On Thursday October 17, Sinead O'Connor upholds her promise of playing in Galway after missing out on the Galway International Arts Festival four years ago, by taking to the Róisín Dubh stage for a unique and intimate performance.
As Jack Kerouac states “Genius gives birth, talent delivers.” So where did Sinead O’Connor begin?
The seventies in Ireland was the backdrop from which Sinead O’Connor began her life. Born into tragic times with her own tragic story, one among many from those days, O'Connor would not be defined by what was at that time beyond her control. Her spirit would blossom and bloom manifesting her gift, her voice.
Discovered by the drummer of well-known Irish band In Tua Nua, she co-wrote their first hit. Shortly after being discovered by Ensign records her first album The Lion and the Cobra released in late 1987 reached Platinum sales. O'Connor had arrived.
From the early new wave explosion of 'Mandinka' to the multi–platinum soul of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares to You’, O'Connor had left an indelible mark with her unique image and vocal style.
An artist beyond comparison - unique, uncompromising, a pioneer, a visionary are just some of the descriptions that might only touch the surface of O’Connor. Embodying a voice with beauty and innocence, a spirit part punk, part mystic, with a combined fearlessness and gentle authenticity. This voice as O'Connor’s unique expression would be echoed in the voices of other artists who she would inspire who came after.
Chart topping singles, hit albums, numerous awards an array of collaborations later, and O'Connor’s spiritual journey would lead her through a turbulent, troubled, and restless existence to find solace in Islam.
This year marks the return of Sinead O’Connor and a new beginning that will see her bring out new music and tour the world once again as one of the true and original living greats of our time.
Tickets are on sale tomorrow at 9am from www.roisindubh.net