Australian born singer-songwriter Rory Faithfield has been based in Dublin Ireland for many years. His fourth and latest album 'Songs For Sooner' was described by Bruce Elder as “a sublime, heart-stoppingly beautiful album from a major new Australian folk talent ”.
"Faithfield inhabits the same rich musical world as Christy Moore, Luka Bloom and Glen Hansard. His songs are wistful, romantic, deeply felt, beautifully crafted and sung with a voice that pours sincerity and emotion over every line and note”
The West Australian newspaper remarked that “this is beautiful, straightforward storytelling, saturated in Irish folk traditions but with a keen edge born of Faithfield's days as a punk rocker in Sydney”. While 'The Australian' noted that, “his message is that all shades of experience can be metamorphosed into positivity and individualistic growth”.
Rory performs solo with acoustic guitar, harmonicas and a loop station - together with a bag of stories and some uplifting audience interactivity. Fast becoming a familar name on the Australian Folk Festival circuit and in the past few years has performed at Port Fairy, Yungaburra, Maldon, Nannup, Nanga, Tarerer, Denmark Festival Of Voice & Lake Bolac Folk Festivals.
Back in Ireland, Rory Faithfield is described as "Power Acoustic" by the Irish Independent, and "invigorating and inspiring" by The Irish Times.