Sinnott for intimate Liscannor gig

Sinnott for intimate Liscannor gig

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Music lovers in Clare are in for a rare treat with legendary musician Declan Sinnott set to play an intimate gig in Liscannor this Sunday May 19th.

Sinnott is one of Ireland’s most respected musicians and songwriters. He is a founding member of Celtic Rock legends Horslips and was a member of acclaimed folk group Moving Hearts alongside Christy Moore, Mick Hanly and other musical luminaries.

Sinnott will be accompanied by singer-songwriter Vickie Keating when they perform as part of the Anam Music series of gigs. Anam, founded by Ennistymon music lover Pat Ryan with musician and Clare FM presenter Eoin O’Neill, was created to offer a unique family-friendly listening experience for people who are passionate about good music. Their last gig featured John Spillane and received rave reviews.

Musician and broadcast Eoin O’Neill is a founding member of Anam Music

“We’re delighted to be bringing Declan to the banner. He’s a world-class musician and it’s a rare treat to be able to hear him in such an intimate venue.” said Pat Ryan.

Wexford born Sinnott is especially well known for his collaborations with Christy Moore who he has worked alongside for approximately 30 years. He still tours regularly with Moore and often performs his own solo material as part of the show. He has also worked alongside the likes of Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, Sinead Lohan and John Spillane.

Sinnott’s first solo album ‘I Love The Noise It Makes’ was released by Warner Music in 2012 to critical acclaim, including a 4-star review from UK newspaper The Telegraph. This was followed up by a well-received second album ‘Window on the World’ in 2015. The Sunday Times has described him as “master of mellow, whose gloriously understated vocals are accompanied by a neat mix of acoustic and electric guitars.”

Declan Sinnott and Vickie Keating

Declan’s partner Vickie Keating is a singer and writer from Cork. She has been collaborating with Declan since 2012. Vickie also writes and sings with her band ‘From The Forest’, who has been a huge hit at the Doolin Folk Festival in the past. She has just finished a short run of a musical theatre piece based on the writings of ‘Stump’ frontman, Mick Lynch. Vickie and Declan are currently working on an album together.

Declan Sinnott and Vickie Keating perform as part of the Anan Music series at the Cliffs of Moher Hotel in Liscannor at 7pm on Sunday May 19th at 7pm. Tickets are priced €15 + booking fee and are available online via Eventbrite.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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