The Ghostlight Sessions May 2023
Category - Music Date - 04/05/2023 8:00 pm
with Brigid O Neill | Charles James & The Rise | Benjamin Amos
Recent years have seen Brigid O’Neill gain a deserved reputation as one of Ireland’s finest songwriters. Response to her 4 critically acclaimed albums reaffirm a gifted, versatile and fearless artist. She has performed worldwide, including the world-famous Bluebird Cafe and is a recipient of numerous Arts Council and music industry awards, most recently long listed for the NI Music Prize and Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition
Described by BBC Radio Ulster’s Ralph McClean as “A great songwriter with a voice that can break your heart at 30 paces” her music effortlessly weaves elements of folk, country and jazz into relatable tales of happiness, heartbreak and the human condition. Whilst echoes of artists such as Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Lucinda Williams come to mind, Brigid O’Neill’s voice and sound is very much her own.
This show is part of a tour to launch her highly anticipated new album The Truth and Other Stories, recorded in Nashville with grammy-nominated producer Neilson Hubbard (Mary Gauthier, the Orphan Brigade).
An immensely gifted story-teller whose songs soar to new heights in the live environment HotPress
Donegal duo Charles James & The Rise play ramblin’ atmospheric folk influenced by the sounds of early americana, roots and their home county of Donegal, Ireland. Their profile is currently sky high with their newly released single Elephant picked by Highland Radio as the regional winner of the Irish Music Month Song Competition. They will now go on to play at a nationally broadcast event to select a overall national winner.
County Derry singer songwriter Benjamin Amos is tasting success following the release of Letters – his first full length solo release . This intimate and honest offering is a collection of letters in musical form, from the last ten years of his life.
The first singles Never Far From Home, Maelstrom and Archie received airplay on BBC stations across the north of England where Amos was living at the time. Tracks have gone on to receive acclaim on Tom Robinson’s 6 Music while HotPress Magazine have selected him as one of their Hot for 23 artists.
a stunning collection of songs which deserves to make him a household name
With the storytelling quality Benjamin Amos possesses, it’s rude not to stop and listen
Indie Band Guru