- 19 Dec 17
Mundy will also be on the bill for two of the shows…
Hot Press’ ‘Hot for 2017’ pick Susan O’Neill (aka SON) will finish up what’s been an extremely busy year for her with four special Christmas shows supporting fellow Clarewoman Sharon Shannon on her ongoing Sacred Earth tour.
The husky-voiced, Ennis-born, singer-songwriter – who supported Shannon at a sold-out show in the National Concert Hall in August – will be playing at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar (December 27th), Whelan’s in Dublin (December 28th), Treacy’s West County Hotel in Ennis (December 29th) and Dolan’s Warehouse in Limerick (December 30th). Mundy will also be on the bill for the Mayo and Ennis shows.
It has been an extraordinarily successful year for SON, who released her acclaimed debut solo album, Found Myself Lost, at the end of 2016. Also a singer with Propeller Palms and King Kong Company, Susan has had two stints gigging in New York, and completed three short tours of Germany, Denmark and Holland. She recently did a UK tour with King Kong Company (they also played a set at Glasto this summer).
She’s also earned high praise from Bono (following her stunning cover of U2’s ‘Exit’ for hotpress.com), played for President Michael D. Higgins at the Aras, supported Sharon Shannon in the NCH, and had a couple of videos go viral.
2018 is already shaping up to be equally busy for SON with festival dates in Australia and New Zealand confirmed for March and April, and another US summer tour in the pipeline. Her new single ‘When the Light Shines Down’ will also be released in the spring (for which there’s a stunning video by award-winning director Paul Duane already in the can).
SON played a Fleadh TV show with Sharon Shannon at the Fleadh Ceol in Ennis this summer, performing a memorable version of Ralph McTell’s ‘Long Way From Clare To Here’. You can watch it here: