Mark Geary announces Irish tour

Mark Geary is a Dublin born musician who has split his time between Ireland and New York City over the last 20 years. He spent his early years performing in NYC at the famed Sin-e Café alongside other up and coming musicians, including friend Jeff Buckley, garnering respect and attention from both audiences and fellow artists. Of Mark’s time in New York, Time Out NY magazine said “His delicate songs about love and defiance…recall Richard Thompson and John Lennon….one of the East Village’s favorite adopted sons.”

Touring and performing live is Mark’s lifeblood. He has been featured on bills with musicians as diverse as Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, Coldplay, The Frames and The Swell Season among others.


Since 2002, Mark has released 4 studio albums and 2 live recordings. His second album, the acclaimed Ghosts, was named 2005′s Album of the Year by the Irish VoiceBillboard Magazine said Ghosts “evokes Van Morrison, particularly his early-1970s era,” and called it “a collection of superb songs delivered with a quiet intensity that will endear itself to listeners.”

To capture Mark’s talents as a performer and storyteller, the 2009 live album Live, Love, Lost It NYC showcases some of his best songs performed in front of audiences at various venues around New York City. Mark’s second live recording,Songs: Vienna was just released in December 2013. It was recorded over one night at Casino Baumgarten in Vienna with Mark’s band Grainne Hunt and Mark Penny.

In addition to his own albums, Mark has composed the score to several films; 2005’s Loggerheads, 2006’s Steel City, and 2010’s Sons of Perdition, a Tribeca Film Festival favorite and one of the first documentaries featured in the Oprah Winfrey Network Documentary Club. His songs have also been featured on various television shows including One Tree Hill and Bones.

In 2013 Mark toured throughout Ireland, the UK, New York, the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. In November of 2013, Mark collaborated with Glen Hansard on a new version of his song Christmas Biscuits as a charity single for St. Vincent DePaul of Ireland. The song hit the Top 40 and was made the song of the week on TodayFM Ireland’s largest commercial radio station.

In 2014 Mark will be touring in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Switzerland and the Czech Republic while also working on his 5th studio record.

Live dates:

Sunday April 6th - Spirit Store - Dundalk

Thursday April 10th - Coughlan’s - Cork

Friday April 11th - Cleere’s - Kilkenny

Saturday April 12th - Kavanagh’s - Portlaoise

Saturday April 19th - Mill Theatre Dundrum - Dublin

Saturday May 10th - Monroe’s - Galway

Friday May 23rd - McCarthy’s - Dingle

Monday May26th – Mick Murphy’s – Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare

Friday June 20th - Blackbird - Ballycotton

Friday July 4th - Sirius Arts Centre - Cobh

Saturday July 5th - Katie Daly’s – Gorey, Co. Wexford

For times, tickets and more details on each event please visitwww.markgeary.com/gigs or www.facebook.com/markygeary/events 

 

Rory & the Island Irish Tour

The sound of ‘Auntie Depressant & Uncle Hope’ seems to fall somewhere between Galway, California, Jamaica and Liverpool…Brilliant. The single ‘Champagne Lifestyle on Coca Cola Wages’ is a wry and witty commentary on fickleness and materialism. The album ‘Auntie Depressant & Uncle Hope is a compelling suite of songs.” – Hotpress Magazine, Dublin.

Rory and the Island tour

Rory & the Island hitting the road in Ireland

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for Rory & the Island. The Donegal singer-songwriter has hit the no. 1 spot on the iTunes chart twice, has had his song sung by 40, 000 plus people in Croke Park stadium and has appeared on the iTunes charts an overwhelming 700 times.

Rory & the Island is returning to Ireland for a series of live dates in November. Dates are as follows and more information will be added as it comes in:

Saturday 10th November, 2012
the Balor Theatre, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
8pm / €8

Sunday 11th November, 2012
the Green Room, Voodoo, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
8pm / €8

Monday 12th November, 2012
the Derry City Social Club, Derry
8pm

Wednesday 14th November, 2012
Shenanigan’s, Sligo
8pm

Friday 16th November, 2012
the Workman’s Club, Dublin
8pm / €7 (Tix available on ticketmaster.ie)

Sunday 18th November, 2012
Crane Lane Theatre, Cork
Time TBC

Monday 19th November, 2012
DCU @ NuBar, Dublin
9.30pm

Tuesday 20th November, 2012
NUIM @ YOURCLUBHOUSE, Maynooth, Kildare
9.30pm

Rory and the Island single now on iTunes

Rory and the Island’s release of Jimmy Selling Watches / Overground Artist was unfortunately delayed due to problems with the digital upload to iTunes.

However, you can now download the single from iTunes by clicking HERE!

It is now only two weeks until Rory is back in Ireland for some live dates and a promo tour. For more info and availability please get in touch:  tj@voxpop-media.com / (0044) 07723861184