GREENSHINE is a Cork based 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, excellent musicianship and the quality of their songwriting. Their singles including The Girl in the Lavender Dress, Dandelion Seed & The Good is Gone consistently reach NO. 1 on the RTE Radio 1 Airplay Chart (The Girl in the Lavender Dress was third most played Irish track for the year of it’s release) while their song Brother (written with Cormac O Caoimh) from their latest critically acclaimed album Family reached No. 2. ‘Family’ was recently made Album of the Week on BBC Ulster’s Late Show and also on KCLRfm’s Ceol Anocht and the band were named Euro American Chart’s “Ones to watch”. They have played live on Today With Miriam O Callaghan, Today with Seán O Rourke and RTE’s flagship Arts show Arena. Their music has been used as signature tunes on national radio shows and onad campaigns for Folláin Preserves. Mary’s song ‘Meet Me In The Garden’ was featured in Carrie Crowley’s film Waterway. A feature of Greenshine’s set is their warm-hearted banter and song stories. Noel and Mary are much sought after recording session musicians and singers and have graced the recordings of performers as diverse as The Republic of Loose, Christy Moore, Dr. Strangely Strange, Mick Hanly and John Spillane. A particular honour was being asked by The Cork Folk Festival to compose a song to mark the 40th anniversary of the Festival. Christy Moore described Greenshine as: “…the sound of a family immersed in music, tight in harmony, in love with song,” – a fitting tribute to a family who has made music their life.
“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
“Wow. Stunning song. Beautiful melody and words,” Ron Sexsmith
“One of the most creative things to come out of Ireland for quite a while.” Aonghus McAnally RTE Radio 1
“Absolutely beautiful.” Eleanor Shanley, Singer
“Dandelion Seed instantly grabbed my attention. Very well produced, tight, and the vocals & lyrics are right up front with dashings of sweet instrumentals. Harmonies shine throughout too & reminds me of First Aid Kit. Very nice.” Songwriting Ireland.
“Really great song. Love it.” Charlie McGettigan, Eurovision winner, Songwriter, Broadcaster.
“Wouldn’t that do your heart good,” Brian Lally presenter of Country Time