“John’s songs are the heart and soul of our island and they’ll be sung around the world for as long as there is song,” Damien Dempsey.
” I sing John Spillane songs everywhere I go. John has been my favourite songwriter for the past ten years,” Christy Moore.
“ … some of the most skillfully crafted, vividly realized songs anyone has written in Ireland over the past dozen years,” Earle Hitchner, The Wall Street Journal.
“ … glorious technicolour hues that transcend linguistic boundaries; world music for a new world,” Siobhán Long, Irish Times
There is not much more needs saying about John Spillane. Except that people are still talking about his first appearance here at the Folk Club.
He is not just an acclaimed songwriter and performer but a gifted storyteller too. John is a native of Cork, the County he lovingly describes as “the centre of the universe”.
Two-time Meteor award winner, John is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland today. Among those who have covered his songs are Christy Moore, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Cathy Ryan, Sharon Shannon and Sean Keane to name a few. He performs to audiences large and small around the world.
John’s performances shimmer with the magic realism that permeates many of his songs as he effortlessly flits between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to roguish, irreverent Cork humour. If you are looking for a night of good ‘craic’, a John Spillane show should not be missed.
Tickets £10, refreshments included, are available from the Rostrevor Inn or by calling 028 417 39911 with a card.