Hosting Susan O’Neill, the spectacular Christ Church Cathedral has been a place of living history and worship for over 1000 years. This will be a night to remember.
Having wowed huge festival stages over the past few years, moonlighting with Mick Flannery and Irish dance band ‘King Kong Company’ and accompanying the queen of traditional music Sharon Shannon on her international tours, Susan has spent the last few years honing her craft as a solo performer. A songwriter of hidden depths, with a timeless voice that is equal parts balm and blowtorch, she is audacity personified, a free spirit; a real performer. As of now she is Ireland’s best kept secret, however with the release of ‘In The Game’ that is guaranteed to change.
This enigmatic singer-songwriter honed her musical skills as one of the youngest members of the Ennis Brass Band and gained her first gospel influences with the ‘Really Truly Joyful Gospel Choir.’ SON has recently been collaborating with multi-platinum, award winning artist, Mick Flannery, whom she recently released a duet, “Baby Talk,” to rave reviews. In promotion of the song, SON and Flannery have made several late night talk-show appearances as well as having announced joint tour dates. Her solo career as SON has begun to pique critical and industry interest. Eclectically fusing traditional Irish folk with rock, soul, gospel and blues, her live performances are quite simply electrifying. Her husky vocals combined with her superb guitar technique, loop pedals and trumpet, have wowed audiences everywhere from Stradbally to Sydney, Glasgow to Glastonbury, Manhattan to Milwaukee, and many places beyond.
Praise for In The Game album:
“Superb” – Clash Magazine
“Sorrowful Masterpiece” – American Songwriter
“I love this fucking record” – Phoebe Bridgers
★★★★ “Two stars are reborn” – The Irish Times
9/10 “Electrifying energy” – Hot Press
★★★★ “Exquisite” – Sunday Business Post
★★★★ “Seductive, beautifully crafted album” – The Sunday Times
★★★★ “..his gravelly tones and her soulful vocals are a perfect match” – Mail on Sunday (Album of the week)
★★★★ ‘It’s been a long long time since a record like this has come around”– The Independent
“The most beautiful duet album to be released this year” – Heaven Magazine
★★★★ “Overwhelmingly beautiful and pure.” – Written in Music
“Think an Irish gothic take on Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra – or Nick and Kylie’s Where The Wild Roses Grow with a dash of Flann O’Brien” – The Irish Examiner