It has been a busy year musically for Killala-based singer/songwriter, Dennis McCalmont. Last summer Dennis co-wrote and composed a number of songs for the sensational Terry Reilly/Tommy Marren musical production On A Wing And A Prayer, the story of Knock Airport. The production was a huge success selling out shows at The Royal Theatre, Castlebar, and raising much needed funding for the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice. Earlier this year, Dennis' song 'Carousel' was short-listed in the final of the Irish Daily Mail Fighting Chance competition for unsigned artists.
The catchy 'Carousel' is featured on his new album Nature Of Life, which offers 14 original songs written, recorded, mixed and produced by McCalmont. Summing up the vibe of the new album, Dennis said: “Think Neil Young jamming with the Fleet Foxes and you will get a flavour for these acoustic driven songs, coloured with vocal harmonies.” Bar One, voted best Gastro Pub Mayo 2011, prides itself on serving good food, music, and happiness for the soul. Mark and the Bar One team are delighted to host the official launch of the Nature of Life album on Thursday August 25 from 9pm. Admission is free, and alongside Dennis guests will enjoy the best in live music from outstanding local artists including Three Piece Suite, Mick Buckton, Frank and Noel, Lisa and Mary Kerrigan, and others. Nature Of Life is now available to download at www.reverbnation.com/dennismccalmont You can also follow Dennis McCalmont on Facebook.