The Oliver Plunkett: 4pm John Spillane &h Jimmy Crowley in Concert €15
John Spillane (Singer/Songwriter)
Twice a winner of the Irish Meteor Award for Best Folk/Trad act, 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 skilfully crafted, vividly realized songs anyone has written in Ireland over the past dozen years.” (Irish Echo).
Jimmy Crowley (singer)
Jimmy Crowley has been a central figure in the Irish folk scene since the enthusiastic reception of his debut album, The Boys of Fairhill in 1977. With his band Stokers Lodge their mission was to present the street ballads of Cork city. Jimmy published a major book in 2017 with146 songs featuring many of those street ballads. The book’s title is ‘Songs from the Beautiful City: The Cork Urban Ballads’ and it’s a true history of the people of Cork City through their songs and song writing.