Dedicated troubadour Mark Dignam returns home for a rare Irish show at Whelan’s Oct 9th. Constantly touring in the US, Dignam swings by to give us a taste of his highly poetic, guitar slinging style of anthemic folk-rock. He will showcase songs from the new release “Re-Build,” which is now on sale on iTunes and Amazon and will also be available at the show.
Irish born Singer Songwriter Mark Dignam began his career in Dublin, as a teenage busker alongside friend, Glen Hansard.
Dignam became renowned for his lyrical prowess and powerful live shows, receiving many accolades from the music community. He sings highly accessible, cinematic folk rock anthems that can often be peeled away to freestanding poetry. Hot Press Magazine listed the debut album “Poetry and Songs from the Wheel,” as one of the top ten best debut albums at its time of release and called him “A masterful lyricist.”
The live show has all the hallmarks of a gospel revival crashing into a ballad session; no one leaves without a song on their tongues.
Dignam is currently on the road showcasing songs from the new “Re-Build” album recorded live at Treelady Studios,” in Pennsylvania, released in the spring of 2014.
Mark has toured with or opened for: Glen Hansard/The Swell Season/The Frames, David Gray, Richard Thompson, Billy Bragg, Joan Armatrading, Luka Bloom, Andy Irvine and many more…
“… combines personal observations with a raging, passionate political conscience, showing the potential for Dignam to join the front ranks of contemporary Irish folk songwriters.” – Steve Huey, All Music Guide
“…Masterful lyricist.” -Hotpress Magazine
“… A thoughtful collection of barn-burning folk-rock…” Pittsburgh City Paper (For Re-Build)
“… Fantastic – Captures the energy of a Mark Dignam and The House of Song” – (For Re-build) – WYEP Radio Pittsburgh
photo credit: Marc Leach
€10 adv / €12 door
Advanced tickets are available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings), ticket prices may vary when purchased from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club /// ZEBRA /// [Live Bands and guest DJs] w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free entry before 10:30pm).