John Spillane to perform at Roscommon Arts Centre

Angela Gavigan is special guest

As part of Roscommon Arts Centre’s 2022 Summer Events programme, renowned Irish musician John Spillane will perform there at 8 pm on this Friday, July 22nd. He will be performing alongside special guest, Roscommon singer Angela Gavigan.

John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, and dreamer. Rooted in people, place, and story, his music transports the listener, and his live performances captivate audiences around the world. As an artist, his music appeals to listeners across many genres and generations. His vocal style has a unique, almost sean-nós-like quality, and his performances shimmer with the magic realism that permeates many of his songs, as he effortlessly flits between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to roguish, irreverent humour. John has the ability to charm, mesmerise and entertain in equal measure.

A native of Cork, he lovingly describes the county as “the centre of the universe”, and a huge source of creative influence throughout his career. John’s music is inspired by and encapsulates Irish traditional music in its contemporary form – a reflection of Ireland today.

A two-time Meteor Award winner for Best Folk/Trad act, John is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland. With an extensive back catalogue, beginning with the 1997 album ‘The Wells of the World’, his songs have been covered by Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Sean Keane and many others. Twelve albums later in April 2021, John released his first independent album in twenty years, ‘100 Snow White Horses’. In October 2022, John will release ‘In Another Light’, a career-spanning album recorded live at the Right Here Right Now Festival, recorded at Cork Opera House in November 2021.

Tickets for the upcoming performance cost €20 and can be purchased on the Roscommon Arts Centre website roscommonartscentre.ie, or by contacting the box office on 090 6625824.