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Little Whelan’s • Wed 27th Dec 2023

Niall Connolly returns to Little Whelan’s for an intimate post Christmas gig on December 27th.

The New York based, Cork born songwriter’s 9th studio album, ‘The Patience of Trees’ is set for release on June 1st. It features Mick Flannery, Javier Más ( Leonard Cohen’s band) and Anna Tivel as well as his regular NYC band.

Connolly has toured all over Europe and the US including festival appearances at Glastonbury, CMJ, Prague Fringe Festival, Acoustic Festival Düsseldorf, Cork Folk Festival and Cuala NYC. He has opened for Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery, Lucius, Evan Dando, Eugene Kelly, Lambchop, Wallis Bird, MisterWives and many more.

He is the founder of Big City Folk Collective. Now in its 16th year, Big City Folk hosts dozens of events annually throughout New York.

“An absolutely beautiful collection of songs… I was gobsmacked by the quality of the songwriting… accomplished composition and arrangements… 4 stars.” -Arena, RTÉ Radio 1’s Arts Show

“Terrific. Disarming and beautifully crafted folk-pop. Connolly is a witty storyteller and not-to-be-missed songsmith.” -Chicago Tribune

“Connolly’s songs are both sad and uplifting. They’re real. They speak to the goodness in people, that need to do something to make the world just a little better.” – Budapest Times

“Amongst the most vibrant, poignant, and authentic indie folk artists in New York City.” – No Depression


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€15 available online from Whelan’s

– 50c per ticket service charge applies.

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