John Spillane @ The Gallery Sessions
The Island Music Club Presents:
Sun Sept 25th, Doors 8:30 pm, ADM €15
The Gallery Cafe
Market Sq, Gort, Co Galway
Bookings 086-8599957 or from The Gallery Cafe at 091-630630
John Spillane – 2016
October 2016 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. Having sold over 100,000 albums in Ireland, John has also been awarded with 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.
JOHN SPILLANE is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer – a canvass filled with color 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 nos-like element in his singing and he is said to have a voice full of honesty, commitment and sensitivity.
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.