The Ghostlight Sessions
Category - Music Date - 11/09/2021 8:00 pm
The Ghostlight Sessions – our live monthly original music night – returns with 3 more top class original acts for your listening pleasure.
This month we’re joined by Conor Mason, Richard Gilpin and Shuana McDaid.
Derryman Conor Mason’s hushed lilting vocals, whispering lyrical poeticism and subtle instrumentation places him on a musical landscape alongside Elliott Smith, Grandaddy and Villagers. His intuitive song writing and storytelling abilities reveal a master of hook, harmony and heart.
His most recent album ‘On The Surface’ was shortlisted for the NI Music Prize with singles receiving widespread radio play including BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music.
Originally from Belfast and now living in Raphoe, Richard Gilpin brings a wealth of musical experience and talent to the stage. His musical output to date is an impressive blend of Reggae, Blues and Traditional Irish music.
He released his remarkable solo album Beautiful Mistake (featuring Henry McCullough and Ted Ponsonby among others) in 2002. His second album entitled 33 was released the following year and won album of the year on Radio Spazio, Italy. His third studio album Loose Ends was recorded in 2007 and featured an appearance by Peter Wilson (aka Duke Special).
This kind of talent rarely fades – Hot Press
One of the most original singer/songwriter/guitarists I’ve heard in a long, long time – Henry McCullough
Shauna McDaid’s distinctive blend of rich, soft and powerful vocals add a haunting beauty to her traditional and folk noir stylings that linger in the air long after the last note has been played.
This is Shauna’s first gig since March 2020 where she opened for Jack L in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny.