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Friday 29th June
Shandon Records presents
Josh Johnston & Friends – The Art Of Saving Lives
9pm (Doors 8.30pm)
Tickets in three categories below from
€11.40 – general admission
€16.81 – general admission + a CD
€27.61 – general admission + a Vinyl record

Launching his 4th solo CD, an album of songs written or co-written by the pianist / composer / singer / arranger from Dublin who also happens to be the organist at this church, Josh is assembling a 14 piece band to play the carefully constructed music as it was recorded, as well as new arrangements of older songs.

Saturday 21st July
The Whileaways – From What We’re Made
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets €18 from

The Whileaways are Noelie McDonnell (vocals, guitar), Noriana Kennedy (vocals, banjo)
and Nicola Joyce (vocals, baritone ukulele). The three are accomplished folk musicians in
their own right with more than a dozen recordings to their collective credit. They came to
know each other’s singing at music sessions in the folk melting pot of Galway city. The trio
first got together in 2012 with a tour and with the success they released their eponymous album The Whileaways. Now six years on they launch their much awaited third album.

Their second album Saltwater Kisses was released in 2016 and critically lauded, both at home
and internationally. It was chosen as album of the week by RTÉ Radio 1 and received four-
star reviews from The Irish Times and The Irish Echo in America who described their sound
as “perfected simplicity”.

Indeed, The Whileaways’ three distinct voices combine to weave a tight tapestry of
captivating harmonies. They prefer minimal instrumentation on their recordings, allowing
their distinctive vocals to be the focus of their music. The trio balance folk songs from both
sides of the Atlantic with beautifully crafted original songs, in a way that is inventive and
undeniably engaging.

Over the last couple of years, The Whileaways’ have been involved in some interesting
collaborations, including working with orchestras and a brass and string ensemble. When
writing the songs on their most recent album ‘From What We’re Made’, the band were influenced by that experience
and wanted to include this influence whilst still retaining the unique vocal sound that they are
best known for.

Saturday 13th October
Turning Pirate presents
John Smith
Tickets €17.95 from

“The future of folk music” – John Renbourn

“He’s a magician” – Ben Howard

“Spellbinding” – Time Out

Born in Essex and raised in Devon, John Smith has gained a reputation through relentless touring as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and singer-songwriters. With five album releases in 11 years, his reputation now extends far beyond the UK folk scene, as reflected by sideman credits including Joan Baez, David Gray, Lisa Hannigan and Lianne La Havas. Compared as a singer to John Martyn and Ray Lamontagne, Smith has evolved his own transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide techniques, switching between acoustic and electric guitars in various tunings. His uniquely intimate take on love, loss or even a mythic murder ballad, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following, made up of people willing to take part in the communion of a song.

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