Paddy Casey to perform in Clifden

The Clifden Station House have secured a booking with a bona fide star of the Irish music scene this month. Singer-songwriter Paddy Casey, who was been wowing audiences at home and abroad since his debut album in 1999, will check in at the Station House for one night only on August 23, for what promises to be a memorable and intimate performance by one of Ireland’s most popular performers.

The gig comes on the back of a long wait for Paddy Casey fans, following the artist’s five-year hiatus from recording – which came to an end with the release of last year’s The Secret of Life. The album, his fourth, saw Paddy embrace a more soulful style of song writing, and features the Shannon Gospel Choir.

On this new approach to writing and recording –the album was cut in his kitchen –Paddy said: “The best thing about this album is that I veered off in any direction the wind carried me. In some ways it was like going back to the start, when I used to experiment lots on a four track, making any kind of music I felt like on the day.”

Clifden-based musician Seanie Vaughan (www.seanievaughanmusic.com ) will fill the 40-minute support slot, providing an added incentive for the home fans.

The Station House Hotel is offering a number of packages, from concert tickets (€15 ) through to bed and breakfast with dinner and concert ticket (€95pps ). For further details, contact the hotel on 095 21699.

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