Wednesday, 27 February 2019
That Albert Niland is not better known, and more widely appreciated is, for my money, a crying shame.
So people like me do what we can to ensure that people like you, gentle reader, get to see him perform live, so that you can witness the remarkable talent he possesses for songwriting, and performing.
Without doubt, Albert Niland has the complete package; outstanding guitar work, coupled with a voice to die for, and a warm, charismatic manner, project self-penned songs of the highest caliber, along with sensitive, expressive interpretations of selected covers.
I'm delighted to be bringing Albert Niland back to Ballymore Acoustic Gigs on Monday, March 11th
Doors open at 8:30pm, show starts at 9pm sharp. Admission is €12 at the door.
"Sail On Jimmy (Pagan Ritual)" - https://youtu.be/4KN-Se7ZX80
"Kings Of The Kilburn High Road" - https://youtu.be/o-rd-0wUKwA
"Miss Monaghan (Reel Me Sideways)" - https://youtu.be/P-aIMPwB8kk
"Talking Dirty With The Whores" - https://youtu.be/dVkhgO1vCzQ
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Frankie Lane and Paul Kelly have been making music together, on and off for more years than they probably care to remember.
They have been a part of, or played with, the best of Irish music outfits since the early 1980's, most notably - The Fleadh Cowboys, and have shared stages, and studios with some of the greatest international performing and recording artists.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist/dobro playing Frankie, and multi-instrumentalist (fiddle/mandolin/banjo) Paul, play BAG at Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, Monday, March 4th, 2019.
Doors open 8:30pm; Gig 9pm sharp. Admission: €15 at the door.
Thursday, 21 February 2019
Ballymore Eustace native, Megan O'Neill returns to Ballymore for a one-off hometown solo show on Monday, Feb 25th.
Doors open at 8:30pm; Gig at 9pm sharp. Admission: €12
'Coming Home' - https://youtu.be/GYGF4zYxSmY?list=PLJivSJAu8QW7d_EvsI5fmCIj9A60dyYKD
'Ghost of You' - https://youtu.be/zgQS1dUMfhY?list=PLJivSJAu8QW7d_EvsI5fmCIj9A60dyYKD
'Bottle' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeTVBwxMUNQ&list=PLJivSJAu8QW7d_EvsI5fmCIj9A60dyYKD
"The Irish Carrie Underwood."
— The Irish Times
Chart-topping and multi-award winning Irish singer songwriter Megan O’Neill is one of the most exciting Alt-Country artists on the current scene.
She released her debut EP ‘Coming Home’ in May 2015, reaching #1 in Irish country charts & was awarded ‘UK EP of the Year’ (W21Music). In February 2017, Megan released a second record with her band ‘The Common Threads’ titled ‘Stories to Tell’ which was recorded at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios with the legendary Guy Fletcher (Dire Straits, Roxy Music, Mark Knopfler) producing.
Megan has had her song ‘Don’t You’ featured on hit ABC TV Show Nashville, a performance at JJ Abrams’ Oscar Wilde party in LA alongside Gavin James and was selected to partake in the Americana Music Association song-writing workshop in 2017; performing at the annual conference during AmericanaFest UK. Megan has also performed multiple times at the prestigious Bluebird Café in Nashville as well as being twice chosen as one of Time Out London’s Rising Stars (2016 and 2017).
Festival appearances include: C2C Festival at the 02 London, Country Music Week, Cornbury, Black Deer, The Long Road, Harvest Festival and Nashville Meets London Festival.
Megan's brand new album 'Ghost of You' (June 2018) began turning heads when the first single - 'Why I Need You' - hit over 100,000 views online in less than a month. The second and third singles that followed ('Without' and 'Ghost of You') were incredibly popular amongst fans, bloggers and radio alike with playlist spots on the UK's most popular country-music stations. The full album was released 8th June 2018, hitting #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Charts on release week.
Live radio appearances and performances include BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London with Gaby Roslin, 2fm, BBC Essex, Today FM with Ian Dempsey, BBC Radio Wales, Marie Crichton’s Country Show on BBC, Nevis Radio, Amazing Radio, Chris Country and many, many more.
“Complex... with an old school country voice.”
— The Irish Independent
“Seriously fresh mix of modern country and pop, with a fusion of distinctly Irish elements.”
— Timeout Magazine London
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Ballymore Acoustic Gigs is delighted to present John Blek on this Irish leg of the launch tour, before he jets off to Europe, early the morning after the show!
Monday, February 11th, Mick Murphy's Bar, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare. Doors 8:30pm. Showtime 9pm,sharp. Admission €12
"Thistle & Thorn" promo video: https://youtu.be/K1vVKfRkj_Q
Current single, getting lots of radio play - "Blackwater" - https://youtu.be/fz1N5nYDsgI
Ever prolific, Blek has released 5 albums in the last 5 years. Currently he is preparing to release number 6, his new album Thistle & Thorn due on 1st Feb 2019. ‘Salt in the Water’ from Blek’s current album Catharsis Vol.1, was nominated for Song of the Year at the International Folk Music Awards 2018 at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City. It’s been a busy few years and it shows no sign of letting up. Endless tours and recording in Ireland, Europe, UK and USA keep the Irish troubadour busy.
He is a master storyteller and an inspiring live performer. His beautiful finger style guitar and joyous vocal weave a tapestry that is as poignant as it is skilful. He is a true artist.