Now a regular visitor to BAG (he loves the vibe), Mark Geary returns to Mick Murphy's Bar, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, on Monday, Feb 27th. Doors open at 8:30pm, for a 9pm show. Admission is €12.
Joining Mark on the night is the really rather wonderful, and lovely, Ms. Grainne Hunt.
Grainne is a fine songwriter in her own right, and will perform some solo numbers, and provide backing vocals for Mark's set.
Check out how they sound together, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXSIbMIxqTg
and, here: https://youtu.be/hjVc3FJZbAA
With his 5th studio album now mixed and mastered, 2017 sees Mark road-testing the songs from the new album which will be released later this year. So, you can be assured of a set that's chock-full of great new songs, and the best of his back catalogue. One of the most charismatic performers to grace BAG, a Mark Geary show is always a special thing to witness.
Mark is described as a “quintessential singer-songwriter” and his records of finely-crafted songs have been hailed as encapsulating both boisterous joy and gentle, delicate moments that endear themselves to the listener and evoke comparisons to artists such as Van Morrison, John Lennon, Elliot Smith and Richard Thompson.
His body of work includes 4 (soon to be 5) studio albums, 2 live recordings and collaborations with a number of artists including the release in 2013 of a charity version of his song ‘Christmas Biscuits’ with friend Glen Hansard in aid of St Vincent De Paul. Mark has also lent his talents to the visual arts scoring several films including Loggerheads (2005), Steel City (2006) and TriBeCa Film Festival favourite, Sons of Perdition (2010).
Touring and performing are still Mark’s lifeblood and passion. From the outset it is impossible not to be charmed by him, delivering as he does both his music and his stories in unassuming and singular style. His natural humour and ability to read the moment, give his shows a uniqueness, leaving his audiences with the feeling that they have just experienced something very special.
Over the last 20 years Mark has toured all over Europe, the US and Australia, and has shared the stage with performers such as The Swell Season, Glen Hansard, The Frames, Josh Ritter, Bell X1, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders and Joe Strummer. In recent years, he has played shows and festivals in both the US and across Europe notably in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, including a headline spot on the critically acclaimed Songs from Ireland: Old and New tour. He also supported Glen Hansard on several of his European dates in 2015 and 2016.
'Volunteer' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W24GSOhbqQ