The Rescue Rooms archives: 2015

CIARAN LAVERY (IN THE RED ROOM), Ciaran Lavery live in the Rescue Rooms Red Room

  • Monday 19th October 2015
  • Supported by: TBC

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Genre: Folk, acoustic

Hometown: Co. Armagh, N. Ireland.

Ciaran has already racked up over 9 MILLION plays on Spotify, this is unprecedented for such a new artist.
You might be asking how can this be, when his other social stats are quite modest? The answer is really quite simple, he has great songs, people have added them to playlists on Spotify which have been listened to and then added to more playlists and so on and so on.
Ciaran Lavery found his musical voice through the simplest of means “...listening to old 80s singles on my sister’s record player.” Cutting his young teeth in various (often noisier) incarnations over the last decade – that voice is now as soothing as it is timeless. Ciaran crafts heart-on-sleeve acoustic pop in the vein of ‘29’-era Ryan Adams; full of passion and meaning, “I come from a tiny village; you could literally drive through Aghagallon in thirty seconds, but it’s jam packed full of characters and real, genuine people. It’s the type of place where if you’re being an idiot someone will tell you. That’s just how the environment was. I guess that sort of honesty comes out in my music.”

What the press says: "Lavery, described recently as an ‘alt-folk troubadour’, has just released his third EP, Kosher – a superb five-track collection which highlights beautifully exactly what the Northern Irishman is all about. Wonderfully upbeat, laced with those summary clanging guitar sounds and the trademark hushed vocal, Kosher will leave you wanting to know more about its origins and the man behind it. It’s the kind of music which more than lends itself to the festival scene – it has an overriding expressive quality which becomes a raw, captivating charm when performed live." Live and Die in Music.

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