This once-off gig sees the coming together of three of Ireland’s finest musicians for what promises to be a night of sublime guitar-playing and singing. Enthusiasts will be familiar with all three artists from the traditional, rock, blues, jazz and contemporary scenes. It’s simply one of those special collaborations where anything could happen and certainly one that cannot be missed.
For many years, Robbie Overson’s playing has been at the centre of the unique sound of Scullion, one of Ireland’s most respected bands of all time. Aside from his work with Scullion, he is constantly in demand with artists such as Mary Black, Sean Keane, Sonny Condell, Yung Cheng Llhamo, Karen Casey and many more for both his subtle acoustic whisperings and his blistering electric exploits. His instrumental solo album Overdue has been described as “a guitar-playing masterpiece” (Irish Times). Recently, Robbie has been involved in composing for various theatre productions.
Described by Jackie Hayden of Hotpress as having a songwriting style that’s “beyond the clichéd guitar-based simplicity of the genre. One can’t avoid hearing the echoes of Paul Simon’s delicate craftwork, melodic phrasing and precise vocalising with lyrics that evoke the spiritual”, Eoin Coughlan first came to prominence on the international music scene in the late-nineties as part of the hugely successful group NOMOS which saw him tour extensively alongside top international acts. After NOMOS disbanded, his hugely successful solo album, Blood in Vein was included in the BBC Radio top 5 albums of the year. "Eoin Coughlan is a diverse musician whose traditional inspired guitar playing brings a unique element to contemporary songwriting. He plays with a percussive style and harmonic variety that makes him stand out as a top-class player" - Ciaran Gribbin of INXS; “Eoin Coughlan has the passion and the talent that makes him one of Irelands best” Damien Dempsey