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.

UK:IRL 2014  Perthshire Amber PosterLark and Robin Oct 14 Low

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

The Workman’s Club with Finbarr Doherty & The Henry Girls

Looking forward to playing in Dublin with Finbarr Doherty and the rest of his band. The gig will be a double bill with The Henry Girls, also from Co. Donegal. Both groups will be playing music from their new albums.


“…It fuses elements of folk and indie rock from both sides of the Atlantic, on introspective songs that embrace brevity as a rule of thumb except on the bluesy Don’t break up. One song even bizarrely namechecks English soccer team West Bromwich Albion in its title.”

– The Irish Daily Star August, 2011

Launched this summer as part of the Galway Arts Festival and the Earagail Arts Festival Finbarr Doherty’s new album ‘Skyscrapers’ was performed alongside Boston-based band Session Americana. The songs cover topics from selling skyscrapers to leaving behind a broken heart on a cheap Spanish holiday. Musicians on the album Campbell Owens, Liam Bradley, Seamus Devenny, Jennifer Kimball, Ry Cavanaugh, Kate O’Callaghan and Karen & Lorna McLaughlin.

His earlier music career saw him as lead singer/composer with the 33rd Hurricane (See Fanning Sessions). CDs included ‘Shotgun Blast’, distributed by EMI.

The Finbarr Doherty band features Billy Robinson, Seamus Devenny, Kate O’Callaghan and Gary Raymond.