- 10th Nov
- Droichead Arts Centre
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Along with its accompanying critically-acclaimed RTÉ Radio 1 Album of the Week Old Ghosts In The Water, PORT features Carol Keogh (Plague Monkeys), Graham Henderson (Moving Hearts, Sinead O’Connor) and Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa, The Waterboys) along with vocalist John Ruddy and fiddle player Barry Kieran (Kern).
SJ was previously the
songwriter and singer in award-winning Irish folk band Kern from 2013 to 2020 and he is also known for his
career as a singer-songwriter in Nashville and Germany, which produced 2014’s
critically-acclaimed Blood and Bones album
(featuring Rodney Crowell). He is also in trad trio Long Woman’s Grave with Nuala Kennedy and Trevor
SJ’s songs and performances have been featured in radio, film and television and he has toured and recorded extensively in Ireland, Europe and North America, gathering a loyal following and critical accolades along the way.
“An impressive song cycle .. the songs are intriguing
and evocative; they are rooted in folk but coloured by expansive and
imaginative arrangements.” – The Irish Times
"What a great, great collection of songs this is from SJ McArdle. I urge you to go out and get it." – Fiachna Ó Braonáin (The Hothouse Flowers, RTÉ)
“All the ingredients of great folk songs” – Lynette Fay (BBC)