Irish musician Susie Q offers powerful response to Syrian refugee crisis



Limerick, Ireland — March 15, 2018 — Recorded as a response to the Syrian refugee crisis, Home is the debut release by Susie Q, otherwise known as Susan Quirke – an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician originally from the cranberries hometown of Limerick. The track has had extensive international airplay in Ireland, the US, Canada, Japan, and Germany and the powerful video accompanying the song has had a huge response online: Youtube: on Facebook:

Susie Q says she wrote the song in response to feeling disturbed by news reports of unaccompanied children who fled their homeland and ended up living on the streets or in refugee camps. “What’s going on in Syria and elsewhere is horrific and it’s important we speak out. Home is a plea for peace and a reminder that whatever your race or religion, we are all one people, and together share this planet as our home. I think it’s important to remind ourselves of our shared humanity during these turbulent times. It can sometimes be easy to see each other as separate, but fundamentally we are all connected.”

“In many ways, today’s refugees across the world are not unlike those who fled the famine in Ireland on coffin ships in the 1800s. I think it’s important to remember that whatever our beliefs might be, most people in the world crave peace, safety, a home, an education, and decent lives for themselves and their children.”

Susie Q’s forthcoming album, Into the Sea, will be released later this year and blends elements of indie rock with folkier ethereal and atmospheric songs written in northern California, Spanish Point in Clare and at her home near Bull island in Dublin. The album has been recorded with Irish indie luminaries including ex Lír duo, Colm Quearney and Rob Malone, and members of Irish indie legends The Frames – Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Graham Hopkins, and Justin Carroll. It was mixed and mastered by Grammy award winner Dave Odlum.

Susie Q is also known for her work as a co-founder of the A Lust For Life mental health organization and she is also a meditation teacher. She has opened for the Dalai Lama and has performed at Body&Soul, Electric Picnic and other festivals. Susie Q will play both these festivals during the summer and will also perform as part of the ‘I Heart The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordain tribute concert in Dolans, Limerick on July 5th.

Find Susie Q on social media and hear her song Home on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube and on her website


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