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May 9th  

at 8pm



John Spillane


The acclaimed Irish Singer and Songwriter John Spillane, celebrates 33 years of an ever-consistent vastly illuminating and exciting career within the world of music.

And what better way to celebrate than with a brand new album released last October, his 10th studio album, ‘THE MAN WHO CAME IN FROM THE DARK’,  followed by a list of tour dates Nationwide.

Having sold over 100,000 albums in Ireland, John has also been awarded two Meteor Irish Music Awards for ‘Best Act Folk’ and ‘Traditional’ act.  His songs have been covered by many Irish folk lumineer’s such as Christy Moore, Sean Keane, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Solas, Mary Black, Méav, Sinéad Lohan and Sharon Shannon.

Building on this and his previous hugely popular album ‘LIFE IN AN IRISH TOWN’, which was based on songs from the TG4 series SPILLANE AN FÁNAÍ (Spillane The Wanderer), this year sees John traveling around Ireland and writing MORE BRILLIANT songs about Ireland's towns, rivers, legends and people.


Supporting John Spillane is Bat Kinnane

In the past 9 years Bat Kinane has released eight albums, five with critical acclaimed band Glyder, a solo album, a project album with "Maggie Simpson" and an album with The Whole Hog Band.   His music has been played on BBC, RTE and their equivalent stations in Sweden, Germany and Norway as well as rock shows all over the world. A track was played on the legendary “Nights with Alice Cooper" show which was syndicated all over the world. While in Glyder he toured all over Europe and opened for international acts like Metallica, Slash, Thin Lizzy and many more. Glyder were a well-respected band in the rock scene in UK and Europe and the albums were released internationally on SPV (Steamhammer) for Europe and USA and JVC Victor for Asia. In 2010 he released a solo album, “A lifetime to Kill" described as "folk prog" by Hot Press magazine. It featured Johnny Cash's bass player Dave Rorick as well as top Irish musicians Rob Strong and Pat McManus. It got favourable press and  some airplay in Ireland on RTE and regional shows.
In 2014 Kinane released a country and Bluegrass album with The Whole Hog Band  called "Ordinary Days". Which he recorded and produced in his  own home studio. It features some of Ireland's finest bluegrass musicians. It received the award of best debut album at the Leinster Entertainment Awards in April 2014.
Bat Kinane has been a  finalist in many song writing competitions and in August 2014 won the Sean McCarthy Ballad writing competition in Listowel, Co. Kerry and was a semi finalist in the UK songwriting competiton in December 2014. He is currently working on new material for an upcoming release.



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Bat winning the Sean McCarthy Ballad writing competition