- 23 Aug 18
The acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter John Spillane will play an intimate gig at IMRO award winning venue Boyles of Slane on Saturday, 7 September.
Boyles is a charming venue set in the middle of the beautiful village of Slane. It's a small venue with a capacity of just 60 seated, which specialise in staging intimate gigs that live long into the memories of those lucky enough to attend.
Some of the highlights of recent years at Boyles include sets by Finbar Furey, Ham Sandwich, Eleanor McEvoy, Aslan and Luka Bloom.
“I am really looking forward to performing again in Boyles, it’s such a special little venue and I will blow them all away one by one, right down to the castle walls. Slane see you soon…" says John Spillane.
Having acquired Boyles in January earlier this this year, new owner John Archbold tells us he is very excited to have John Spillane return to the venue. He also tells us tickets are going fast and are sure to sell out soon. John also promises to have some very special artists back in Boyles over the coming months.
The legendary John Spillane is celebrating 33 years in the music business. He fell in love with singing when he was a small boy and now that he has written about 200 songs and an opera, he jokingly say that feels he’s now starting to get the hang of it.
Having sold over 100,000 albums in Ireland, John has also been awarded with two Meteor Irish Music Awards for ‘Best Act Folk’ and ‘Traditional’ act.
His songs have been covered by many Irish folk lumineer’s such as Christy Moore, Sean Keane, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Solas, Mary Black, Méav, Sinéad Lohan and Sharon Shannon.
"I got a full-time permanent and pensionable job on my 18th birthday as a bank official in the Bank of Ireland. Two years later I left that job to become a full-time professional musician. My mother nearly killed me. I have played with many bands and musical outfits and served a number of musical apprenticeships," he recalled. "I have had a fantastic musical journey."
Costing only €13, A limited number of tickets are available from www.Tickets.ie