THE Balor, Ballybofey hosts another Ghostlight Sessions – the venue’s acclaimed monthly original live music night – this coming Saturday.
September brings three more excellent acts to the Ghostlight Stage – Derry man Conor Mason, Raphoe-based Richard Gilpin and Letterkenny’s Shauna McDaid.
Conor Mason’s hushed lilting vocals, whispering lyrical poeticism and subtle instrumentation places him on a musical landscape alongside Elliott Smith, Grandaddy and Villagers. His intuitive song writing and storytelling abilities reveal a master of hook, harmony and heart. His most recent album ‘On The Surface’ was shortlisted for the NI Music Prize with singles receiving widespread radio play including BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music.
Originally from Belfast and now living in Raphoe, Richard Gilpin brings a wealth of musical experience and talent to the stage. His musical output to date is an impressive blend of Reggae, Blues and Traditional Irish music. He released his remarkable solo album Beautiful Mistake (featuring Henry McCullough and Ted Ponsonby among others) in 2002. His second album entitled 33 was released the following year and won album of the year on Radio Spazio, Italy. His third studio album Loose Ends was recorded in 2007 and featured an appearance by Peter Wilson (aka Duke Special).
Letterkenny woman Shauna McDaid’s distinctive blend of rich, soft and powerful vocals add a haunting beauty to her traditional and folk noir stylings that linger in the air long after the last note has been played. Saturday marks a welcome return to live performance for Shuana. The Ghostlight Sessions will be her first gig since March 2020 where she opened for Jack L in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny.
The Ghostlight Sessions takes place this coming Saturday September 11in The Balor, Ballybofey at 8pm. Tickets are €15 available from The Balor Box Office on 0749131840 or online atwww.balorartscentre.com
Posted: 3:01 pm September 6, 2021