Ian Whitty, one of my favourite singers, played in Cyprus Avenue on October 21st last. It had been a long time since we saw him so we jumped at the opportunity to catch him live. His debut album Will o’ the Wisp is a highly recommended addition to any CD collection and I’m looking forward to the release of a new album in early 2008. This promises to be a rockier collection of music than Will o’ the Wisp although Ian does the introspective reflective ballads equally well as the high tempo catchy tunes.
Ian plays tonight (Nov 22) in Galway in The Crane at 9pm and tomorrow in Clifden in The FUnction Room. Just looking at it now, the gig in Clifden also features another great performer in Ger Wolfe so that should be a decent gig. Ian also plays Dublin opening up for super Cork band Fred in Crawdaddy on December 16th. Enough superlatives? I like my music :).
Listen to some tracks on his MySpace.
See some more pictures on Flickr in the full set.
Sean Kelleher played support to Aaron Dillon in The Roundy recently. I don’t know much about him and I can’t find a website for him but he’s another one to keep an eye out for. Sometimes a support act isn’t up to much but he kept the crowd interested with his well-crafted songs.
I’m off to see David Kitt in the Savoy now.
Aaron Dillon played at The Roundy on Sunday November 4th last. You may not have heard of him yet but I think you will do in the future; his inimitable style is sure to get him noticed. Keep an eye out for his debut album which is coming out in early 2008. Although Sunday night is never the best time to go to a gig, it was one of the more enjoyable gigs I’ve been to in recent times: a nice relaxed evening with great music and atmosphere.
The poster for the event used one of my pictures from the Opera House when he supported Mick Flannery.
Check out the CorkGigs blog for some nice vids from the Opera House gig.
There are a few more photos over on Flickr in the full set.
Update: Aaron Dillon is playing a few gigs over the next month, you can catch him in The Blackbird in Ballycotton on December 1st and he supports Mick Flannery again in the Everyman Palace on the 16th December.