Announces brand new album “The Man Who Came in from the Dark” Release date: Oct 31st
+ Tour dates just announced with more TBA:
20/09/2014 Clonakilty, Co.Cork Clonguitarfest
24 + 25/09/2014 Ratheniska, Stradbally County Laois, Ploughing Championships
26/09/2014 Main Street, Ratoath, Co. Meath, The Venue Theatre
02/10/2014 Clonakilty, Co.Cork, DeBarras
03/10/2014 Cork Folk Festival, A Stór Mo Chroi
04/10/2014 Siamsa Tire Tralee, A Stór Mo Chroi
20/10/2014 Queens Festival Belfast, A Stór Mo Chroí
26/10/2014 Sligo, A Stór Mo Chroi
This October the acclaimed Irish Singer and Songwriter John Spillane, celebrates 33 years of an ever-consistent vastly illuminating and exciting career within the world of music. And what better way to celebrate than with a brand new album. On October 31st 2014, his brand new 10th studio album, ‘THE MAN WHO CAME IN FROM THE DARK’ will be released followed by a list of tour dates Nationwide.
Having sold over 100,000 albums in Ireland, John has also been awarded with two Meteor Irish Music Awards for ‘Best Act Folk’ and ‘Traditional’ act. His songs have been covered by many Irish folk lumineer’s such as Christy Moore, Sean Keane, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Solas, Mary Black, Méav, Sinéad Lohan and Sharon Shannon.
Building on last years hugely popular album ‘LIFE IN AN IRISH TOWN’, which was based on songs from the TG4 series SPILLANE AN FÁNAÍ (Spillane The Wanderer), this year sees John traveling around Ireland and writing MORE BRILLIANT songs about Ireland’s towns, rivers, legends and people. The album’s release will coincide with the broadcast of series 2 of SPILLANE AN FÁNAÍ on TG4 in October 2014 (release 31st of Oct).
THE MAN WHO CAME IN FROM THE DARK – track listing.
- THE VOYAGE OF THE SIRIUS
- THE MAN WHO CAME IN FROM THE DARK
- RIVER LEE
- MOONE BOY
- IRELAND AND AUSTRALIA
- HAITIAN GIRL
- PRINCE’S STREET/ FOLLOW YOUR NOSE
- BAILE ÁTHA AN RÍ
- THE ENGLISH MARKET CHRISTMAS SONG.
(All songs composed by John Spillane except 9. John Spillane/Shane Howard. 10. Christy Moore/John Spillane. 11. John Spillane/Conal Creedon)