Paul Tiernan at Sirius Arts Centre Cobh
Friday 24 April
8pm (doors 7.45pm)
Singer, songwriter Paul Tiernan will be accompanied by his tiny orchestra of one, Marja Gaynor on fiddle, melodica and concertina. Both Marja and Paul are well known to Cork audiences through their work and performances with the legendary Interference and Fergus O’Farrell. Marja was also a founder member of the Swell Season with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.
Hot Press described Paul’s last CD Painkillers as ‘powerful stuff’ and ‘breathtakingly beautiful’. Rock ‘N Folk (one of France’s major music papers) recently said “he is without doubt one of the best European singer/songwriters, a great guitarist as well, equipped with a magic voice, a perfect mixture of silk and grit. The first song, ‘Breakfast in bed’ is a gem, a dream impregnated with bittersweet nostalgia that never leaves us after hearing it.” CD Baby have hailed Paul as “a true songsmith in the tradition of Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake and Paul Simon.
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