The band is made up of six (6) talented singers, musicians and songwriters. Founding members Darrin Feehan & Jim Carroll are joined on stage by Wayne James, Steve Knight, Bruce Mesh &. Jim Feehan.
For the past six and a half years have jumped at every chance thrown their way to play at charity functions from the Janeway Telethon to Celebrity Secrets or showcasing their talents at events like the Scott Tournament of Hearts, the final regular season home game for the St. Johnâ€™s Maple Leafs or the 2004 ECMA 72 Hour Jam.
In 2000, SÃochÃ¡na released their first CD entitled "COPS FOR CANCER" "on the beat". All profits for this compilation CD were donated to charity. In October 2002 they released their second compilation charity CD in support of four local children's charities entitled "COPS FOR KIDS" "....the beat goes on".
With the success of the first two CDâ€™s, the support of family and friends and the encouragement of an ever growing fan base, SÃochÃ¡na released a third CD in February of 2005. This disc was aptly entitled, SÃochÃ¡na â€œOn Our Ownâ€ and was recorded â€œLiveâ€ at Bridie Molloyâ€™s on George Street. For the first time this group of six were releasing a CD that was all SÃochÃ¡na, not a compilation and it was not for charity.
Since the CDâ€™s release in February, 2005 has proved to be a very busy year for SÃochÃ¡na. They have played regularly at local clubs, as well as attending a number of conferences, private functions & charity events. They appeared in 9 local festivals, and showcased in Dublin & Wexford Ireland, Labrador City and Ottawa Ontario. Their music was also featured in a DVD entitled â€œCanadian Curling Experienceâ€ which was produced by CBC and released nationally. Songs like â€œDance Me Awayâ€, â€œTake Me Homeâ€, â€œStandinâ€™ On The Cornerâ€ and the title track â€œOn Our Ownâ€ have received regular air play on the local radio stations.
September 2005, SÃochÃ¡na were honored with two (2) nominations from the Music Industry Association of Newfoundland & Labrador (MIANL). Entertainer of the Year and SOCAN Song of the Year for â€œDance Me Awayâ€, written by Jim Feehan.
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1. Take Me Home
2. Leavingof Liverpool/Cock of the North
3. You Feel The Same Way Too
4. I Had A Hat
5. Dance Me Away
6. Goin' Away
7. Standin' On Th e Corner
9. Hall's Bay Fisherman/Mussels in the Corner
10. Pirate Ship
11. Seven Bridges Road
12. On Our Own
13. Jig Is Up
14. Fox On The Run
15. Old St. John's