- 25 Jan 23
Tickets for Conlon's February dates can be purchased via the singer's website from €20 excluding booking fees.
Galway born singer-songwriter Ultan Conlon is going on tour in February and will be joined by John Douglas of the legendary Trashcan Sinatras.
Conlon has previously shared the stage with names like John Fogerty, Mavis Staples, Bryan Ferry, John Grant, Eddi Reader, Patty Griffin and Richard Hawley, to name a few. The Galway native has also performed duets with Glen Hansard and John Martyn in the past with Martyn having recorded Ultan’s “Really Gone” in 2004.
In his career, Conlon has received much critical acclaim, with those songs receiving extensive airplay in Ireland across RTE Radio 1, and LyricFM, and in the UK on BBC.
His upcoming fifth studio album is due for release in 2023. Recorded and produced in LA by Grammy Award-winning producer David Garza, Ultan co-wrote five of the ten tracks with his producer collaborator. The forthcoming record is engineered by John Would, and features Sebastian Steinberg on bass, with Amy Wood on drums.
His track, ‘The Old Songs’, co-written by Garza, features vocals by Eddi Reader, and debuted last December live at Largo in Los Angeles, accompanied by Hollywood Screen icon John C. Reilly, and an all-star band at the iconic LA venue.
One of the main writing components of Scotland’s the Trashcan Sinatras is John Douglas- who will be accompanying Ultan on his tour. The band, who have been making music for over 30 years come from the town of Irvine on Scotland’s west coast. Their six much-loved albums they created saw John and his group play to audiences all over the world. Douglas has also co-written songs with his wife Eddi Reader, such as ‘Wild Mountainside’ and ‘Maid O’ The Loch’, and has been a part of her touring and recording band for nearly 20 years.
Reader most recent release, Cavalier was co-produced by the couple. Speaking on his first foray of solo performances, Douglas said, ‘I want to see how the songs can bloom with just my voice and my guitar for company’.
Tickets for the upcoming February dates can be purchased via Ultan’s website here.
Stream Conlon’s latest record, There's A Waltz below.