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Founding member of Billboard No.1 band We Banjo 3, David Howley’s new solo album has been called “ a thing of rare beauty” by the Irish Times. The four star review of for Venus commends the album as pointing to “a richly creative period that he has embraced to the full. All of which augurs well for this album’s transition to live performance.” 

An indie folk artist from Ireland, David Howley has been at the forefront of Irish guitar, banjo and mandolin for over a decade. An award- winning vocalist, he has performed with The Chieftains, Eileen Ivers, Carlos Nunez, Billy Strings, Bela Fleck, Altan, Ajeet and Mumford & Sons, amongst others. 

His songs resonate with a wide range of audiences, taking them to places undiscovered. With soulful vocals, evocative storytelling, and enchanting melodies, he creates an otherworldly, time-bending magic. Inspired by ancient legends and raw emotions, Howley is a modern poet with traditional chops. Enter his unique musical imagination through indie folk's depths, where the dreamworld and daily life meet.

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Listen to "for Venus" here

"Such low-key confidence is a thing of rare beauty in this newly cacophonous world. Howley’s introspective mood speaks of an authentic exploration of self..."
- Siobhán Long
"Heady and brooding, clammily feverish at times, For Venus is an album to listen to in the shadows when you can hear the slow beat of your heart and need to know you’re not alone."
- Mike Davies

Shutter Up  & Listen

"David Howley’s vocal quality is deep, warm, and steady. His voice is precisely needed to hold the weight of the lyrics. Howley’s voice is reminiscent of Hozier, but more chilling."
- Caroline Woodson
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