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John Spillane Performs at Launch night

(April 15, 2011)

Teacht Thar Sáile Folk Club Launch Night with



    John Spillane in Concert


John Spillane



with Support:

Neil Dineen, Dave Birmingham and Alan Clifford.

Guest John and Kevin O Sullivan

  Launch Guest speaker: Maurice Fitzgerald.


  What a night... well done to all our supporters and Performers  and thanks for making the night a success.... Cahirsiveen , always a great spot for Music , is indeed a great place to launch this Folk Club and we look forward to Future Events.



Photos Alan Landers

Thans to Maurice Fitzgerald for coming and his words of support. Thank You Alan Landers for photography and to the staff of the Anchor Bar for your help in making this a great night

     Alan Clifford, Neil Dineen and Dave Berminham were on Fire , Great Show lads... and I enjoyed  your session downstairs  as well...when it was all over!!

    As for John and Kevin O Sullivan.. mighty Playing lads, Thank you very much, ye were brilliant! Great local talent!

      John Spillane.. in the word of one supporter.." he does have them in the palm of his hand" His songs, words, wit and style made the night. The supporters loved his show and he himself said he had a great night.

   Many thanks again to all of our supporters..... Live music is there to be heard and appreciated... So to quote John Spillane .." Well Done.. Everyone... Well Done"!


Photos Alan Landers




John Spillane press ‘11


Twice winner of the meteor award in the best folk/trad category, John Spillane has toured the country and the world spreading joy with a mix of melodic tunes, entertaining stories and poetic lyrics.

Described as ‘one of the truest Irish voices of his generation’ by Irish music magazine, Spillane truly embodies the Celtic spirit. 


Christmas 2009 brought us the follow up to Johns double platinum selling album ‘Irish Songs We Learned at School’ with a new collection ‘More Irish Songs We Learned at School’. This new collection features great Irish musicians Christy Moore and Séan Ó Sé and will get everyone singing the songs of their youth.  


Not only that but last year saw Spillane release his first best of album ‘So Far So Good, Like’. This compiled some of his greatest works from the memorable anthems of ‘The Dance of the Cherry Trees’ and ‘Dunnes Stores Girl’ to songs from ‘The Gaelic Hit Factory’ and ‘Irish songs we learned at school’. A fantastic mix of songs, including two new tracks from one of Irelands much loved songwriters.


John has just about completed recording his new album working title “A Rock to Cling Too” which will be released later this year.


The only thing that’s for sure is that whether from the emotive tunes he whisks you on a journey with or his dynamic playful Cork wit, at the end of a John Spillane show there won’t be a dry eye in the house…

“ … funny, quirky, massively entertaining. John is a story teller, a shanachie.” Dan Regan, Founder, Kansas City Irish Festival.

Nominated for “Cork Man of the Year”


John also was awarded the Irish Music Association (USA) “Top Solo Performer in Concert” award 2009  


“One of the great songwriters to emerge in the last 10 years is John Spillane”

Christy Moore “Other Voices” Feb ‘09


So far this year - Christy Moore has recorded one of John’s songs “Gortatagort” to be on his forthcoming album which Christy performed live on the TV show “Other Voices”


“... some of the most skillfully crafted, vividly realized songs anyone has written in Ireland over the past dozen years.” 

Earle Hitchner, premier writer/reviewer for Irish Echo and The Wall Street Journal.


For further information.

Contact Lorcan at 01 2722799 [email protected] 



or Pete Murphy at 01 2039900 [email protected]  



   Photos Céline Kavanagh



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