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May 3 @ 5:00 pm
This Clare Library event in association with Clare Arts is part of the Bealtaine Festival – Celebrating Creativity As We Age. This is a free event but seats have to be reserved in advance.
John is a native of Cork, the County he lovingly describes as “the centre of the universe”, and it has been a huge creative influence on him. Vocally, he is quite unique with an almost sean nós-like element in his singing. John is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland today. Among those who have covered his songs are Christy Moore, Karan Casey, Sharon Shannon, Sean Keane, George Murphy, to name a few.
John’s performances shimmer with the magic realism that permeates many of his songs as he effortlessly flits between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to roguish, irreverent Cork humour. If you are looking for a night of good ‘craic’, a John Spillane show should not be missed.