Musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet and dreamer John Spillane will feature live at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Saturday, March 22nd.
John’s music transports the listener while his live performance captivates the audience. In a world filled with strife and upheaval, a time-out with John Spillane is enough to ease the load a bit on anyone lucky enough to bask in his light. The man and his music are pure magic.
What makes John special is that he is an artist who knows how to deliver all that he has to offer to anyone of any age, male or female, no matter the musical preference. Place him in the genre of folk, acoustic, traditional, world or pop – that’s fine with John. He’s a man who is very comfortable in his skin. Whether performing solo with guitar, with gentle accompaniment or with full band before ten or ten thousand John entertains, charms, and mesmerizes.
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 and he is said to have a voice “full of honesty, commitment and sensitivity”.
Two-time Meteor award winner, John is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland today. Among those who have covered his songs are Christy Moore, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Cathy Ryan, Sharon Shannon, Sean Keane, George Murphy, to name a few. He performs to audiences large and small everywhere.
If you are looking for a night of good ‘craic’ don’t miss John Spillane at The Source Arts Centre on Saturday, March 22nd ( 8pm). Tickets are priced at €18 (€16 concession). For all bookings please call 0504 90204 or alternatively visit www.thesourceartscentre.ie.