With live performance an impossibility at the moment on foot of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve spent the last number of months performing covers of my favourite songs from home. You can visit my YouTube channel to hear me sing songs by David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Elliott Smith, Amy Winehouse, Supergrass, Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Blur and more. The latest video in the playlist appears below.
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28 FEBRUARY 2020
Takin’ the Mic returned to the Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, on Friday 28 February 2020, and I had the pleasure of reading one of my short stories on the night. Full details of this event can be found on the Irish Writers Centre website.
31 JANUARY 2020
It was an honour and a privilege to support HAIL THE GHOST in Whelan’s on Friday 31 January 2020 following the release of their second album ARRHYTHMIA in December 2019. Find out further details about the event here.
11 OCTOBER 2019
The Irish Writers Centre’s Takin’ the Mic returned to the Red Line Book Festival on Friday, 11 October 2019, and I had both the pleasure and privilege of reading my short story, A Lesson in Grief, at it.
2 OCTOBER 2019
8 MAY 2019
I had the privilege of being the featured musician at the Staccato Literary Salon in Toners Pub, Baggot Street, Dublin on Wednesday, 8 May 2019. I performed a selection of my songs in between readings from Sarah Davis-Goff, Susan Lindsay, Rachael Hegarty, Darren Darker, and Philip St John. The night was hosted by writers David Butler and Tanya Farrelly, and admission was free.
15 FEBRUARY 2019
Blue Sun frontman Brew Mbirika headlined this one-off event on Friday, 15 February 2019, at which he shared the stories behind his music alongside live performances of his songs. I was excited to provide support on this special night alongside Kevin Casey. All proceeds/donations were in aid of the National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI)
The gig took place in the gorgeous Vintage Room, upstairs in The Workmans Club.
Tickets were €5 for a great cause.
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