This promises to be a very special evening of music from two of Ireland's finest talents. The Ghost Country, released last September, is the sound of Clive Barnes at the top of his game as a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter. His fourth studio album, The Ghost Country elevates Barnes to a truly unique sound having forged his style and delivery over years of touring the US and Europe with the likes of Eric Bibb, Taj Mahal, Jeff Beck, Alison Krauss, Seasick Steve, The Blind Boys of Alabama and many more. As a musician, Barnes is highly regarded as one of the finest performers on the roots circuit, a reputation solidified by the lyrical and song-writing prowess on this new collection of songs. Out of the studio and onto the stage, Barnes is not to be missed as a live performer for this is where the sheer raw honesty and energy is each track comes to life.
Wicklow girl Luan Parle is an established, popular and critically acclaimed artist in Ireland - with a constantly growing International fan base. Luan holds numerous industry awards including: a Meteor for Best Irish Female Artist, Tatler's Music Woman of the Year and a Big Buzz "Best Female Performer and a Balcony TV Best Female Video, making the future look very bright indeed.
When & Where
McAuley Place Arts and Cultural Centre
The Arts and Culture Centre was once the Nuns’ Chapel in the convent building at McAuley Place. The inside walls and ceiling have been restored and the original organ returned to its former glory. This deconsecrated chapel, with its stained glass windows and old statues, is an atmospheric venue with great acoustics. The McAuley Place Arts and Culture Centre, which seats up to 90 people (loose chairs), can be used for, but is not limited to, concerts, dancing, exhibitions, lectures, fairs, film screenings group meetings, launches, small theatre groups, social occasions, and workshops. If you need it, we can also organise catering.