John Spillane

John Spillane

Upstairs At Dolans - Limerick, V94 VH4X, Ireland

John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet and dreamer. Rooted
in people, place and story, his music transports the listener and his live performances captivate
audiences around the world.
As an artist his music appeals to listeners across many genres and generations. His vocal style has a
unique almost sean-nós like quality and his performances shimmer with the magic realism that
permeates many of his songs as he effortlessly flits between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to
roguish, irreverent humour. John has the ability to charm, mesmerise and entertain in equal measure.
A native of Cork, the County he lovingly describes as “the centre of the universe” and a source of huge
creative influence throughout his career. John’s music is inspired by and encapsulates Irish traditional
music in its contemporary form – a reflection of Ireland today.
A two-time Meteor Award winner for Best Folk/Trad act John is one of the most accomplished
songwriters in Ireland. With an extensive back catalogue beginning with the 1997 album The Wells of the
World, his songs have been covered by Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Sean Keane and many others.
Twelve albums later in April 2021, John released his first independent album in 20 years, 100 Snow
White Horses.
In October 2022, John released ‘In Another Light’ a career spanning album recorded live at the Right
Here Right Now Festival recorded at Cork Opera House in November 2021.

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Upstairs At Dolans - Limerick, V94 VH4X, Ireland