- 10 Apr 23
The moving new single will be released on the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
New single 'It Could Be Home' is taken from his forthcoming sophomore album, which due to arrive later this year.
Jack– who grew up in a bilingual family in the Aran Islands– explores many Irish cultural themes in his music. He focuses on the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement in his forthcoming track.
‘It Could Be Home’ was written by an Irish Gaeilgeoir from Iar Chonnacht who attempts to think from the perspective of an 'Ulster Unionist,' exploring the Northern Irish unionist identity in the context of the entire island. Careful to not generalise the Unionists, the song explores considerations they might have– especially pertinent surrounding contemporary conversations about a potential poll on a United Ireland.
The song invokes reflection on the part of Irish nationalists, compelling listeners to think about what might be going through the minds of these Unionists, weighing the positions they might be in.
Jack was born to a musical family– son of songwriter Barry Ronan and nephew to Irish poet and Aosdána member Mary O’Malley, and takes inspiration from Barry Ronan, Enya, John Spillane, and Peadar Ó Riada. He is proud of his Irish heritage, and seeks to develop his sound in both the English and Irish languages.
"That’s what I’m interested in first and foremost," the performer told Hot Press in 2020, "writing and singing songs in both languages."
Spain and Ireland tour dates:
April 13th– Leitza, Spain
April 14th– Pamplona, Spain
April 15th– Arteta, Spain
April 16th– Irurtzun, Spain
April 21st– Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta concert for 50th celebration
May 7th– Everyman Theatre, Cork - special guest to Seán Keane
May 19th– Crane Bar, Galway
June 1st– Bridge St, Castlebar, Co Mayo
June 11th– Doolin Folk Festival, Clare
June 22nd– Cherry Tree, Walkinstown
June 24th– Patterns, Brighton, UK special guest to Miles Hunt
June 30th– Clifden Station House, Galway
June-Aug Summer residency at Joe Wattys, Aran islands
July 8th– Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Aran islands
July 21st– nchigeelagh, Co Cork
Oct 7th– Éigse Dara Beag, Inis Meáin, Aran islands
Oct 14th– Féile Raifteirí, Baile Lough Riach, Co Galway