Not many people know this but Damien Dempsey (pictured above) is a former amateur boxer.
He is a survivor of street gang culture and has emerged with his powerful self belief intact. Damien’s concerts have been described as almost spiritual occasions with fans singing along to every word and to look to the big man as a leader for expressing such intense and social concerns.
‘Damo’ as he is affectionately known tells it like it is. He was singing about despair and empowerment when the boom was booming and Irish music seemed preoccupied with individual concerns. At Oxegen 2006 he said that Patrick Pearse would be “turning in his grave” at the state of modern Ireland. Since then a truly talented singer songwriter has found his path and Damien has toured the world, playing his own headline shows and supporting legends such as Bob Dylan, Morrissey, Sinead O’Connor, The Pogues and Willie Nelson, and even U2.
Damien’s new album ‘Almighty Love’ will be released on September 28th and promises to soar through the charts.
It has been way too long a wait since Damien Dempsey first took to the stage at The Source Arts Centre, but a very welcome return.
Damien’s December 19th gig (8pm) at The Source Arts Centtre will sell out we can guarantee you that; we also can guarantee a gig for the audience to remember! Early booking advised - tickets are priced at E22 (E20 concession).
Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Ring Matt on 0504-58858 for more details.
The Source Bar will be open from 7pm.
For bookings go to www.thesourceartscentre.ie or ring the Box Office on 0504 90204.