Sunday, September 22, 2013
Ultan Conlon: a welcome second album
Saturday November 2nd 2013 at 8.30 pm
Rose's West End Bar, Lismore, County Waterford
In these times of short attention spans and the need for instant gratification, it is refreshing to have an artist like Ultan Conlon capable of producing deeply affecting songs like the ones on his soon to be released second album which demand you sit down and slowly listen to over and over. Ultan combines common themes and familiar situations with coherent prose and wraps them around musical styles rooted deeply in traditional rock and roll, country and folk. There is no slick polish, flash or tricks to the songs, nor is there to the man himself. Love, regret, heartbreak and hope are presented in a candid way made even easier to empathize with due to Ultan's comforting and uncontrived vocal delivery.
Ultan Conlon and Eoin McCann are back by popular request. If you missed these wonderful musicians in October 2012, here is a chance to catch them. Great lyrics, great voice, great guitar work. A fantastic evening of live music is promised.