Dean Crowe Sessions
Saturday 29th October
Doors 7pm | Gig 8pm | Free Admission
Conlon’s poetically-enigmatic “songs of substance told with intelligence and wry observation” (Hot Press Magazine) on There’s a Waltz often stem from his own personal experiences, whether he is reflecting on the dark days of his battle with alcohol addiction (“A Long Way Back”), the isolation incurred by the digital universe (“World from A Window”), anxiety concerning the fate of the world (“A Landslide”), or journeying towards self-acceptance and love (the title track). The Sunday Irish Times raved There’s a Waltz is “a record that revels in the beauty of the simple and unspectacular.”
Ultan’s “clear, melodic vocal brings Roy Orbison to mind” (Americana UK) and his writer’s voice brings forth original songs that combine depths of feeling, introspection and modesty. Blogcritics raved Last Days Of The Night Owl (2018) is “an elegantly striking album, full of nuanced floating colors and velvety energy, along with the appealing voice of Ultan Conlon.”
Ultan Conlon has shared the stage with the likes of Jackson Browne, Shelby Lynne, John Fogerty, Mavis Staples, Bryan Ferry, John Grant, Eddi Reader, Patty Griffin and Richard Hawley, among others. Ultan has also performed duets with Glen Hansard and John Martyn, and Martyn recorded Ultan’s song “Really Gone” in 2005. Many of Ultan’s lauded songs have received extensive airplay in Ireland (RTE Radio 1, Lyric FM) and the UK (BBC). RTE Radio 1, Marty Whelan (Lyric FM) and Eve Blair (BBC Radio Ulster) all deemed There’s a Waltz as their recommended Album of the Week.
Dean Crowe Sessions is a series of intimate live music gigs featuring independent artists at The Dean Crowe Bar.
This gig is kindly supported by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Westmeath County Council as part Phase 4 of the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.