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.
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.
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
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’
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.