Watson AceLive at the Stables, Mullingar

Colm Lynch returns to Mullingar with mesmerizing six piece band in tow…

Friday 1st February 2019. W/ Special Guest Katie Gallagher. Doors 8:30pm

Watson Ace is the musical project of Dublin Singer Songwriter Colm Lynch. In 2014 they released their debut album, the wonderful and shockingly under-appreciated “Backbone” which was produced by renowned, Swedish Producer, Adam Kviman (Wannadies, Eagle Eye Cherry…..)

The band is made up of the finest musicians Ireland has to offer; Aongus Ralston and Tom Domnican make up the super tight and always funky rhythm section. Russel Smyth on keys sprinkles magic dust all over Lynch’s songs. And in case that wasn’t enough, Watson Ace boasts not one, but two lead guitarists in Pete Maguire and Brian Grace. This show at the Stables is the band’s debut in Mullingar and promises to be be an incredible celebration of Lynch’s songwriting. Don’t miss it.

Special guest on the night is Ballymahon’s Katie Gallagher.

About Colm Lynch

Colm Lynch is a Singer Songwriter from Killiney in South County Dublin. He has previously released two Studio Albums, “A Whisper in a Riot” (2006) and “Tickety Boo” (2008). Both releases received very favourable reviews and the latter led to his being nominated for the “Best Newcomer” award at the Meteors in 2009. He also won “Best Male Performance” at the 2007 Balcony TV awards. Lynch has enjoyed several daytime, radio airplay listings with the most notable being “It’s coming down”. It was on high, daytime rotation on 2 FM, playlisted on RTE Radio 1, Top 40 on Today FM playlist charts 2 weeks running, and song of the week on FM 104 Strawberry Alarm Clock.

Rhob Cunningham live at Canton Casey’s (Upstairs), Mullingar, Friday 1st February 2019

Rhob Cunningham

Irish singer-songwriter Rhob Cunningham has set his sights on the Southern Cross.
His debut album, under the moniker Our Little Secrets, brought him to prominence on the airwaves in 2010, introducing his lyrical style and melodic scope. 
“Songs to rouse and sooth” – The Irish Times.

Having since recorded albums in Iceland (with Bjork / Bonnie Prince Billy producer Valgeir Sigurdsson), Berlin, Paris, Nashville, and Vienna, he is finally coming to perform under Australian skies, opening for Wallis Bird on her March 2019 Tour.

Cunningham has collaborated and performed with much of the current crop of Irish talent.
With Villagers, recently contributing to their new album, Lisa Hannigan, appearing on each others’ debut albums, 
and James Vincent McMorrow, live and in studio.

Playing festivals across Europe in 2018, amid Italian Alps and Austrian forests, has only added to an illustrious list of shows in the last decade, opening for Gil Scott-Heron, John Martyn, Bobby Womack and Tori Amos to name a few. 

Autumn 2018 was spent playing a 7-date US/Irish tour with Australia’s talented folk act All Our Exes Live In Texas and, come March, you can catch him gracing the stages of Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club, Brisbane’s Old Museum and The Factory Floor in Sydney.

Awarded Music Bursaries by the Arts Council of Ireland and Music Network Ireland, both 2012.
Artist-in-Residence at Centre Culturel d’Irlandais in Paris 2015

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A man. A guitar. And a song.
It sounds simple, doesn’t it? And it is.

Scott Matthews’ new record, The Great Untold, is a career-defining masterpiece. The sixth studio album by the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter is the one that many have craved: it is a masterclass in honesty, instinct and reflection. A largely acoustic recording, Matthews’ sublime new record features sparse production. Recorded at home and in acoustically resonant rural churches, instrumentation has been jettisoned. His ten-song cycle is the sound of a man comfortable in his own skin, putting his neck on the line with a collection of otherworldly songs.

Scott played a fantastic show in The Stables on 11th January 2019. Support on the night came from our own Peter Doran. We have some photos below by Stuart Hayes.

“The Great Trade” is the songwriting partnership of Mullingar musicians Peter Doran and Brian Murphy. Since 2006, Doran has released four solo albums, with 2014’s “Outlines” being called “an absorbing, uplifting record” by Hotpress. In the last years, Murphy has toured and recorded relentlessly with Midland’s band “Cronin” and released a couple of EPs with the two-piece “Arrow in the Sky”. The first songs of the Great Trade were written when the pair were touring together in Europe in 2013. With the energy of travel and in the time between shows, they found themselves playing with ideas and writing songs mostly for their own amusement. This co-writing process, this trading of ideas was both fun and rewarding, and the resulting songs ended up entirely different than anything either man would have written alone.

The Great Trade treated us to a terrific intimate gig in Canton Caseys on 20th December 2018. Support on the night came from local poet Paul Timoney.

The Great Trade in Brienz, Switzerland

Singer and guitarist SÍOMHA (pronounced Shee-va) dances the line between folk, jazz and neo-soul effortlessly, taking audiences on an unexpected, and unforgettable journey with her soulful melodies. Coming from a family steeped in music, SÍOMHA grew up on a diet of musical greats, with the sounds of jazz, trad, folk and soul creeping in and leaving an indelible mark on her musical tastes and influences. She started playing guitar at age 10, but it was later in her teens while attending high school in the south of France that she first took up jazz guitar, after a chance encounter lead to her learning from an Italian gypsy who taught her the manouche gypsy jazz style. The chords and sounds of jazz fascinated and inspired SÍOMHA, and she began to craft her own songs.

The influences of her musical background, her travels and musical explorations are audible in the music she creates. Always proud of her Irish heritage, she performs her songs in both the English and Irish languages. The beautiful landscape and rugged nature of her native West of Ireland are a huge source of inspiration for this proud Clare artist, leading her to create a soulful and unique style of music that has enthralled anyone who hears it. Her voice transcends musical boundaries, if you haven’t yet heard of SÍOMHA, you soon will.

Siomha and her band played in The Stables on 14th December 2018, with support on the night from Tony McHugh. Photos below by Stuart Hayes.