- 30 Mar 20
Catch both live-streamed performances tonight on the Hot Press Instagram.
If you're in dire need of some motivation this Monday, look no further! Tonight, March 30, we're delighted to present a globe-spanning double-headliner – with live performances from Shane Ó Fearghail in Vienna (7:30pm) and Ryan O'Shaughnessy in Los Angeles (8:30pm) for the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions, brought to you by the sea-faring legends from Grace O'Malley Whiskey.
Born in Dublin and currently living in Vienna, Shane Ó Fearghail's musical style embraces the best of Irish indie-folk – while also drawing comparisons to the likes of REM, Crowded House, Rufus Wainwright and Ron Sexsmith. With three albums and countless tours under his belt, expect a dazzling performance from the Irish singer-songwriter.
Taking over the Hot Press Instagram after Shane is acclaimed Irish artist Ryan O'Shaughnessy. Back in 2012, Ryan's performance of a self-penned track on Britain's Got Talent landed him a deal with RCA in London. After topping the Irish charts, he set up his own label and studio, Bayview Records – and currently writes and produces for artists worldwide. He also represented Ireland at the 2018 Eurovision in Portugal, and used his platform to raise awareness for LGBTQ rights.
In the face of gig cancellations and restrictions, the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions, brought to you by Grace O'Malley Whiskey, allows you to enjoy live performances of your favourite Irish artists, from the safety and comfort of your home.
Throughout the nightly series, our star-studded line-up will be taking over the Hot Press Instagram account (@hotpressmagazine), and live-streaming performances from their homes around the world directly to your phone. Keep an eye out for upcoming performances from RuthAnne, Tiz McNamara, Rebecca McRedmond and Matt Rowley!
We encourage anyone who enjoys Shane Ó Fearghail and Ryan O'Shaughnessy's performances tonight to support them through this difficult time for musicians by buying their music and merch.
The Hot Press Lockdown Sessions brought to you by Grace O'Malley Whiskey...
Watch Shane Ó Fearghail (19:30 GMT+1) and Ryan O'Shaughnessy (20:30) tonight, March 30 – live from the Hot Press Instagram.
See the full line-up for the upcoming Hot Press Lockdown Sessions below:
Tuesday, March 31
19:00 – Rebecca McRedmond [Live from Westport]
19:30 – RuthAnne [Live from London]
Wednesday, April 1
19:00 – Matt Rowley [Live from Westport]
19:30 – Tiz McNamara [Live from Toronto]