Albert Niland for the Passionfruit

Possibly best known for his haunting rendition of Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’, Irish singer-songwriter Albert Niland comes to the Passionfruit Theatre on Saturday January 30 at 8.30pm.

In 2003, Niland released a solo recording Dirty Day to critical acclaim, a unique, and original sound of authentic flamenco and songs. In 2006, Albert left Ireland, and started a busking trip that took him from Brittany to Norway, writing and recording The Hungry Ghost en route.

Along the way, he played and recorded a live album at the infamous Paradiso in Amsterdam. He was invited by the French to perform at the old chanson L'Essaion Theatre in Paris, and at the International Guitar Festival.

With the respect of his peers, Albert was invited to be a special guest, at the two biggest reunions in Irish music history, "Planxty" in 2004, and "Moving Hearts" in 2007.

Albert returns for his only Irish dates in 2010, playing the Passionfruit Theatre, Athlone on Saturday January 30. Tickets are priced at €15 and bookings can be made by calling (086 ) 3338457.

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