Music, Solitude & Prison With Ray Heffernan
Ray Heffernan is a Dublin singer-songwriter probably best known for writing Robbie Williams’ big chart hit “Angels”. He is originally from Glasnevin and now resides in Italy on the shores of lake Orta with his wife and children.
Ray and I hooked up for chats a while back and probably spent about 90 mins talking about life and work and what it means to create something meaningful.
In this episode of the podcast Ray describes how he got into music and at 15 after writing his first song, decided that music was for him.
He explains how he deals with the negativity in the prison service, where he works, and he deals with that and enter back to normal life at home.
Check Out Ray Heffernan's Work
Ray Heffernan is a songwriter and musician from the northside of Dublin. He has had commercial successes in 5 countries and in 4 languages. Ray has had the pleasure of working with such household names as Robbie Williams, Wallis Bird and Declan O'Rourke early in their respective careers.
He is also the founder of “Music4Life”, a language learning school based on creativity and songwriting. He brings this foundational understanding of creativity to many socially needy environments. Environments such as elementary schools, facilitating creative writing in prison facilities and, more recently, among refugees and migrant workers.