Irish singer songwriter with 19 albums released and a string of hit songs – many recorded by major artists including Vin Garbutt, John Wright, The Battlefield Band, Dolores Keane, Niamh Parsons to name but a few. He is widely regarded as one of the hardest working musicians on the acoustic scene with upwards of 170 per year. As a performer he is powerful, passionate, intimate and intense. As a singer and writer he is truly unique.
His latest CD – the devil and his dealing – written and released late last year – is regarded by many as one of his finest. It was recorded in Oxfordshire in England with Jimmy Smith/guitar, Percy Pursglove/double bass, Manfred Leuchter/accordion and Yogi Jockusch/percussion.
What the critics say:
“Songs of sheer class and originality”
“Wonderful stage presence and surprising humour”
“Halpin is one of the country’s most intelligent writers”
“He has a voice that sells the songs and cuts to the heart”
“Thought provoking lyrics and memorable melodies”
“These songs made me think, laugh and cry – all in one evening”
“Great songs, great singing and great stories”
€15 available on the door
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).