A homecoming of sorts for Nina Hynes at Cruthú Arts Festival

Singer­-songwriter Nina Hynes and her husband Fabien Leseure will headline the final night of this year’s Cruthú Arts Festval, Sonic Sunday, on July 26, in the serene surroundings of St John’s Church, Longford.

St John’s Church has opened its doors to Cruthú Arts Festival and will provide the perfect back­drop to a night of intimate music from Nina, Owensie, and special guests Cronin.

Now based in Berlin, the Dublin-born singer, will be accompanied by Fabien Leseure. A home away from home, Nina has many fond childhood memories of time spent in Longford and is looking forward to returning to her homeland “of sorts” for this special Sonic Sunday performance.

An accomplished artist, Nina has toured in America and Europe and has played support to many famous artists including Roxy Music, Terry Callier, Smog, Stereolab, Cat Power, Julee Cruise, David Gray, Glen Hansard and Damien Rice. She is also a member of several collectives and is currently working on the soundtrack to GLUE, a feature film in the works by artists Oisin Byrne and Gary Farrelly. She has released four albums: Creation, (1999 ), Staros (2002 ), Really Really Do, (2007 ), and Goldmine (2013 ) along with various EPs.

Joining Nina and Fabien on the night is Owensie (Michael John Owens ), an alternative/folk songwriter from Dublin who has been performing as a solo artist since 2010. His classical guitar­-driven songs are, for the most part, bleak and understated, with lyrics that oscillate between the personal and political. Following on from his first two albums, Aliens (2011 ) and Citizens (2012 ) Owensie will release his third studio album, Dramamine in September on Out On A Limb Records.

Special guests Cronin are an indie band from Drumlish/Leeds/Mullingar formed by brothers Jonathon and Michael Cronin. They are best known their last musical project, mod/pock/pop band The Aftermath. 

Tickets are on sale now priced at €17.50 for main aisle and €12 for side aisle seats and are available from Tickets.ie and associated outlets nationwide. Tickets are available locally from Centra, Sligo Road, Longford; Centra, Drumlish; and SuperValu, Granard.

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