- 11 Oct 21
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The latest show in our acclaimed Up Close and Personal series at The Grand Social, Dublin – run in association with Aidan Shortall and supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media – is just around the corner. To celebrate, we're offering you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Tim Wheeler, in conversation about his acclaimed album, 1977, on Monday, October 18.
This intimate discussion series brings the audience a deep dive into a number of classic Irish albums with the artists who created them, talking about the background, the songs, the recordings and the mood of the times in which they were created. It promises the most fascinating insights into some of the greatest Irish albums ever recorded.
Following shows with Villagers and Gemma Hayes at the end of September, and Mary Coughlan earlier this month, the upcoming line-up includes Tim Wheeler of Ash (Oct 18), Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny (Oct 19), and Damien Dempsey (Oct 20) – taking place live at The Grand Social, Dublin.
At these one-off listening parties, we’ll bring the lucky ticket-holders into the heart of the writing, recording and release of the album in question, as told live – and in person – by the artist that was at the heart of an outstanding creative achievement. And of course, we’ll listen to the album along the way, allowing listeners to experience the music again, in all its power and glory!
Recorded with producer Owen Morris – who would later mastermind Oasis finest moments – while the three members of Ash were still in school, 1977 is the phenomenally successful debut album from the Downpatrick outfit. Debuting at #1 in the UK charts, the brilliant punky pop songs masterminded by Tim Wheeler, established Ash among Northern Ireland’s finest ever.
There are limited tickets for Up Close and Personal with Tim Wheeler (Ash) available here.
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Up Close & Personal is presented by Hot Press in association with Aidan Shortall and supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.