Solo@Home | The Series

  • 16th May - 4th Jul
  • 11:00
  • Droichead Arts Centre
Music
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          Solo@Home | The Series

This year’s Solo@Home in association with LMFM, has a new format and a stunningly diverse range of artists performing from the intimacy of their own homes.

The series lineup includes: Pugwash and Duckworth Lewis Method founder and pop songwriting legend Thomas Walsh, Nigerian-Irish performance poet Dagogo Hart, Choice Award nominated songwriter Niamh Regan, Scullion and Tír Na nÓg legend Sonny Condell, Turn singer and songwriter Oliver Cole, Beloved and internationally renowned folk singer Niamh Parsons, Traditional fiddle player, composer and singer Róisín Ward Morrow and Drogheda’s own Urban Folk songwriter Seán MathewsEpisode#1 kicks off with Niamh Regan, Ollie Cole, Niamh Parsons, Dagogo Hart and Sonny Condell.

Once again curated by SJ McArdle and edited by Adrian Taaffe, these eight episodes will feature longer bespoke performances from each artist and will premiere on Droichead Arts Centre’s YouTube channel every Sunday for 8 weeks at 11am.

SJ McArdle is an Irish songwriter and musician, Artist in Association at Droichead Arts Centre and is known for his work in contemporary Irish folk band Kern from 2013 to 2020. More recently, as a solo artist, SJ has been working on a project called Port, a song-cycle based around research into the stories of Drogheda’s historic Port and an album is on the way. His songs and performances have been featured in radio, film and television and he has toured extensively, nationally and internationally over the past twenty years.

Oliver Cole is a singer and songwriter originally hailing from Kells in Co Meath. He was the lead singer and songwriter of the powerful rock trio TURN in the late ’90s and early 2000s.

Perhaps one of Irelands greatest songwriters, Sonny Condell is the real McCoy. An integral part of the Irish music scene since the early `70s, a musical career spanning 45 years, from the heady days with “Tír Na nÓg” which landed him on the biggest stages in the world, to the truly fantastic “Scullion”and numerous solo albums. 

Dagogo Hart is a Dublin based poet, writer, playwright, performer and spoken word artist. Entertaining audiences in open mics and poetry slams such as circle sessions and Slam Sunday, led him to winning the Slam Sunday Grand slam and qualifying to perform at Electric Picnic under the Cuirt International Poetry festival in 2017. Dagogo is accompanied by Adam Garrett, a multi-instrumentalist and producer from Kildare based in Dublin.

Seán Mathews is a blend of the Folk Traditionalist, the Eclectic and the Demonstrator. He can polarise and galvanise. All while holding the fort in his hometown of Drogheda.

Niamh Parsons has come to be known as one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music. Her voice has drawn comparisons to such venerated singers as Dolores Keane, June Tabor and Sandy Denny. 

Galway artist Niamh Regan has long been lauded as one of Ireland’s most promising folk talents. The Irish Times described her teenage demos as “bursting with potential” and at seventeen this precocious folksinger won a Paul Brady Blás scholarship to study flute and guitar in the University of Limerick.

Thomas Walsh has plied his melodic trade for over 25 years as the sole founder of the popcentric 'Pugwash' and co-founder of the cricket themed 'Duckworth Lewis Method' with fellow tunesmith Neil Hannon.

Róisín Ward Morrow is a fiddle player and folk singer from Co. Louth. Her debut album By the Light of the Moon was launched to a sold out audience during Fleadh Cheoil 2019 and has been met with great prestige nationally and internationally.