SomeRiseSomeFall released their debut album 'Some Climb' in 2017 featuring Annette Buckley, Edel Sullivan, Ger Wolfe, Hank Wedel, and Martin Leahy. It used the musical beauty to shine a light on those dealing with mental health challenges and those people in Direct Provision.
The musicians featured were:
Ger Wolfe: Vocals, Guitar Hank Wedel: Vocals, Guitar Annette Buckley: Vocals, Piano Marin Leahy: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Piano, Backing Vocals. Pedal Steel, Accordion, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonium Edel Sullivan: Fiddles
Supported by: Aine Whelan: Backing Vocals Marja Gaynor: Strings Shane Scanlon: Electric Guitar Christy Leahy: Accordion Tim Leahy: Accordion Bria Carroll: Backing Vocals Helen Murphy: Bass
Since then, this work has bolstered via Community Support Resources, a community-based initiative established by Michael Fitzgerald, the guiding light of SomeRiseSomeFall, supporting organizations working in the area of mental health, asylum seekers and connecting socially marginalized people and the music from the album has been featured in a number of videos supporting initiatives such as Limerick Suicide Watch and Shine.
Their music videos have been featured at the Indie Cork Film Festival in October 2019 and 2020 'SomeRiseSomeFall are more than just a group. They are a movement' Ronan Leonard - Indie Film Festival
And the musical re-interpretations have been warmly praised 'Gorgeous version of ‘Palm Sunday’ written by
Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter' David Dodds - author of “The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics”