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Lisa O'Neill & Junior Brother

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Lisa O'Neill & Junior Brother

24 Jul 2019 (20:00) at Róisín Dubh

€18 (€16 members)
Galway International Arts Festival. Standing

Heard A Long Gone Song, Lisa O’Neill’s fourth album is a radiant document of an artist who feels more sure of her place in the world than ever before, while still retaining a sense of frailty, something she has been creating a dialogue around since her 2009 debut Has an Album, to 2013’s Same Cloth, and 2016’s Pothole in the Sky. O’Neill consistently asks difficult questions of herself and the audience. It is a distillation of many conceits; folk, with a punk sensibility, poetry, tradition, and history - a story of living.
A story of broken dreams and hidden desires, of hope and curiosity.

“Her distinctive vocal remains her most potent and mysterious gift, containing a remarkable power, harnessing her native Co. Cavan, and various great artists that have gone before. While Margaret Barry comes to mind, so too, does the influence of artists like Kevin Rowland, and Andy Irvine, all singular links in the tapestry of a tradition” – Siobhan Kane


Pull The Right Rope is the debut album from Kerry artist Junior Brother, out on 24th May on Galway’s Strange Brew label.

Born outside Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ronan Kealy developed a strong love of music from an early age, writing his first song at 9 years old after having taught himself guitar on a banged-up nylon acoustic. A short spell studying English in University College Cork helped Kealy to foster his unique and striking poetic voice, taking his Junior Brother moniker from a character in Jacobean play "The Revenger's Tragedy", a work Kealy studied there. Junior Brother has spent the last few years gaining a fine live reputation and picking up fans such as Blindboy Boatclub Cillian Murphy and The Proclaimers (who asked him oto open their UK & Irish tour) along the way.


@ Róisín Dubh Doors: 22:30

Silent Disco on Tuesdays (postponed)




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Little Cinema



28 May / @ Róisín Dubh (Upstairs) Doors: 23:30

Let's Have A Kiki



31 May / @ Róisín Dubh (Upstairs) Doors: 20:30

Open Mic Night (postponed)



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