NIALL CONNOLLY is "a folk icon…Among the most vibrant, poignant, and authentic indie folk artists in New York City", leading folk magazine No Depression has said of the man who is coming to Galway this month.
The Cork born, Brooklyn based, singer-songwriter makes a welcome return to the Róisín Dubh, where he will play the upstairs bar on Easter Monday March 28 at 9pm.
Niall was initially inspired by Nirvana, Leonard Cohen, and the Cork indie rock scene of the 1990s, later gravitating towards a folk-rock style with traces of Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, and Joe Strummer. His songs deal in observations of life in New York, and of fleeting encounters with strangers on the road. He has played Glastonbury, the Prague Fringe Festival, and CMJ, and shared stages with Lambchop, Evan Dando, Mick Flannery, Glen Hansard, and John Spillane. He has also collaborated with poets Neil McCarthy, Stephen Murray, and Billy Ramsell.