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About the Album

Daughter Of The Willow Tree, releases 15/Sep/2023. This 9-track album from Alt-Country Blues artist, Tom Portman is is his 7th solo album, preceded by the single, Baby Blue. This album focuses on our relationships to each other and the natural world; exploring themes of place, mythology, the cycles of life and death and in doing this, making sense of the emotional landscape of life.

“I put it together for my final project of an MA in songwriting, at the World Academy of Music at Limerick University. It was wonderful to be in such a thriving artistic environment, under the stewardship of the director Carl Corcoran, who encouraged us to bring our own style and voice to the forefront. Hopefully, these creations resonate with others and give voice to our shared human experience. ” —Tom Portman


Tom Portman: Voice, Guitar, Violins & Lap Steel

Recording/Mixing: Tom Portman
Mastering: Lorenz Schaller
Mixing consultation: Lorenz Schaller @ SoundPro Studio’s
Mastering Consultation: Eddy Bopp @eddy Bopp cloud9studios
Photography: Oskar Boral
Graphic Design: Tom Portman with help from Gosia Kamieniecka,

About the Artist

Tom Portman is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, recording artist and composer based in the west of Ireland. He specializes in finger style guitar, Dobro®, lap steel, violin and other stringed instruments. With 7 solo albums to his name, Portman has been a consistent eclectic and prolific force in Irish music.

There is a wide range to his work – from the Blues, Irish melodies, swing, ragtime, classical, and Indian ragas, to good old rock n roll. His broad skill set along with an eclectic set of musical influences places him in a unique position as a performer composer and recording artist. . “Supported by Music Network’s Music Capital Scheme, funded by The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Music Network is funded by The Arts Council”.