Don’t miss two great night coming up at The Coachman, Parnell Street, Clonmel - John Spillane on June 20 and Morrissey and Daniels on June 22.
JOHN SPILLANE is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer - a canvass filled with colour and brilliance. His music transports the listener; his live performance captivates the audience. In a world filled with strife and upheaval, a time-out with John Spillane is enough to ease the load a bit on anyone lucky enough to bask in his light. The man and his music are pure magic.
What makes John special is that he is an artist who knows how to deliver all that he has to offer to anyone of any age, male or female, no matter the musical preference. Place him in the genre of folk, acoustic, traditional, world or pop - that’s fine with John. He’s a man who is very comfortable in his skin. Whether performing solo with guitar, with gentle accompaniment or with full band before 10, 10,000 or 100,000, John entertains, charms, and mesmerizes.
John is a native of Cork, the County he lovingly describes as “the centre of the universe”, and it has been a huge creative influence on him. Vocally, he is quite unique with an almost sean nós-like element in his singing and he is said to have a voice “full of honesty, commitment and sensitivity”.
Two-time Meteor award winner, John is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland today. Among those who have covered his songs are Christy Moore, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Cathy Ryan, Sharon Shannon, Sean Keane, George Murphy, to name a few. He performs to audiences large and small everywhere.
From his heart-warming visit to Senegal to film a “musical visit” for an Irish television series (where he met and played music with, among others, the legendary Baaba Maal), to his 2008 Australian tour where he sang the Irish National Anthem before 45,000 people attending the Australia v. Ireland Ozzie Rules Football, to singing for the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese (by invitation), and so on ad infinitum …
John’s 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. If you are looking for a night of good ‘craic’, a John Spillane show should not be missed.
See this great performer live at The Coachman, Parnell Street, Clonmel on Thursday 20th June with support act Bobby O’Driscoll. Free admission.
Draw & Spot Prizes in Aid of the Busking Festival.
Marty Daniels has quite simply one of the very best Country voices to grace the Irish Country Music Scene in recent times.
With a Mid-Atlantic vocal style and a range rarely experienced outside Nashville, his recordings have regularly been confused with those originating on Music Row.
Marty has served his time in the business, honing his craft and Country Music lovers will remember him clearly from his time with Louise Morrissey’s Band.
Norman Morrissey has a personality as big as the Rock of Cashel and he is definitely one of Tipperary’s great characters.
Norman spent many years as part of the acclaimed ‘Morrissey’s’ folk group.
He also played bass guitar with his sister Louise Morrissey for a number of years and in 2007 released his first solo album.
Currently, when Norman is not on air at Tipp FM, he is part of a very successful duo with Country singer Marty Daniels. They are known as Morrissey and Daniels.
Morrissey & Daniels are appearing at The Coachman, Parnell Street, Clonmel on Saturday 22nd June and proceeds of the night are in aid of South Tipperary Hospice.
Tickets are now on sale at only €5.00 available from The Coachman, Parnell Street, Clonmel
& South Tipperary Hospice 3-4 Manderville Hse, The Quay, Clonmel.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.