Veronica Moran, having just released her debut EP, "Beyond Broken Images," is the youngest of the Songwriters Live 2005 group. Trained as a cellist, this talented young woman also plays guitar and has had her plaintive vocal style likened to a young Sinead O'Connor.
From: Leegan, Co. Westmeath
How long playing: I've been playing guitar for about 2 years.
How long have you been writing: Since I was about 14. At first I was kind of writing stuff that didn't make much sense but I've been writing since around 15, anyway.
What Inspired you to write: I suppose just a passion for music, really. It's just so broad, there's so much that can be done and it s always something I wanted to do - to perform and like that.
Thoughts on the local scene: I think it's getting there big time, due to the goodness of people like Dave [who runs No Ego Promotions in Ballymahon], and it can really be something that can take off; the last year or so it's really begun to take off, I think.
Is it any different being female as a singer/songwriter?: I find it just as easy. There's not as much much pressure as there was, there was a whole boy/girl thing before - but there's more girl bands out there now, so there's not as much pressure.
Long-term plans: I'd love to be part of an orchestra; I'd love that. I suppose it depends now on how the whole singer-songwriting thing continues on. *laughter*