I have often wondered when does it become no longer acceptable to wish someone a happy new year! Is Jan 13th, for example, too late? For now I’ll presume it’s OK so a happy new year to you all.
2016 was a strange year – lots of really cool and talented people died. I had a thought when I woke up on the morning of 31/12/16 - Wouldn't it be nice if all the people that passed away this year were having a big party on Mars?!!
And so I adapted the words of a song written by one of those cool and talented people, asked Joe Hunt to sing it with me, and the result is here.
We called it Life on Mars 2016 - have a listen here.
However, we are firmly into 2017 now – and there are loads of exciting things happening in the coming weeks and months so I thought I should let you know!
So, in brief…
SOMETIME IN JAN – NEW SINGLE RELEASED!
Keep an eye on my social media channels for more details.
21 JAN – HAWK’S WELL THEATRE, SLIGO.
First gig of the new year – guesting with Niamh Crowley on a special night to celebrate her career in music. Tickets here.
23 JAN – THOMAS CONNOLLYS.
My Monday night residency with Seamie O’Dowd and special guests resumes.
27 JAN – KNOCKNAREA ARENA, SLIGO.
A night to celebrate Sligo being the Volunteer Capital of Europe 2017. With Michael Rooney, Niamh Crowley, and others. Tickets here.
SOMETIME IN FEB – NEW ALBUM RELEASED.
Seamie O’Dowd and I have been busy this week in Dublin recording our debut album. Here’s a little taster from the studio…
11+12 FEB – THE MODEL – 1980’s TEENAGE THEME NIGHT.
The first Teenage theme nights of 2017 – a record number of teenagers involved, and it’s the 80s!! Tickets available soon...
25 FEB - HAWK’S WELL THEATRE, SLIGO - KIERAN QUINN AND SEAMIE O'DOWD
First gig of our tour to celebrate the release of the album. Tickets here.
MARCH 2017 – NATIONAL TOUR.
8 date national tour with Seamie O’Dowd. Details to follow, but we will be coming to counties Clare, Derry, Donegal, Dublin for sure!
7 APRIL – HAWK’S WELL THEATRE, SLIGO.
Sligo celebrates the music of David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen. Tickets here.
See you all along the way somewhere I hope...