Scullion - new date for Róisín Dubh concert

Sonny Condell, Philip King, and Robbie Overson to play Dominick Street venue

Scullion. Photo:- Hugh Chaloner

Scullion. Photo:- Hugh Chaloner

SCULLION, FEATURING three of Ireland's leading musicians - Sonny Condell, Philip King, Robbie Overson - have announced the new date for their rescheduled Róisín Dubh show, which now takes place on Sunday September 24 at 8pm.

Scullion began in the summer of 1979, when singer-songwriter Sonny Condell, formerly one-half of acclaimed folk-rock duo Tír na nÓg, was sharing a flat with guitarist Greg Boland, who had played on Camouflage, Sonny’s debut solo album. Around the same time, they were joined by singer/harmonica player, Philip King who, having quit teaching for music, also became their flat mate.

The Mulligan label encouraged the three to join forces, King came up with the name 'Scullion' (meaning, a kitchen servant ), and their eponymous debut album was released in 1980, after which the band built a strong following through their live shows. They went on to release the albums Balance and Control (1981 ), White Side Of Night (1983 ), and Spin (1985 ). After this, Boland left, to be replaced by Robbie Overson, who has now been with the band for nearly 30 years.

Scullion went on an extended hiatus while King made a number of acclaimed documentaries for TV and radio; Overson worked with Karen Casey, Eimear Quinn, and Eoin Duignan, and released a solo album; while Condell continued to write songs, work with Overson, and reformed Tír na nÓg with Leo O'Kelly. In 2012, the band reformed and released the new album, Long Wave, followed last year by the live album, Under The Moon.

Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.

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