gemma Hayes and Hermione Hennessy. The Secret of Living will be availble on iTunes for download Friday 27 July. It is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming album A Woman’s Heart – 20th Anniversary Collection, due for release in September. Only A Woman’s Heart, which featured Eleanor with Mary Black , was a ground-breaking hit in 1992 and contributed to the phenomenal success of the album A Woman’s Heart.

The highly anticipated new Collection will feature a unique mix of new recordings and hits from the original Woman’s Heart line-up, supplemented with the addition of Gemma Hayes and Hermione Hennessy – both of whom are currently appearing on the live ‘Woman’s Heart’ tour.

‘A Woman’s Heart’ is live at the Olympia Theatre for 5 nights, 29 Aug – 2  Sept and features performances from Eleanor McEvoy, Dolores Keane, Hermione Hennessy, Sharon Shannon, Mary Coughlan and Gemma Hayes. Tickets are on sale now from €25 including booking fee.

New Woman’s Heart 20th Anniversary Concert Dates

Earlier this year all four of the Woman’s Heart 20th Anniversary Concerts at The Olympia Theatre were performed to sold out audiences. If you missed the shows or would like to see them again you’re in luck. The Woman’s Heart 20th Anniversary Concerts are returning to The Olympia for five nights from 29 August – 2 September. Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster ie.



The Woman’s Heart 20th Anniversary Concert is the subject of a documentary by Kiara Murphy. The documentary will air tonight, 28 April, on RTE Radio 1 at 6pm. The documentary is also available as a podcast on the RTE Radio 1 website. Kiara, her friends, and family attended one of the concerts to present Eleanor and the other women in the show a cake with thanks for the songs they have loved for years – songs they have passed on to their daughters.