GREENSHINE is a family trio comprising Noel Shine, Mary Greene and their daughter Ellie. Their material straddles the boundaries of contemporary, folk and roots and includes many self-penned songs. The band is known for striking family harmonies and excellent musicianship. Their fast picking and close harmonies are a treat to the ear.
Noel is a multi-instrumentalist, turning his hand to guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki and traditional whistle and this musical dexterity had seen him much in demand as a session and band player by artists as diverse as The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and funk and soul legends The Republic of Loose amongst many others.
Mary brings rhythm guitar to the mix and her voice is a wonderfully versatile instrument. She has added her talents to the albums of Christy Moore, John Spillane, Mick Hanly and Frances Black as well as cult psychedelic outfit Dr. Strangely Strange.
Ellie Shine grew up surrounded by music and has been performing in concerts and festivals since the age of 13 including an appearance with GREENSHINE for President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina at The Abbey Theatre. Despite her tender years, Ellie has featured on 4 recordings to date. She accompanies herself on the ukulele. In 2013 Ellie joined the band officially and GREENSHINE was born.
An evening spent with Greenshine promises to be a most wonderful one indeed. Don’t miss out. Tickets are €15 and are available at the link above.
HIGH PRAISE for The Girl In The Lavender Dress (2016):
“This is a gorgeous album ~ the sound of a family immersed in music, tight in harmony, in love with song. Shine on Greenshine.” – Christy Moore
“I recommend this gorgeous CD. I loved it instantly and have been listening to it constantly. I love the choice of songs and most of all Mary and Noel’s own songs ~ really beautiful voices and effortless singing” – Sharon Shannon
““Wow. Stunning. Beautiful melody and words” – Ron Sexsmith