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Singer and actress Bronagh Gallagher has just announced details of an exclusive headline performance at Whelan’s, Dublin on June 1st and an accompanying Irish tour.
Tickets priced €10.00 inclusive of booking fee go on sale this Friday April 20th from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide or online at www.ticketmaster.ie.
The full tour dates are:
May 24 Dolans Limerick
May 26 Monroe’s Galway
May 27 Pavilion Cork
May 31 The Playhouse Derry
June 1 Whelan’s Dublin
June 2 The Limelight Belfast
Bronagh is a deeply soulful artist with a unique gift for singing and storytelling, and has created a fascinating new world of songs and stories through her own personal experiences. With her highly anticipated second album out May 25th, the listener is drawn into a world of characters and stories through her songs. They are taken on a journey from Ireland to Dorset England, Paris to Berlin and then onto California, as they slowly become submerged into magical nights, unfolding wonderful stories in the ‘City of Angels’, before finally leading them into the darkness of ganglands.
Following her meteor-nominated debut album “Precious Soul” (Mojo Magazine ***), Bronagh has again penned her own original material, while collaborating on some of the music writing with her cousin Caolan McLaughlin, and the wonderful band of musicians that accompanied and guided Bonagh as she took the helm as Producer on this record. Bronagh brought together her favorite musicians and close friends from rock ‘n’ roll royalty in both Ireland and London. They include the brilliant Conor Brady (Guitar), Graham Hopkins (Drums and percussion), Claire Kenny (Bass), Justin Carroll (Hammond Organ and Wurlitzer), Shelly and Jordan Bukspan and Paul Byrne (Backing Vocals), Michael Buckley and Ronan Dooney (Horns).
With this golden group of musicians and carefully chosen analogue recording equipment, the music pays homage to the sound and essence of the great producers of the 60s and early 70s (the kind of music Bronagh personally adores). Phil Spector (The Wall Of Sound), Shadow Morton (The Shangrilas), Jerry Wexler (Aretha Franklin), and Lou Adler (Merry Clayton), Willie Mitchell (Al Green), Brian Ahern (Emmy Lou Harris). Inspired by these musical masters, Bronagh has successfully managed to give her music a unique voice and style of its own.
Tickets for Whelan’s priced €10.00(inclusive of booking fee) are on sale Friday 20th April at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
Tickets €10 available from www.wavtickets.ie or call the WAV Box Office [Lo-call 1890 200 078]
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).