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In Conversation With Rae

In Conversation With Rae written by Sarah CK All Rights Reserved © Void Magazine Sarah CK

‘Rae’ is a singer-songwriter originating from Galway, now living, writing, and performing in Dublin. I meet with her upstairs in a bar, almost damper than the day outside. However, Rae lives up to her name. Her warmth and vulnerability more than enough to brighten the room.

‘Rae’ is a singer-songwriter originating from Galway, now living, writing, and performing in Dublin. I meet with her upstairs in a bar, almost damper than the day outside. However, Rae lives up to her name. Her warmth and vulnerability more than enough to brighten the room.

Now describing the open mic scene as her ‘family’. Rae explains there is a community of creatives here in Dublin that has made this city her home. In fact, she meet her drummer Juani when he approached her after a performance. She now describes Juani as adding spice to her sound and structure to her schedule.

Without Juani, Rae doesn’t identify too closely with structure, describing her journey as more of a ‘flow.’ Hoping I’d crack the code, I asked Rae to tell me more about her creative process; Rae’s process is undoubtedly a spiritual one. Beginning with the chords, she says she sits with these notes and allows the words to follow.

‘Feeling’ takes on a prominent role, where in which the process of creating is playful and healing. Therapeutic in its own sense. Starting her performance career in the midst of a breakup, she has used the pain of which to create and, In doing so, healed her own heart and many others along the way.

At this point in the interview, I begin to babble about how much her music has allowed for others, such as myself, to heal. She laughs over her pint and tells me, ‘There is a sense of peace there’. Rae explains there is almost a cycle of life to these songs. You feel, you write, and then you perform. Within the performance section of the cycle, you must regurgitate these feelings until they stop hurting. So what a beautiful thing to know the cycle involves the audience also.

So where can you hear Rae? And where can you get healing your broken heart? A self-proclaimed internal extrovert, she can be hard to catch. Rae is currently working on her E.P. In the meantime, she will be performing again on 3rd June at the ‘Tangle Around Festival’ in Tipperary and then later in Smock alley theatre on 29th July with La Mansarda. There’s a bright future for Rae, but for now, if you’d like to keep up to date, you can find her on Instagram @Luna.rae.beams

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