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SongLives Fall 2013 - John Spillane
curated by Grammy Award-winner Susan McKeown
Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 8:00PM

Donaghy Theatre
Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

(Between 10th and 11th Avenues)
Take the C or E train to 50th St (8th Ave); the 1 train to 50th St (Broadway); or the N, R, or Q train to 49th St (7th Ave). Walk west towards 11th Ave. It is roughly a 10 minute walk. A parking garage is located on W. 51st between 10th and 11th Ave.


Photo Credit: Matthew Thompson

“ … some of the most skillfully crafted, vividly realized songs anyone has written in Ireland over the past dozen years.”
- Earle Hitchner, writer/reviewer for Irish Echo and The Wall Street Journal on John Spillane

Curated by Susan McKeown, SongLives brings the rich tradition of busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street to the wonderful intimacy and acoustics of the Donaghy Theatre. This unique concert series features both established artists, as well as up-and-comers, as they share their songs and stories with IAC audiences.

Two-time Meteor award-winner and Cork native John Spillane is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland today. Whether performing solo with guitar, with gentle accompaniment or with a full band before 100,000 audience members, John entertains, charms, and mesmerizes with his unique vocals—effortlessly flirting between beautiful poetry and roguish, irreverent Cork humor.

Past performers include Susan McKeown, Declan O’Rourke, Michael Brunnock, Brendan O’Shea, Mark Geary, Ann Scott, Niall Connolly, Wallis Bird, Anthony Mulcahy, Mundy, The Guggenheim Grotto, Jenna Nichols, Heathers, and Gerry Leonard.