Twice a winner of the Irish Meteor Award for Best Folk/Trad, John Spillane is one of the most accomplished singer-songwriters in Ireland today. He has toured the world with a joyful mix of melodic tunes, entertaining stories and poetic lyrics. His performances shimmer with the magic realism that permeates many of his songs as he effortlessly flits between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to roguish, irreverent Cork humour.
“Some of the most skillfully crafted, vividly realized songs anyone has written in Ireland over the past dozen years.” (Irish Echo)
“Funny, quirky, massively entertaining. John is a story teller, a shanachie.” (Dan Regan, Kansas City Irish Festival)
“These tracks exhibit Spillane’s remarkably prolific output of gorgeous, peaceful tunes.” (Hot Press)
The concert tonight will be opened by singer Davy Lyons from Wexford.