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& 7 Piece Band

“Head Above Water” ALBUM LAUNCH

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^ Upstairs ^

Billy will be performing with a 7 piece band to launch his new album “Head Above Water” in Whelan’s on April  15th.

“Head Above Water” is the debut Album from Dublin Singer/Songwriter Billy Treacy.

Billy grew up over a pub in Dublin’s Inner City and is well known around the Temple Bar area due to his 3 year residency in The Ha’Penny Bridge Inn. In the past while living in Chicago he regularly opened up for touring Irish Acts such as Sharon Shannon, Stockton’s Wing and others.

Head Above Water is a thirteen track album where Billy moves comfortably between Country, Americana and his own inherent Dublin Folk style.

“These songs have come about from observing and commentating on what’s going on around me in Ireland today”.

The lead track and latest single is (Track 1) “The Best Is Yet To Come”.

The Album also includes previous singles and YouTube video hits the protest song “Woe!” and the controversial “Temple Bar”.

What they said about Temple Bar

“The catchiest song since Jimmy’s Winning Matches” :

“A Brilliant new Irish Folk Song as catchy as the measles” : The

“Whallup! You couldn’t bate that” : Christy Moore

The Musicians on this record reads like a who’s who of Ireland’s Finest

Billy Treacy : Guitar & Vocals
Andy Leighton : Fiddle
Anthony Warde : Banjo & Mandolin
Anthony Bools : Bodhran & Guitar
Bernie Tynan : Fiddle
Cian Boylan : Piano & Hammond
Conor Brady : Guitar & Bass
Dave Hingerty : Drums & Percussion
Jonathan Foley : Cajon
Niall Byrne : Harmonica
Peter Browne : Accordion

Due for release in April with a launch night in Whelan’s on Wed 15th of April.


€13.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.