Dúléim Studios

Galánta.. Draíochtúil.. Iontach Maith
(Beautiful.. Magical.. Wonderfully Good)
— Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí - Rónán Beo (RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta)
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The Studio

Dúléim Studios was set up by Richard Neylon in 2017. The first project was to record, produce and distribute Richard's solo album 'Sonda'. Since then, Dúléim has become a music label focused primarily on Irish traditional music. The studio is based in the Connemara Gaeltacht in county Galway, on the west coast of Ireland.


Dúléim; The Irish or Gaelic word meaning 'a leap into the dark'. Dúléim endeavours to take artists through the whole recording process; from recording and printing their album, to finally distributing it to radio stations and critics on their behalf.

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The process

State of the art studio recording ‧ Album artwork and sleeve note design ‧ Sending the album for print ‧ Making your music available on all online platforms ‧ Contacting radio DJs and Irish music critics ‧ Getting reviews and getting noticed ‧


We are currently undertaking new projects. Get in touch to see if we can help you with yours. Contact 

The Equipment

I use the Universal Audio Apollo Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac with next-generation 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion. It uses UAD-2 QUAD Core Processing for tracking through vintage compressors, EQs, tape machines, mic preamps, and guitar amp plug-ins with near-zero latency. Industry-leading plug-ins and state of the art sound.

Past projects:

  • Richard Neylon - "Sonda"

  • Mise Éire - "Music from the Show"

  • Lee Matthews - "Seven Nights in Éire"

  • Saileog NÍ Cheannabháin & Richard Neylon - "An Draighneán Donn"

  • Richard Neylon band - "Live at St. Nicholas' Church Galway"

  • Eilín Ní Bhaoill & Clíona Ní Ghallachóir - “Dónal Mac Aodh”