Albert Niland announces Athlone gig

Albert Niland will play the Passionfruit Theatre, Athlone on Saturday February 5.

In 2003 Niland released a solo recording Dirty Day to critical acclaim, a unique and original sound of authentic flamenco and songs. Shortly thereafter his live solo acoustic recording of Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights” rose to national prominence on the airwaves. In the meantime, Albert has secured a growing fanbase in Europe, where he has 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 2011.

Tickets are priced at €15/ €12 with concession and can be booked by calling (086 ) 333 8457. For more information log on to


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