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Moran’s scheduled headline show at Whelan's will celebrate his forthcoming EP, Life Inner City.
Hailing from the North inner city of Dublin, Ciarán Moran has steadily risen through the ranks of the country’s music scene. Today, the singer-songwriter has announced a headline Whelan's show on April 29th to mark his upcoming new project, with tickets on sale now.
The venue has hosted icons like Glen Hansard, Ed Sheeran, and Nick Cave over the past 70 years. Moran will now take to the stage in hopes of continuing his musical journey. Since picking up a guitar, Ciarán has been mentored by the likes of Christy Moore and Roddy Doyle, and built up a sizeable following supporting Aslan, Brian Kennedy and Bagatelle.
Having already toured with the likes of Damien Dempsey and Maverick Sabre, Moran is no stranger to being in the spotlight. His musical aspirations began at a very young age. His talent for writing melodies paired with topical lyrics about his community were apparent even in his teenage years.
Moran’s willingness to write songs, that according to Christy Moore “very few will write or sing about”, has allowed him to explore the darker side of society’s issues with references to substance abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. 2020 single ‘Falling Down’ encompasses a number of issues affecting those that start off at a disadvantage. It tells a story of the loss of a role model experienced by the narrator and an environment that was filled with alcohol and drugs, a sad reflection of what is so prolific in today's society.
Not adverse to throwing in the odd hip hop beat and melody, his 2019 solo headliner in the Dublin Underground was a sell-out, and he's also stepped up to the plate when presented with such big stages as the Olympia and Vicar St.
Listeners are in store for more reflections on his growing up North of the capital when his new EP Life Inner City is released later this year.
For now, fans of Moran will be able to enjoy his April 29th show at Whelan's Bar where he will be joined by pianist David Mahady and bassist Adam Grogan.
Tickets available here for €10.
Listen to Moran’s latest release ‘A Father Figured’ below.
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