December 2014

We have some lovely gigs lined up for the last month of 2014. On the 11th we will be joining the amazing talents of Robin G. Shiels, SIVE and Arborist at The Lark & The Robin in McGrorys Backroom, Culdaff . Followed by an intimate concert with SIVE at McDaids Winebar, Ramelton on the 12th and a rocking Christmas special with The Wood Burning Savages and Plain Zebra at the Greenroom Live, Letterkenny on the 19th. We are also very excited to be taking part in Songlines at The Model, Sligo on the 2oth December.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas – Kate & Seamus x

Lark and Robin 11Dec Poster     PZ WBS GreenroomGig

Autumn Tour UK/IRL 2014

A busy Autumn ahead with my first tour of Scotland and England – including the Perthshire Amber Festival, gigs in Edinburgh (incl. Edinburgh Folk Club) and also a visit to the Carlisle Folk & Blues Club in Cumbria to support the fabulous Lucy Ward and her band on Halloween night (I wonder should I dress up as a witch, or would that give a bad first impression? hmm).

In addition, I’m delighted to be included on another Roadworks Tours series – this time opening for Carrie Rodriguez (Austin, TX) at The Workman’s Club, Dublin and the Balor Arts Centre, Donegal.

Other gigs include hosting The Lark & The Robin monthly series at McGrory’s, Culdaff. November’s guests will be two critically acclaimed singer/songwriters from Northern Ireland – Ciaran Lavery and Matt McGinn. Ciaran recently launched his 2nd EP ‘Kosher’ to great success and Matt is just about to release his next album ‘Latter Day Sinner’.

Ciaran Lavery will also be joining myself and Seamus Devenny at McDaid’s Winebar, Ramelton on the 14th November.

See all dates here.

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July Festivals 2014

First up…

THE SWELL MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL WILL TAKES PLACE ON 11-13TH JULY 2014 ON ARRANMORE ISLAND, CO. DONEGAL

Followed by…

F É I L E   I O R R A I S   2014

Folk Arts Festival in Erris, Mayo      16-17th July

 

Swell Festival Swell Festival Poster

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DUKE SPECIAL / IN THEIR THOUSANDS / FARRIERS / MARK BLACK & THE TRIPS / ROSIE CARNEY / THE HEADS OF STATE / SIVE / GENTRY MORRIS / WOOD BURNING SAVAGES / COLOR//SOUND / KATE O’ CALLAGHAN / THE CAPITOL & MUCH MUCH MORE….

 

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Feile Iorrais 2014

NEW SONGS – SINGER/SONGWRITER NIGHT Featuring KATE O’CALLAGHAN/ SEAMUS RUTTLEDGE & THE BEST OF LOCAL TALENT In O’D’s, Main Street, Belmullet at 9.30pm  

Dé Sathairn/Saturday  19ú Iúil/July

 

The Black Box, Belfast at the Open House Festival – June 2014

Myself and my husband, Seamus Devenny had the pleasure of opening for Ciaran Lavery for the launch of his Kosher EP at The Black Box, Belfast as part of the Open House Festival. A truely incredible night of music by Ciaran and his band and also the wonderful sound of Silences – I highly recommend checking out all of their music. A nice bonus afterwards too with some lovely reviews from Scott Edgar at Folk & Tumble and Cara Gibney at Creative Voices NI .

“Beautiful moments in there with Kate mastering guitar and ukulele accompanied by Devenny who’s undoubtedly a hugely talented string player” – Folk & Tumble

“Kate O’Callaghan with strong support from husband Seamus Devenny then took to the stage. Some feedback kicked in on the mikes as they were setting up to which Seamus announced “A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…” and a slight otherworldly feel was brought to the fore.

‘Don’t Think So’ started their set with up-tempo ukulele and good scratchy fiddle playing that kept up a pace as well as a melody.‘Painted Lady’ was a tale about the butterfly of that name that flies across from North Africa. Words aside, the fiddle playing was seriously like flaky wings and the touch of Moroccan/Algerian rhythm spoke volumes.

Another beauty was ‘My Dear’ which must have been written by Kate for Seamus; and if it wasn’t Seamy I would be asking who it is about jus sayin..  ‘Stone By Stone’ was a brand new song and it was the stand out for me. Because the audience were listening so well Kate and Seamus were able to open it by simply rubbing their palms together into their microphones; and then silk voices wrapped their hands, followed by warm guitar and violin. Kate’s voice was strong and the song was simply gorgeous. And so the set progressed. By the time Kate O’Callaghan had finished there was a healthy buzz in the candle-lit room full of people.” – Creative Voices NI

 

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Live Reviews from Dublin and Belfast Gigs – March 2014

Some live reviews from our recent tour supporting US folk artist Peter Mulvey. Thanks to Folk & Tumble (N.Irl) and Lonesome Highway (Irl).

The Errigle Inn, Belfast – “Donegal natives with stunning vocals and deft guitar and violin interplay; the type of act who’d be right at home beside a crackling fireplace in your local pub or gracing a much bigger stage at the next big folk festival” – Folk&Tumble

The Workman’s Club, Dublin – “Support act Kate O’Callaghan and Seamus Devenny also feature, with Kate singing harmony on a few songs and Seamus providing some very interesting violin accompaniment on others. Their opening set was perfectly delivered and contained lots of fine songs which marks them as an act to watch over the coming years. Kate has a beautiful voice and writes interesting song melodies and structures” – LonesomeHighway.com

Folk&Tumble    LonesomeHighway

Irish Spring Tour 2014

Looking forward to getting out on the road this March for my Irish Spring Tour. Delighted to be joining Roadworks Tours once again, this time supporting longtime friend and wonderful singer/songwriter/musician from the US called Peter Mulvey. Peter is launching his new album Silver Ladder and we will be enjoying a short jaunt around the country – from Wexford to Kildare, Donegal to Belfast, Dublin and beyond. Check out the dates below. After saying farewell to Peter (as he sets off for the UK), I’ll be finishing up my tour at The Acoustic Yard Sessions in Matt Molloy’s, Westport.

Irish Spring Tour 2014 The Acoustic Yard

Now Available for Digital Download

Kate O’Callaghan’s music is now available for Digital Download across a wide variety of online shops including iTunes, Amazon & CDBaby.

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A Christmas Video and Free Audio Download

Kate Xmas Vid Shoot

Filmed at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Free Mp3 Download available on Soundcloud. Merry Christmas x

The 36th Clifden Arts Festival 2013

Really looking forward to this year’s Clifden Arts Festival in Galway. I will be performing 4 shows at the festival, with Seamus Devenny, from 23rd to 26th September.

Includes 2 shows supporting Session Americana.

Clifden - Kate  Clifden - Kate & Seamus

 

See Clifden Arts Festival Full Programme of Events.

THE STILL BEYOND Dublin Album Launch @ Odessa Club – 24 Oct 2013

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The Still Beyond Dublin Album Launch to take place in Odessa Club on Thursday 24th October, 2013. Doors open 8.30pm. €5 (pay on the door). Special guest Brendan McGlynn.

The Still Beyond album CD and a selection of signed mounted art work prints are now available to purchase directly from Kate’s online shop.