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HMV is delighted to welcome John Spillane to its Cork store on Saturday 26th April at 5.00pm. John will be performing a live acoustic set and signing copies of his new album ‘My Dark Rosaleen & The Island of Dreams’ just a day after its release.

The latest offering from the Cork artist otherwise known as “Ireland’s most unappreciated performer” (Hot Press) does not disappoint. Inspired by his native Cork, Spillane’s style is one that stands out from an arguably overly infiltrated singer-songer market. Spillane continues his musical progression with a rousing offering which should propel him to his rightful position as one of Ireland’s top lyricists. Award winning broadcaster, author and producer, P.J. Curtis once described Spillane “as one of the most talented, significant singer/songwriters to emerge in Ireland in the last decade.” His latest album is expected to further contribute to this line of thought.

Known for his beautiful hooks and melodies, Spillane continues to hone his skills and has acquired a heightened standard which is all too apparent in “My Dark Rosaleen & The Island of Dreams.” Spillane once credited his love of words and music as a child for the musical style that exists today. His lyrics have long been equated as modern day poetry and from this Spillane continues to develop. Credited for cultivating a style beyond the conventional, Spillane puts forward a juxtaposition of voice and language to great effect. Often described as musical conversations, his songs engage and engulf its listener offering a type of escapism not all that common in modern musical genres.

James Rider Manager at the HMV store in Cork commented, “We are delighted to welcome John to the store again and look forward to hearing his new album live and acoustic. John continues to garner a large following, particularly in his native Cork and we are confident that “My Dark Rosaleen & The Island of Dreams” will favor considerable support. This is a great opportunity to meet one of Ireland’s top singer-songwriters and will perhaps introduce John to an even wider audience. ”

For further information please contact

Leona O’Rourke or Louise Carson at Aiken PR

01 7755890 or 048 90 66 3000 or

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