Press Release, March 2008

Small Town Talk


"Small Town Talk" is the name of a new band from Cork City, Ireland, featuring:

  • Guitarist Declan Sinnott,
  • Singer-songwriter Hank Wedel,
  • Drummer Martin Leahy, and,
  • Bassist Eleanor Healy.
Declan is well known throughout Ireland, and beyond, as a superb guitarist, musical arranger and record producer having worked with a stellar cast of Irish talent since the '70s, including Christy Moore, Mary Black and Moving Hearts.

Hank Wedel is best known for his work with Cork City rock bands "Princes Street" and "Open Kitchen."

Martin Leahy is held in high regard as a drummer in both trad/folk and rock circles, having played with Hank in "Open Kitchen," but also the sensational trad. outfit "North Cregg."

Eleanor Healy spent the early part of the '90s singing and playing bass with Cork's "The Five Joyful Mysteries," before a move to The USA to study Jazz performance.

"Small Town Talk" are best described a band of seasoned and experienced musicians performing originals and choice covers in an acoustic rock band format

Gigs at the following venues:

  • Saturday March 15th Wexford Arts Theatre, Wexford Town
  • Sunday March 16th The Lodge, Mallow, Co. Cork T
  • uesday April 22nd 2008 McDaid's Upstairs, Midleton, Co. Cork
  • Thursday April 24th 2008 De Barras, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
  • Tuesday April 29th 2008 Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick City