John Spillane returns to The Everyman for the 25th year to play his Christmas concert. As always, he will be joined by friends for what promises to be a very special evening.
A message from John:
‘Hi everybody, can you believe it? This is now my 25th year in a row playing on the Sunday before Christmas in my hometown of Cork in the gorgeous auditorium of The Everyman. That’s a quarter of a century like – so many good years of playing music, writing songs and singing my heart out. It feels like a milestone of an anniversary to celebrate with friends, so come join me and plenty of special guests this December at The Everyman to continue this great tradition.’
John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet and dreamer. Rooted in people, place and story, his music transports the listener and his live performances captivate audiences around the world.
As an artist his music appeals to listeners across many genres and generations. His vocal style has a unique almost sean-nós like quality and his performances shimmer with the magic realism that permeates many of his songs as he effortlessly flits between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to roguish, irreverent humour. John has the ability to charm, mesmerise and entertain in equal measure.
John is a native of Cork, the County he lovingly describes as ‘the centre of the universe’ and a source of huge creative influence throughout his career. John’s music is inspired by and encapsulates Irish traditional music in its contemporary form – a reflection of Ireland today.
‘…glorious technicolour hues that transcend linguistic boundaries; world music for a new world.’ – Irish Times
‘I sing John Spillane songs everywhere I go. John has been my favourite songwriter for the past ten years. – Christy Moore
‘John’s songs are the heart and soul of our island and they’ll be sung around the world for as long as there is song.’ – Damien Dempsey