Billy Bragg to play Galway in 2021

Tickets for concert by the English socialist songwriter to go on sale on Friday October 16

Billy Bragg.

Billy Bragg.

BILLY BRAGG, one of the most powerful and incisive political songwriters of the last 40 years, will play the Black Box Theatre, Saturday November 6 2021.

As The Guardian rightly noted, Bragg's songs are "the perfect Venn diagram between the political and the personal", a balance he has pursued since his punk/folk influenced debut Life’s a Riot With Spy Vs Spy (1983 ). Among his most notable albums are the love song infused Workers Playtime (1988 ); Don’t Try This At Home (1991 ) featuring the hit single 'Sexuality'; the treatise on national identity and interculturalism, England, Half-English (2001 ); and his stripped-down tenth, Tooth & Nail (2013 ), his most successful since the early 1990s.

During that time, he has also become a father; had a No 1 hit single with a cover of The Beatles' 'She's Leaving Home'; had a street named after him; been the subject of a South Bank Show; curated Left Field at Glastonbury; shared spotted dick with a Cabinet minister in the House of Commons cafeteria; was mentioned in Bob Dylan’s memoir; and met Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

Bragg has also found success as an author, penning The Progressive Patriot: A Search for Belonging (2006 ), Roots, Radicals & Rockers – How Skiffle Changed The World (2017 ), and The Three Dimensions of Freedom (2019 ).

This is a 'Róisín Dubh presents...' concert. Tickets are on sale from and from tomorrow, Friday October 16, at 10am.


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