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Homebeat Presents : Mark Geary & Old Hannah We are delighted to announce another very special show in the gorgeous MART Fire station Rathmines with one of our all time music heroes Mark Geary and brilliant folk new comers Old Hannah. "mark geary". One of the most celebrated and storied songwriters in the land, Mark Geary cut his teeth in New York in a scene peppered with the likes of Jeff Buckley and other Sin E luminaries. A stellar reputation as a performer is matched by a catalogue of wonderful albums, meaning this is going to be a night to remember. Old Hannah Carrying on the tradition of folk music but avoiding any semblance of cliche, Old Hannah marry old world atmosphere with astounding musicianship and a genuine passion for the stories the songs tell. As fun as they are heartfelt, these guys are on a serious upward trajectory so it will be fantastic to see them in such an intimate setting. BYOB Doors 8pm. HBX
MARK GEARY In Aid Of Gardiner Street St Vincent De PaulMARK GEARYplus guest_ Main Venue _His delicate songs about love and defiancerecall Richard Thompson and John Lennon.one of the East Villages favorite adopted sons. Time Out MagazineTouring and performing live is Marks lifeblood. He has been featured on bills with musicians as diverse as Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, Coldplay, The Frames and The Swell Season among others.Mark Geary is a Dublin born musician who has split his time between Ireland and New York City over the last 20 years. He spent his early years performing in NYC at the famed Sin-e Caf alongside other up and coming musicians, including friend Jeff Buckley, garnering respect and attention from both audiences and fellow artists.More recently Mark has been touring in Europe with Songs from Ireland: Old and New.Since 2002, Mark has released 4 studio albums and 2 live recordings. His second album, the acclaimed Ghosts, was named 2005s Album of the Year by the Irish Voice and referred to by Billboard Magazine as a collection of superb songs delivered with a quiet intensity that will endear itself to listeners.In November of 2013, Mark collaborated with Glen Hansard on a new version of his song Christmas Biscuits as a charity single for St. Vincent DePaul of Ireland. The song hit the Top 40 and was made the song of the week on Today FM, Irelands largest commercial radio station.Mark returns to Whelans for one night with his band.All profits from ticket sales on the night are going to the Gardiner Street branch of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.TICKETS16 available online fromWAV TicketsorLo-Call1890 200 078(1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)- 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.Strictly over 18s, I.D. may be required.AFTER THE GIGWhelansSilent Discofrom 10:30pm 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.
Label: sonaBLAST! Records, sonaBLAST! Records
Bio: "When you talk to Mark Geary for half an hour you see the real thing: real hurt, real on-the-edge fragility, real drive and a real intensity that has to share a border with a dark shade of obsession... Geary's overbearing intensity is not an act, it is a carefully glossed over reality".
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