Rory Faithfield

Welcome To Rory Faithfield's Website

The Australian singer-songwriter with Celtic songlines in his head and grains of sand between his toes...


Currently working on a set of new songs for his forthcoming fifth album, 'Southern Cross, Northern Skies' whilst preparing for a relocation back to Australia after many years in Ireland.

Latest songs include: 'Rebel Songs' and 'The Bloody Hookline', (Live Video Clips Below)
performed recently opening for Declan O'Rourke around Ireland. 

It was great to be part of the WAM Fest (Nov 2017) and the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival (20-22 Oct 2017) in NSW. Next up, I'm looking forward to Blues at Bridgetown and, heading down to Tassie for Cygnet Folk Festival (12-14 January 2018). As ever, there will be many local West Australian adventures along the way - All dates and details on my gig page.

I got an invite to be part of Sofar in Perth and it was a total pleasure...under Big Blue Western Skies:

Also, there are a couple of new live videos from the much loved National Folk Festival (April 2017)in Canberra up on my YouTube channel, a review of Illawarra Folk Festival (Jan 2017) on Amnplify, and some pics from Nimbin Roots Festival (Sept 2017) up on the Guardian website, with thanks to Meredith O'Shea (Credit - photo below)

Rory Faithfield - Nimbin Roots Fest 2017

I'm currently promoting my fifth studio album, 'Southern Cross, Northern Skies', that was recorded with Noah Shilkin at Sonic Lolly Recording Studios in Margaret River, Western Australia. For some back story (and video clips) on how and where the songs came from, see my latest Journal entry.

'Southern Cross, Northern Skies' - Now available on iTunes.

Signed CD Albums - Now available from the Shop

Latest songs include: 'Different Now', 'Closer To Blue Than Green', 'Indian Ocean Blue', 'Sweet Summer Wine' and 'All The Pretty Stars' available to listen here on the music player  (Rory Faithfield - Playlist) and the 'Sounds' page.

Watch the latest promo clip for 'Indian Ocean Blue' on YouTube here:

And a "Live-Looping" Version of 'Closer To Blue Than Green' performed at the National Folk Festival in Canberra on Monday 17th April 2017:

Other songs on the new album include  'Let Yourself In' - featured in the Live Video below - performed at Maldon Folk Festival (Nov2015). 


'Closer To Blue Than Green'along with 'Sweet Summer Wine' and the ANZAC tribute 'First To Fall' are now available on Amrap's Airit Community Radio Service:


I recently rediscovered this "live-looping" version of 'Big Blue Western Skies' that was recorded in Donegal back 2012 while I was trekking around Ireland with my old friend Declan O'Rourke:


Slide Show Music Video for 'Big Blue Western Skies', from the 2010 album 'Songs For Sooner' inspired by the end of 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland and was heard regularly on Gerry Anderson's BBC Radio Ulster Show. Featuring images of the West Australian coast and the Indian Ocean.