Darren Holden

Darren Holden starred in Riverdance on Broadway, Gershwin Theatre, New York from 2000 – 2002 and played the lead role of Billy Joel in the Broadway musical “Movin’ Out’ from 2003- 2007 touring USA, Canada, and Japan in this role.

Currently he’s enjoying a huge profile as a member of Irish contemporary folk band “The High Kings”.  The group have scored 2 Top 5 Billboard albums since 2008.

Has appeared on the Late Late Show numerous times, as well as all other major RTE/TV3 shows.

God Be With Those Days

Like Stevie And Lindsey


Summer Song

Through Hell And High Water

California Christmas

Cyndi Torres

Cyndi Limbaugh Torres is a native of Michigan but she has lived in the Nashville area since 1988. It’s that mix of Detroit Rock, Motown Soul and Southern Roots that has given her an eclectic sound as a songwriter.  “I try to write my heart out. Sometimes it’s messy and sometimes, hopefully, it’s beautiful.”

Her song “In Lonesome Dove” was a co-write with Garth Brooks and was included on his 3rd CD, Ropin’ The Wind.  She was a founding member of the Bluegrass Gospel group “Jordan’s Angels”, and received a nomination for Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year from the Bluegrass Music Association International.

A Cold Place To Be



Don’t Make Me Laugh

Front Porch

Heartaches And Halos

I’ll Be The Rain


Jordans Angels

Just Another Hurt


My Old Man

Nothing Says It

One Step Away


The Fall

What Kind Of Kiss Was That?

Yellow Snow

You Show Me Yours

This Old Horse

This Getting Old Is Killing Me

Living In Neverland

It It What It Is

I Love You More

Breathe Easy

Billy Farrell

Billy Farrell
Could This Be Love (with Marc Roberts) This song is on hold. ISG.

Best Days (with Brian Kennedy)

Falling (with Alan Fitzsimonds)

Find The Lord (with Alan Fitzsimonds)

Givin’ Up (with Ed O’Leary and Una Gibney)

I Belong With You (with with Ciaran Brady and Sharon Condon)

More Than Words can Say (with Ed O’Leary) This song is on hold. ISG.

On This Day (with Darren Holden)

Show Me The Light (with Stuart Gray and Eamon Toal)

Ben Travis

Ben Neumann

Ben Travis picked up his dad’s guitar when he was twelve has played in multiple bands. Ben is a writer, guitarist, and vocalist who can morph between country, pop, and rock genres.



Should I

Where The Corn Used To Grow

Where We’re From

You’ll See

Marc Roberts

Marc Roberts

In 1997 Marc came to international prominence when he represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest and came a credible second with ‘Mysterious Woman’. Marc’s first album was released shortly after & he toured extensively throughout Europe and appeared on all the top TV shows in the UK. Four more albums followed. ‘Meet Me Half Way’, ‘Once in your Life’ and ‘The Promise’

His fifth studio album, ‘Now & Then’. returns Marc to his first love, American country music! The album includes covers from Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Restless Heart, Clint Black, Colin Raye & two brand new originals. One of the tracks from the album is the duet Marc has recorded with Mary Duff.

Songwriting has always been a huge part of Marc’s career. All of his albums to date have included his own material. He has co-written with many top songwriters…. Brian Kennedy, Charlie McGettigan, Jimmy MacCarthy, Darren Holden, Ben Mills, Derek Ryan, Grammy Nominee Billy Yates & Daniel O’Donnell

Dance With The Devil

Daddy’s Little Girl

Four Empty Walls

Makin’ My Way

Running Blind

Wrong Road Again


YazzOur first guest and dear friend is Yasmin Evans

Since her iconic dance smash “The Only Way Is Up” in 1988, Yazz has devoted much of her time and writing talent to devotional and gospel music. This selection of songs comes from her 2011 album ‘This Is Love’



Lifted (with Pete Ware)

Narrow Road


Summer Rain

Love Soldier

Pete Ware

Pete WareMusic producer, engineer and songwriter, based in Spain and the UK. Also founder member of the ISG with Sean Murray.




Lifted (with Yazz)

Not Made Of Steel (with Roger Cook)

What Kind Of Love (with Roger Cook)

Love’s Resurrection (with Roger Cook)

Hurricane On High Heels (with Roger Cook). This song is on hold. ISG.

What’s It Gonna Take (with Roger Cook)

When Heaven Whispers (with Roger Cook)

Whatever (with Alan Marcus and Sean Murray)

Story Of You (with Roger Cook)

Nothing In My Life (with Hazell Dean)

Vic Holdroyd


Almost Outa Tears

An Always And Forever Kind Of Love

Hit ‘Em Where It Hurts

I’ve Loved You All Of My Life

Just Leave Me Here by the Jukebox

Keep it Country

Send Her Red Roses

There’s Nothing I Can Do

Welcome to the Irish (and International) Songwriters Guild

The Irish music scene over the years has produced many top writers and classic songs. Although many of these have achieved notable success at home, beyond Irish borders they have so often had little or no exposure.

The Irish (and International) Songwriters Guild (also nicknamed The Songbank) believes that these writers deserve higher profile on the international stage and we hope to achieve this by showcasing the very best of Irish and international songwriting talent.

In addition to our full Members, we have a ‘Guest’ section where friends from around the musical world are joining us and an ‘Associate’ menu where we will be showcasing new songwriting talent.

The ISG is rapidly expanding and it is clear that we have keen international interest from songwriters, performers and publishers and so we have added an extra domain name. www.internationalsongwritersguild.com. This will, for the time being point to this existing site.

The ISG site and database is being updated regularly, for further information please send an email to the address below.