ON SALE FRI 5th OCT, 9AM
MCD proudly presents
2018 has been hugely successful for Galway singer Ultan Conlon who has toured Ireland and the UK with Eddi Reader and The Stunning, sold out a headline show at Whelan’s in Dublin in April to launch his new album and played his most high-profile show to date at the Trinity College Summer Series in Dublin as special guest of Bryan Ferry.
Ultan Conlon’s third studio album ‘Last Days of The Night Owl’, which was mixed by Grammy award winning producer Collin Dupuis in Nashville TN, was chosen Album of the Week by RTE Radio 1 with the lead single ‘The Measure’ sitting at No.1 on the Radio One airplay chart for four weeks in April / May. Ultan Conlon has just released a second single from the album, a brilliant duet with Mary Coughlan of his song ‘A Weak Heart Like Mine’.
“There’s an appealing rockabilly sensibility at work on the single ‘The Measure’ that also has something of Paul Simon-meets-Elvis about it” wrote Jackie Hayden in his Hot Press review of Ultan Conlon’s album.
Ultan Conlon has a special ability at capturing the human spirit through his lyrics, which have been honed over almost two decades of writing and performing. The quality of his songwriting is equally matched by his powerful yet fragile voice that critics have likened to the great Roy Orbison.
Ultan Conlon toured the west coast of US last year and as guest of the Watkins Family Hour performed with Jackson Browne, Shelby Lynne and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers fame at the famous Largo club in Los Angeles. Ultan Conlon has also performed with Glen Hansard and John Martyn who recorded one of Ultan’s earlier songs ‘Really Gone’.
“Ultan Conlon’s album is beautifully crafted and sounds like ‘Nashville Skyline’ Era Bob Dylan”. Get Ready To Rock, UK
ON SALE FRI 5th OCT, 9AM: €15 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)
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Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
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 via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos