Hailing from Dublin this award winning multi-instrumental duo write original songs that are contemporary and eclectic with a hint of Irish. Dave and Trish Long have collaborated as songwriters since they joined forces in Ireland back in 1984. With so many years working together musically their songwriting skills have combined to such an extent that their compositions are seamless and none can tell one's writing from the other. Audiences at live shows have commented on how in tune they are with each other - it has to be seen to be believed. This rare unity comes across in their recordings and can be noted in particular with the harmonious blending of their vocals.
Over the years their music has become subtly different, a marriage of sounds and influences between the Northern and the Southern hemispheres 'the mist meeting the haze'. The resulting music has light, bright tones intertwined with the rich, earthy moodiness of their Celtic sound. Lyrics stretch from uplifting songs with themes of hope and love to songs that draw awareness to what is happening in the world in which we live. The instrumentation includes vocals, flageolet, guitar, sax, flute, recorder and sequencing
Sahara's success has been soaring internationally since the release of their 'Vision' and 'Sahara Live @ The Malthouse' CDs which have both received critical acclaim and a rating of three and a half stars in major publications. Over the last few years Sahara has been on tour bringing their now recognizable and unique sound around Australia. The last CD released by Sahara 'There is this place I go' has been very well received globally.
Trish and Dave returned to the studio in 2012 to re-record a CD of songs that had been inspired while on tour around Australia and which had proven to be very popular with both the media and audiences. This CD is called 'A New Beginning' and some of the songs on this CD have been influenced by the major global events of recent years which have been confronting and thought provoking. However we remain forever hopeful; whenever there is change there is a chance for a new beginning. Also in 2012 and 2013 Sahara recorded their latest album 'See all that's before me' which will be released on April 24th 2014 following the release of their rock single 'Only This World' on March 24th.
Sahara Rock Single 'Only This World'
What people have said....
“Sahara are a tight duo originally from Dublin and now based in Australia. Their mellow, Celtic sound is chilled and atmospheric.” Nick Thomas Audio Engineer and Radio Presenter on Radio Jackie
“They’re really really good, you’re going to like them” Mark Williams ‘The Bridge’ 102.5FM
“One of the great success stories of the Australian music scene…with musicianship that has been distilled by time and space, you are an audience to the best duo in this music category. Dave Long has one of the rare gorgeous male vocals in the tradition of Sting and Steve Winwood… I’m sure no one would question Trish long’s expertise with the sax and other instruments apart from the fact that she has a voice that could rival Celine Dion’s yet has the Irish gorgeousness” The Celtic Music Fan
“Sahara have a specialty that few artists have, and is to capture the listener being practically overwhelmed by a beautiful set of emotions…if you seek quality, professionalism, experience…all this has a name…Sahara” Angelo Petruzzi CEO Smooth Jazz Radio Channel
Sahara Live @ The Malthouse concert and CelticTV webcast "Brilliant!" Denis Farrington, "Just wanted to tell you how great I thought that performance was. It went out over the internet like a major concert..." Celtic TV
Sahara TV Performances include:
'New Faces' Daryl Somers TV Channel 9 Melbourne
'AM Adelaide' TV Channel 7 Adelaide
Sahara Live to Air Radio Performances include:
774 ABC Melbourne, 702 ABC Sydney, 891 ABC Adelaide, ABC Newcastle, ABC Sunshine Coast, ABC Goldcoast, ABC Riverina, ABC New England, ABC Rockhampton, ABC Goulburn-Murray, ABC Wide Bay, ABC Northern Tasmania, ABC Goldfields, numerous Commercial and Community Radio Stations around Australia.
Sahara's Festival Performances include:
Mornington Park Australia Day Festival, Castlemaine State Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, International Comedy Festival Club Melbourne Town Hall. Shepparton Arts Festival, 'Out of the Woodwork' Festival Rouse Hill Estate Sydney, Australia Bicentennial Travelling Exhibition, National Celtic Folk Festival Geelong, Griffith Festival of Flowers,Kyneton Daffodil Festival, Maroondah Festival, Bayside Fiesta Sandringham, Irish Woolfest Boorowa, Festival of Forest, Folk & Flowers Mallacoota.
July 19th 2014 Tears
July 4th 2014 Sahara release latest single the love ballad 'Everytime I See Your Face' from 'See all that's before me' CD
July 1st 2014 Happy Birthday to my Darling Husband Dave!!!xxx
June 20th 2014 World Refugee Day 2014 'Save A Little Love'
June 6th 2014 Sahara original celtic instrumental 'The Promise'
June 3rd 2014 Sahara 'Only This World'
May 29th 2014 Sahara track 'Sweetest Things'
May 16th 2014 Sahara's track 'A New Beginning'
May 9th 2014 You can now listen to Sahara's 'See all that's before me' on Spotify !
April 30th 2014 Sahara 'See all that's before me' CD now available from Rhapsody
April 29th 2014 Happy Birthday!!!!! :-) xxx
April 25th 2014 ANZAC DAY
April 24th 2014 Very excited to announce the release
of Sahara's latest CD 'See all that's before me'
April 22nd 2014 'Happy Earth Day'
April 20th 2014 Wishing Everyone A Happy Easter!!!
April 10th 2014 Sahara rock single 'Only This World' now on Spotify
April 7th 2014 Sahara 'Only This World' now in the Top 40 Videos on Mashpedia Spinnup!!
April 9th 2014 Sahara 'Only This World' available in Amazon
April 7th 2014 Sahara 'Only This World' one of the Top Videos on Mashpedia Spinnup.
April 2nd 2014 Denise Long Traynor - Rest In Peace
March 31st 2014 Sadly my beautiful sister Denise has just passed away - thank you so much to our dear friends for your thoughts, prayers and support on this difficult day.
March 30th 2014 Sahara's rock single 'Only This World' in stores now!
March 24th 2014 Sahara release rock single 'Only This World'
March 17th 2014 Happy St. Patrick's Day!
March 15th 2014 The video for our pre-release single 'Only This World' is at the finishing stage - looking forward to it's release.
March 7th 2014 Sahara is excited to announce that their new CD is mastered and graphics almost done . We are currently working on a video for the pre-release single 'Only This World' which is about the environment. CD mastered by Pete Maher in the UK.
Feb 20th 2014 Album just about ready to be mastered - now working on the graphics and promo video.
Jan 11th 2014 Sahara is delighted to be Featured Artist on OPF Radio's The Independent Music Show hosted by Tom Lambert (11 Jan 2-3pm
Merry Christmas 2013 from Trish & Dave 'Sahara'
Dec 13th The final stage of mixing our next CD is going very well - happy to say we're on track for a release in early 2014!! Have a great weekend ! :)
Dec 6th Farewell Nelson Mandela - a great spirit leaves us. "Tears"
Nov 28th Still in studio mixing forthcoming album happy to say it's all going well!
Nov 8th Sahara track 'Has it ever been any different before' on OPF Radio 'The Independent Music Show' with Tom Lambert Sat 9th Nov 2-3pm (UK Time)
Nov 1st We've finished tweaking the live work for our next CD and are now preparing these ten tracks for the last stage of mixing. That'll keep us out of mischief for a while!!! Wishing everyone a great weekend :)
Oct 4th We're nearly finished stage one of mixing our new album.....the track we're working on now is the longest one - just over 7 minutes. It's a rock song about the environment - we haven't listened to it since recording the live work months back and thought it was a much bigger arrangement than it is. Surprisingly it's quite sparse in comparison to our other tracks, but it has such a full sound it seems to be an aural illusion. Wishing everyone a lovely weekend!
Sept 26th 'Right The Wrongs' from our CD 'A New Beginning' seems to have struck a chord.
According to figures from our distributor it is currently by far the most streamed of all our songs.
Sept 20th Sahara 'A New Beginning' released a year ago today "
Sept 6th We've been working on a track that has a 'Sahara zydeco' edge to it... so away with the accordion.... as we head into the big rock love ballad....ooh yeah!! Wishing everyone a great weekend :)
Aug 20th Just finished this stage of mixing one of our more quirky songs which cried out for a 'jaw harp' - first time use for us.....seems to have worked out well !!....and now for something completely different.... :)
Aug 2nd Album mixing going well....finishing the week off on an uptempo song with a funky groove!
July 9 Still working away in the studio on our next release - concentrating on the ballads at the moment and enjoying it! :)
June 23 Sahara ‘Featured Artist’on Splash Radio ‘Chris Duval Presents’ Mon 24th June 8pm (UK) including the tracks ‘Vision of Glory’, ‘The Promise’ and ‘There is this place I go’ from Sahara CDs
June 16 We're very excited to be back in the studio working on our latest CD. This recording was meant to be finished last year but got put on the 'long' finger due to the re-recording of 'A New Beginning' and the re-release of 'There is this place I go' CDs. Once again it's all new material - so lots of fun ahead!!!!!
June 15th Podcast of Sahara 'The road less travelled' from 'There is this place I go' CD on Tom Lambert's 'The Independent Music Show' OPF Radio Sat 15th June
May 31st A selection of some original instrumentals from Sahara's released albums along with photos taken on our last trip to Ireland.
May 16th Podcast of 'Fresh Unsigned' with Dean James including the Sahara track 'There is this place I go'
May 9th Podcast of ‘Music Uncovered’ with Mae (Sun May 5th ) on The Talk of Las Vegas KLAV 1230 AM Radio includes Sahara tracks ’Live every day’ from ‘A New Beginning’ CD and ‘Ordinary Day‘ from ‘Vision’ CD
May 3rd Music from Sahara back again on The Talk of Las Vegas KLAV 1230 AM Radio ‘Music Uncovered’ with Mae Sun May 5th 1-1:30pm PDT
April 26th Finished video of Sahara performing 'Live Every Day' from 'A New Beginning'
April 11 Selection of Sahara photos taken by photographer David Scaletti March 2013
March 27th Podcast of this week’s ‘Celtic Dawn’ with Joann Keesey including Sahara ‘Live Every Day’on WMFO 91.5 FM Medford, MA
March 26th Had great fun doing a photo shoot today with photographer David Scaletti !!
March 22nd Coming up - music from Sahara ‘A New Beginning’ CD on Joann Keesey ‘Celtic Dawn’ WMFO 91.5FM Medford, Massachusetts - Mon 25th March 8–10 AM EDT
Feb 25th Sahara ‘Has it ever been any different before’ off ‘There is this place I go’ CD on the worlds premier independent music show ‘Chris Duval Presents’ Splash Radio UK Mon Feb 25th @ 8PM UK
Feb 22nd Sahara ‘Live Every Day’ off ‘A New Beginning’ CD on ‘Music Uncovered’ with Mae The Talk of Las Vegas KLAV 1230 AM Radio Sun Feb 24th 1-1:30pm PST
Feb 22nd Sahara’s album ‘A New Beginning’ now playlisted on WERU-FM Maine USA. The track ‘Right The Wrongs’ aired ‘On The Wing’ with Melisenda Ellis
Feb 14th Sahara ‘A New Beginning’ CD on WERU-FM Maine USA
Feb 12th Sahara has one of the top 10% most viewed @LinkedIn profiles for 2012!.:)
Feb 6th Sahara ‘A New Beginning’ CD latest review by Jason Hohl of 67 Music USA
Feb 4th We have been updating our CD catalogue and have re-released Sahara's debut CD 'Vision' on ONErpm
Jan 10th Sahara ‘I’d Like To Dance All Night’ on Tom Lambert’s 'The Independent Music Show' (podcast 05/01/2013)
Jan 9th 2013 New Year, New Playlist on Smooth Jazz Radio Channel includes Sahara ’Sweetest Things’ from ‘A New Beginning’ CD
Jan 7th 2013 Sahara track ‘Live Every Day’ from ‘A New Beginning’ on Splash Radio ‘Chris Duval Presents’ Mon Jan 7th @ 8pm (UK)
Jan 4th 2013 Podcast of Sahara interview with Mae on 'Music Uncovered' KLAV Radio 1230 Dec30th 2012
Jan 4th 2013 ‘Id Like To Dance All Night’ from Sahara‘s ‘There is this place I go’ CD on Tom Lambert’s ‘The Independent Music Show’ OPF Radio UK Sat Jan 5th 2013 (2-3pm UK time)
Dec 28th Coming up - Sahara interview on The Talk of Las Vegas KLAV 1230 AM Radio with Mae on 'Music Uncovered' this Sunday Dec 30th, 5:30pm (PST)
Dec 27th Podcast of 'Indies in Motion' Christmas Special including Sahara's track 'It Could Be True'
Dec 14th Podcast of Sahara 'A New Beginning' CD review by Mark Williams 'New Traditions' 102.5 The Bridge UK
Dec 13th Coming up Sahara ‘A New Beginning’ CD review on
Thurs Dec 13th @11pm UK
Dec 12th Podcast of the Sahara interview on ‘The Irish Connection with John Lowry’ WFM 97.2 UK
Dec 4th Sahara ‘A New Beginning’ now on rotation on Celtic Radio Network USA
Nov 30th Listen in this Sat Dec 1st to ‘The Irish Connection with John Lowry’ (10am-12 noon UK) WFM 97.2 for your chance to win a copy of Sahara’s latest release ‘A New Beginning’.
Nov 20th Sahara track ‘Sweetest Things’ from ‘A New Beginning’ on Splash Radio ‘Chris Duval Presents’ Tues Nov 20 @ 8pm - 10.30pm (UK)
Nov 20th Sahara interview on WFM 97.2 ''The Irish Connection with John Lowry' Sat Nov 24th @ 10.30 am UK
Nov 3rd Podcast of this week‘s ‘Ketch A Vibe’ show which includes ‘Live Every Day’ from Sahara ‘A New Beginning’
Nov 2nd Coming up on this weeks ‘Ketch A Vibe’ show track ‘Live Every Day’ from Sahara ‘A New Beginning’
Oct 24th Sahara 'A New Beginning' is now the Featured Album on Splash Radio
Oct 23rd Tracks from Sahara’s latest CD ‘A New Beginning’ now playlisted on the ‘Social Network Radio Station’ USA
Oct 22nd Sahara’s latest CD ‘A New Beginning’ playlisted on David Durant ‘Under the Radar’ Brooklands Radio UK
Oct 15th This Independent Music Show Podcast includes the track 'Right The Wrongs' from Sahara's 'A New Beginning' CD
Oct 14th Sahara's 'A New Beginning' has been reviewed by Baxter Labatos in this weekend's edition of The Celtic Music Fan.
Sept 20th Proud to say Sahara's lates CD 'A New Beginning' has been released today!!
August 17th Sahara interview on the ‘Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey’ show in Baltimore Maryland USA on BlogTalkRadio Thursday Aug 23rd @ 3pm (EDT)
July 22nd Sahara on ‘Chris Duval Presents’ Splash Radio Tues July 24th @ 8pm (UK)
June 29th We've been in the studio all week mixing the re-record of our CD 'A New Beginning'
May 7th Sahara back on 'Chris Duval Presents' @ 8pm (UK) on Splash Radio Tuesday, May 8th - 'A Love So Powerful' from 'There is this place I go' CD
April 24th Sahara 'There is this place I go' now in rotation on 'Revamp Indie Radio' Canada.
April 17th Sahara's track 'Where Angels Rest' back on Smooth Jazz Radio Channel's playlist
March 27th Delighted to say Sahara has been included on Nick Thomas’s website. Nick is a presenter on Radio Jackie in London and is also a renowned audio engineer who has worked with Midge Ure, David Gray, Bare Naked Ladies and many more.
March 27th Sahara ‘We All Believe’ from ‘Vision’ CD on the Chris Duval Presents radio show on Splash Radio Tues March 27 @ 8pm (GMT)
March 19th Sahara ‘So Special’ on Astrid's 'Unsigned Show' Covent Garden Radio Wed 21st March 11pm & Thurs 22nd March 7pm (GMT)
March 16th Listen in again to Sahara 'Where Angels Rest' on 'The Independent Music Show' Podcast for 10/03/2012 with Tom Lambert
March 8th most of the gtrs down on 'A New Beginning' should start recording vocals next week!
March 8th Sahara CDs now available from eMusic!
Feb 17th Recording going very well - most of the sequencing finished at this stage on 'A New Beginning' should start live recording next week!!
Jan 22nd Working away in the studio all week on the new album... which was fine until we decided to totally remix our 'A New Beginning' album that we want to re-release....seemed like a good idea at the time!!!
Jan 17th Sahara's 'Cry For Help' from their 'Vision' CD on Splash Radio's 'Chris Duval Presents' Tues Jan 17th 8pm
Jan 12th In the studio working on new CD
Jan 4th Sahara's track 'Where Angels Rest' now on Smooth Jazz Radio Channel's playlist
Dec 4th Sahara's track 'Where Angels Rest' on Music World Radio's DJ Readman 'Music Magazine Show' Mon Dec 5th 7 - 9am (GMT)
Nov 29th Sahara's track "There is this place I go" now in rotation on World Wide Radio KINT98.com El Paso USA. To catch Sahara tune in on Wed Nov 30 between 2:40 - 3 pm (Mountain Time Zone).
Nov 18th Sahara on 'The Independent Music Show' playlist Sat 19th Nov 2-3pm (GMT)
Nov 10th Tracks from Sahara's 'There is this place I go' CD on 'Smooth & Chilled' with Geoff Hobbs Sine FM (Doncaster UK) Sun Nov 13th 8-9am GMT
Nov 10th Tracks from Sahara's 'There is this place I go' CD on 'The Big Easy 'with Geoff Hobbs RFTK Radio (UK) Sun Nov 13th 12-2am GMT
Nov 1st Sahara's 'There is this place I go' on Eddie Stuart's 'The Musical Box' KCR 102.8 FM Tue 1/11/11 8-9pm GMT
Oct 16th Sahara's 'No Mans Land' from 'Live at the Malthouse' makes 'The Rhythmic Lounge Radio' playlist
Oct 11th Sahara's Live at the Malthouse' on Splash Radio 'Chris Duval Presents' Tues Oct 11 @ 8pm (GMT)
Oct 4th Sahara's track 'You're My Lover' from 'Sahara Live at the Malthouse' CD now on rotation on Smooth Jazz Radio Channel.
Oct 3rd Sahara promo video for 'Sahara Live at The Malthouse' which will be available on Oct 5th
Oct 2nd Sahara featured on The Rhythmic Lounge this week.
Oct 1st Sahara 'There is this place I go' on Astrid's 'Unsigned Show' Covent Garden Radio Wed 5th Oct 11pm (GMT) & Thurs 6th Oct 7pm (GMT)
Sept 16th Sahara 'There is this place I go' on Astrid's 'Unsigned Show' Covent Garden Radio Wed 21st Sept 11pm (GMT) & Thurs 22nd Sept 7pm (GMT)
Sept 14th Sahara's 'Make My Day' hits The Rhythmic Lounge live playlist.
Aug 25th Sahara on 'The Independent Music Show' with Tom Lambert
Aug 24th Listen on demand to Sahara interview with Rick Mizuno from LA Talk Radio's 'Indies In Motion'
Aug 7th Sahara live interview with Rick Mizuno on LA Talk Radio 'Indies In Motion' Mon Aug 22nd 1pm PST
Aug 7th Sahara's 'There is this place I go' on Radio Liberte's 'The French Flier' show.
Aug 9th Tracks from Sahara's 'There is this place I go' to be featured on the David Godfray show on Real Hit Radio (this station is one of the 'editor's picks' Top Stations on the windows media guide)
Aug 9th Tracks from Sahara's 'There is this place I go' CD now on the 'More Than Music And Memories' playlist
July 29th Sahara and David Essex will be featured artists Thursday Aug 4th on 'The Mark Williams Afternoon Show' 102.5 The Bridge Radio 1pm - 4pm GMT
July 22nd Sahara featured artists on 'The Rhythmic Lounge', title track from CD 'There is this place I go' now on 'The Rhythmic Lounge' playlist.
July 1st Sahara part of 'Indies in Motion' special July 4th show hosted by Rick Mizuno on LA Talk Radio
June 24 Sahara's 'There is this place I go' featured album on Splash Radio
June 12th Sahara's artist profile on the Smooth Jazz Radio Channel
June 5th The instrumental 'Eblana' from Sahara's CD 'There is this place I go' is now on the Smooth Jazz Radio Channel global playlist.
May 25 Sahara featured on the Irish Music Forever website
May 17 The instrumental 'Eblana' from Sahara's 'There is this place I go' CD is being used as the theme to the 'Chris Duval Presents' show Wed 8pm-10pm GMT on Splash Radio 'Eblana' is available for purchase from iTunes.
May 15 Tracks from Sahara's 'There is this place I go' now being played on Chris Duval's shows on Splash Radio
May 13 Sahara 'This is the story' is currently the No. 1 selling single from their CD 'There is this place I go'.
May 11 Sahara 'A New Beginning CD' available on iTunes and many more!
April 13th Sahara on the Music Scene web magazine Ireland
April 1st Sahara 'Has it ever been any different before' video of the month on 'All Irish Radio'
April 1st Sahara 'There is this place I go' on 'The Independent Music Show' podcast
March 25th Trish interview with Baxter Labatos on The Celtic Music Fan
February 9th Sahara's 'There is this place I go' CD Review by SláinteSteve for 67 Music
December 23rd Sahara's 'There is this place I go' CD Review by Jacqui from 'Gigs 'n Interviews'
November 9th Article about 'Sahara' written by Baxter Labatos in "The Celtic Music Fan"
Aug 30th Sahara makes it to IMRadio's Featured Bands Wall!
Aug 5th Sahara's 'There is this place I go' CD reviewed on IndieMusicReview.net
June 7th Sahara 'There is this place I go' now being played on Spectrum Fm Radio
June 3rd 2010 Sahara 'There is this place I go' now being played on Australian Internet Radio.
June 2nd 2010 Read about Sahara on the
April 2010 We are proud to announce that our latest CD 'There is this place I go' has received international digital distribution on the iMusician Digital Label and is available for download from a variety of major and boutiqe internet music stores. For details please view the advertisement on this page. We are happy to say that feedback received so far has been extremly positive!
Some of Sahara’s exciting success stories to date….
*Sahara makes music history with Two No.1 Hits on the First Internet Charts. 'Make My Day' was voted No.1 for 4 consecutive weeks followed by 'Ordinary Day' both tracks off the Sahara 'Vision' CD. Soundclick was an international music chart where people could vote for their favourite acts thus making Sahara's No.1's a 'people's choice' award. Today we are now more familiar with this kind of voting system due to televised shows like 'X Factor' etc. Soundclick at the time was endorsed by the likes of CNN, The New York City Times and many more news sites across the U.S.A and Europe. Dave and Trish were dubbed 'Cyber Stars' when interviewed for the ABC TV Evening News regarding this success.
*Sahara composed the original music for an ABC TV Australian Story documentary 'A Track Winding Back' which received the United Nations Media Peace Award 1999.
*Due to popular demand the video of the 'Sahara Live @ The Malthouse' concert was webcast on numerous occasions on the New York based CelticTV website. This resulted in Sahara releasing part of the soundtrack on CD which is available on iTunes, Amazon etc.
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