Formed in the mid-1970’s, Scullion are revered and feted as one of Ireland’s most innovative, original and brilliant live bands. Their upcoming new record emphasises the band’s musical curiosity and
Formed in the mid-1970’s, Scullion are revered and feted as one of Ireland’s most innovative, original and brilliant live bands. Their upcoming new record emphasises the band’s musical curiosity and like all of the band’s records, it breaks new ground.
During the last two years, Scullion recorded an uplifting and inspirational collection of songs for the head and heart and will take to the highway, collapse distance and bring us back together in the halls, front rooms, back rooms and bar rooms of Ireland.
“Songs shift, change shape and come alive in magical ways when shared live. The electricity generated is palpable and energising. To head out on the road with these songs this Autumn ,bring them to life and share them with audiences around the country is going to be a real delight. Can’t wait.”
James Joyce, Bob Dylan and Sufjan Stevens are also woven into the DNA of this record, with the inspirational music of Sonny Condell beating at the heart of the thing.
Those who have followed Glen Hansard’s career since his Academy Award-winning turn in the film, Once, will have witnessed one artistic arc: the journey of a Dublin busker who cut his teeth on the greats – Dylan, Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen – and followed the path of the troubadour to great effect. But there is another thread running through Hansard’s musicianship; in his decades as lead singer of Irish stalwarts, The Frames, rock and folk ambitions coexisted with moments of strangeness, intimacy, and stillness.
Tickets, costing €25 each, are available from https://www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/scullion-and-friends.
(Sunday) 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire