Writers Round

Category - Music
Date - 15/04/2019 8:00 pm

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4 singer-songwriters give you a rare behind the scenes perspective of the music they perform.

Four singer/songwriters sit together on the stage, taking turns to share their songs. This intimate setting allows for an immersive experience. Songs are shared in greater depth, narratives are weaved across personal histories, jokes and banter are freely indulged in and the crack is mighty. Grab a glass of your favourite and settle in for a night that will move you, entertain you and, most importantly, open a window into the craft of songwriting.

Ballybofey native Karl McHugh has made waves performing for the last 5 years along the west coast of America as one half of the songwriting duo McHugh & Devine. Their song “Flame” placed 2nd out of over 4,000 entries in the presitigious West Coast Songwriters Internatinoal competition, winning best Adult/contemporary song of the year.

Citing George Jones, Gene Watson and Gene Stuart as influences, Eddie Carey is rapidly becoming known as the new voice of Irish country music. Having previously broken into the Irish country charts with Murphy’s Bar and The Longest Time his latest single You Can’t Take It With You When You Go is enjoying frequent airplay on all regional radio stations around the country.

19 year old Ben Cully is one half of indie-pop duo Ben and Ian Cully. Winner of the Lowden Songwriting Competition in 2017, he’s played Electric Picnic and a host of notable music venues including Whelan’s and The Grand Social in Dublin, The Half Moon in Putney, London and a sold out show in Academy 2, Dublin.

Tom Bonner AKA Strawman is a Ballybofey-based singer songwriter who is currently working on completing his second full album – due for release in September.