Three further dates have been confirmed for the Dean Crowe Sessions, the first of which will see Ultan Conlon perform in the theatre bar on Saturday, October 29.
Shane Hennessy will then play a live set on Sunday, November 27, with Síomha bringing the Sessions to a conclusion on Thursday, December 15.
Ultan Conlon has shared the stage with the likes of Jackson Browne, Shelby Lynne, John Fogerty, Mavis Staples, Bryan Ferry, John Grant, Eddi Reader, Patty Griffin and Richard Hawley. Ultan has also performed duets with Glen Hansard and John Martyn, and Martyn recorded Ultan’s song “Really Gone” in 2005. Many of Ultan’s lauded songs have received extensive airplay in Ireland and the UK. Marty Whelan and Eve Blair both deemed “There’s a Waltz” as their recommended ‘Album of the Week’. Ultan’s “clear, melodic vocal brings Roy Orbison to mind” (Americana UK ) and his writer’s voice brings forth original songs that combine depths of feeling, introspection and modesty.
Virtuoso guitarist Shane Hennessy has established himself as one of the leading guitarists on the world stage, known widely for his fingerstyle, flatpicking, and percussive guitar-playing approaches. His energetic live performances and his cinematically-vivid compositions tie in influences from Bach to Billie Eilish –and everything in between. With a unique style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band –covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead lines –Shane builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own, drawing comparisons to virtuosos Chris Thile and Tommy Emmanuel. Shane has sold out a solo concert in the National Concert Hall in Dublin, released four highly-praised albums and has done extensive international touring across Europe, USA and Russia.
Independent Irish singer and guitarist Síomha dances the line between folk, jazz and neo-soul effortlessly taking audiences on an unexpected and unforgettable journey with her soulful melodies. Her debut album ‘Infinite Space’, described by The Irish Times as “a seriously accomplished and self-confident debut” –is a collection of songs in both Irish and English. Si?omha has toured with Paul Brady, Wyvern Lingo, Moxie, Joey Dosik (Vulfpeck ), Notify and has performed at festivals such as Electric Picnic, Celtic Connections (Glasgow ) and Fe?te de la Musique at Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.
“The team at The Dean Crowe have put great work into developing this series. The feedback from audiences throughout the year has been very positive and encouraging. It’s really turning into a cool little venue with high quality music, a nice atmosphere, supportive audience and a very easy-going vibe. It’s a simple and satisfying night out,” Theatre Manager, Killian Collins, said.