SAT, NOV. 28th, GiG Room
Kinvara Community Centre
Doors 8pm, Show 8.30
Tickets €10/8 member/concession
JOHN SPILLANE is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer - a canvass filled with color and brilliance. His music transports the listener; his live performance captivates the audience. In a world filled with strife and upheaval, a time-out with John Spillane is enough to ease the load a bit on anyone lucky enough to bask in his light. The man and his music are pure magic.
What makes John special is that he is an artist who knows how to deliver all that he has to offer to anyone of any age, male or female, no matter the musical preference. Place him in the genre of folk, acoustic, traditional, world or pop - that’s fine with John. He’s a man who is very comfortable in his skin. Whether performing solo with guitar, with gentle accompaniment or with full band before 10, 10,000 or 100,000, John entertains, charms, and mesmerizes.Read more: John Spillane
CRAN are a unique group in the Irish folk-music world with their highly-individualistic approach and a bewildering array of styles and repertoire. Each member of the trio already had international reputations in their own fields before the band was formed. Desi Wilkinson had become a major force in the field of Irish flute-playing, both at home and abroad; Sean Corcoran was known internationally as one of the leading singers in the Hiberno-English and Gaelic traditions and also as a researcher and teacher; Ronan Browne had not only carved out a name for himself as one of the leading lights among the younger generation of uilleann pipers but he was already giving master-classes in Europe and the U.S.A.Read more: Cran feat
KAM held it's annual Annual General Meeting/Party in Sexton's Back Room on Wed., Oct 14. Music was provided by Eilish O'Connor and friends. Nibbles were enjoyed along with complementary wine. Business was conducted with brevity and good humour. Sarah Wall and Carol Campbell resigned from the Committee and were thanked for their service to KAM. It was acknowledged that Sarah had produced four very successful concerts including our first open mic ventures under the name Blackboard Venue. This is a tradition we hope to continue, with at least one Blackboard Venue each season to feature local and visiting performers who are willing to share their talents. Pascal Bradley, Caoilte Breatnach, Josephine Boland, Frank Hall, Eilish O'Connor, and Janet Sutton all agreed to serve another year on the Committee.Read more: AGM/Party — Wed, Oct 14
Upcoming GiG Room concerts: Ulaid: Dónal O'Connor, John McSherry, & Seán Óg Graham, Nov. 7; John Spillane, Nov. 28.
The Gig Room—the half-sized, curtained-off Community Centre, lighted and decorated to enhance the presentation of small concerts—has been a great success thusfar with Ensemble Ériu kicking off the 2015 season, followed by the Joseph Brown School Annual Concert, The Oldtown Rounders, the second Blackboard Venue open mic night, and Johnny Moynihan with Brendan Hearty and Emily Donohue, Sarah McQuaid on May 9, and most recently NoCrows, Oct. 3. If you haven't seen it, in its reduced size it makes a lovely performance space, intimate and very suitable for acoustic concerts. It has the feel of an arts centre--and believe it or not, it's warm! We will continue to develop the space and make it as intimate and friendly as we can in keeping with KAM's reputation of concerts for good listening.
To play in random order.
Mardi Gras, February 2013