This morning Colm visited RTÉ Radio for the Today with Sean O’Rourke show, performing the song Solasta. Colm will be at the Clifden Arts Festival on September 16 just before joining the Glen Hansard tour in the States as support.
Coming up soon on September 15th, Colm plays Clifden Arts Festival, then he’s off to support Glen Hansard on 10 gigs around America & Canada. Then in November, solo shows are happening in the UK in Tywyn, Hundhead, Leeds and London. Those are followed closely by more support slots with Glen in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands & Germany. All ticket links and details can be found here.
Colm joined Paul Noonan, Cathy Davey, Duke Special, John Sheahan, James Vincent McMorrow, Paul Cleary, Gemma Hayes, jape, Lisa O’Neill and Declan O’Rourke to create Starboard Home, a collection of songs that reflect on the relationships between the Port, the City and the Liffey through song, ranging from elegant electronic pop to sublime trad inspired moments and crafted song-writing. The Irish Times review can be found here.
Colm will join Glen Hansard & band as support for most of his North American tour dates in September! Ticket links can be found here shortly or on Glen’s site here.
Sept 17 – Ann Arbor, MI . Michigan Theatre
Sept 19 – Toronto, ON . Massey Hall
Sept 20 – Chicago, IL . Vic Theatre
Sept 21 – Chicago, IL . Vic Theatre
Sept 23 – Tulsa, OK . Cain’s Ballroom
Sept 24 – Dallas, TX . Majestic Theatre
Sept 25 – Austin, TX . Stubb’s BBQ
Set 27 – Tucson, AZ . Rialto Theatre
Sept 28 – San Diego, CA . North Park Theatre
Sept 30 – Los Angeles, CA . The Wiltern
Colm has a slew of gigs coming up this spring & summer including the Choice Music Prize live event for Best Irish Album of 2015 nominees. The award will be given on the night at Vicar Street which features performances by all of the nominees. The show will be broadcast live on Today FM in a special four hour extended programme during the Paul McLoone show. On March 12, RTÉ 2 will air a programme as well.
This gig will be followed up closely by a trip to Kilkenny TradFest. Then in May Colm’s off to Brighton for The Great Escape Festival and a month later he heads to Washington DC for an event celebrating Ireland 100 at the Kennedy Center! More details on that gathering coming soon. Back to Ireland then for Castlepalooza in Tullamore & the Ireland Folk Festival in Killarney. See below for information & ticket links and stay tuned for a few more announcements soon!
3 March: Choice Music Prize live event – Vicar Street, Dublin
18 March: Kilkenny TradFest – Kilkenny, Ireland
21 May: The Great Escape – Brighton, UK
5 June: Muldoon’s Picnic – Washington, DC
1-3 July: Castlepalooza – Tullamore, Ireland
9 July: Ireland Folk Festival – Killarney, Ireland
Photo by Conor Masterson.
The line-up for Kilkenny Tradfest has been announced & Colm joins Hothouse Flowers, Damien Dempsey, Duke Special and more for this long weekend of events. Tickets go on sale here on Monday 25th.
The next gig is on 31st January at Loam Galway. Tickets can be bought from the restaurant or by calling on (091) 569 727.
I’m delighted to be included in the shortlist for the Choice Music Album of 2015! A great start to a New Year.. Every now and again in this game (every couple of years), one gets a pleasant and completely unexpected surprise and this counts large among those moments.
There were many many fabulous Irish albums released last year..and to find mine shortlisted as one of just Ten is humbling and unusual to say the least. We all know that lists and competitions are nonsense and that Music will never be bound by taste or opinion. (Right?)
A Huge thanks to all of you out there who’ve been such good friends to my music over the past number of years and most especially over the past 8 months since this album was released.. I’m really looking forward to wonderful evening of Music at Vicar Street on the 3rd of March… Ceol binn Abú! Colm x
Tickets to the announcement gig can be purchased here. It will also be broadcast on Today FM.
Photo by Owen Humphreys at Golden Plec.
On 17 December, Colm & his band will perform at Vicar Street with special guests musician Lisa O’Neill and Dublin poet & playwright Stephen James Smith. Tickets are available here. It will be a wonderful evening, we hope to see you there.
Thank you to Shane G. Mahon for making this beautiful video for “Bláth/Flower” with Colm during his most recent visit to New York City.