DateSeptember 10, 2023
Fionn Regan (born 1981) is an Irish folk musician and singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Bray, Regan came to prominence with the release of his debut studio album, The End of History in 2006. He had been releasing extended plays for six years on independent record labels prior to the album’s release. Regan’s second studio album, The Shadow of an Empire was released in 2010 to positive reviews and his third studio album, 100 Acres of Sycamore, was released in 2011. His fourth studio album, The Bunkhouse Vol. 1: Anchor Black Tattoo, was released in 2012.
In April 2017, Regan released his fifth studio album The Meetings of the Waters via independent label Abbey Records under his imprint ‘Tsuneni Ai’. The album maintains Regan’s traditional folk influences but explores a theme of electronica. “His first album for five years is still a folk record at heart, but one swathed in electronic orchestrations”. Perceived by many to be the “Regan’s best work since his award winning debut”, the album received numerous four-star reviews including: The Guardian, Irish Times, Thank Folk for That, and was nominated for the RTÉ Music Choice Award in 2018. To support the lead single, also titled “The Meetings of the Waters”, Regan released a music video starring actor Cillian Murphy.
Among the accolades Regan has received nominations for the Choice Music Prize in Ireland, the Mercury Prize in the United Kingdom and the Shortlist Music Prize in the United States. Regan has cited Bob Dylan and Neil Young as influences on his music and has been referred to by Lucinda Williams as “his generation’s answer to Bob Dylan”.
His song Abacus has been sampled by Bon Iver for the song 00000 Million on his GRAMMY® Nominated album 22, A million. Following this Fionn performed both his own song Abacus and 00000 Million accompanied by Justin Vernon.
With a fast growing number of celebrity and movie star fans, his songs have been effectively placed in film, commercials and television(Greys Anatomy etc.) and recently his song Dogwood Blossom was played in full on the Award winning Normal People
Fionn is currently in Ireland at work on his next album.